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Do the screeds against Jerusalem in the prophets only apply to their original context or do they do double duty as prophecy about 70 CE?

Do Jewish scholars consider it appropriate to understand the Shoah of c. 70-74 CE through the prophetic screeds regarding the destruction of Jerusalem and the first Temple?
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Prophecy about the destruction of the second temple?

Are there any prophecies about the destruction of the second temple?
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Yechezkel 26-28 - a reference to America/The West?

Have there been any Rabbis claim that Yechezkel's prophecy of destruction and lamentations about צֹר/Tyre is also a reference to a modern day country? Clearly the pshat is talking about the ancient ...
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Why do angels have wings?

Winged angels became probably the most ubiquitous depiction of all kinds of divine beings, based on Isaiah's vision (Isaiah.6.2) "Seraphs stood in attendance on Him. Each of them had six wings: ...
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How should one understand the reference to ‘horsemen’, ‘bows’ and ‘arrows’ in the Gog / Magog prophecies?

Shalom. I am a bit confused by the reference of ‘horses’ and ‘horsemen’, ‘bows’ and ‘arrows’ in Yechezkel 38 and 39. It certainly would be a greater miracle than the one described if mankind were ...
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What is the earliest statement that the world is to exist for six thousand years?

I have seen various versions of this idea: The world is to exist six thousand years. In the first two thousand there was desolation [no Torah]; two thousand years the Torah flourished; and the next ...
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What prophets are referred to in Deuteronomy 34:10?

Deuteronomy 34:7-12 Moses was one hundred twenty years old when he died; his sight was unimpaired and his vigor had not abated. 8 The Israelites wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days; then ...
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Is Magog associated with Germany?

Bereshit 10:2 reads: בְּנֵ֣י יֶ֔פֶת גֹּ֣מֶר וּמָג֔וֹג וּמָדַ֖י וְיָוָ֣ן וְתֻבָ֑ל וּמֶ֖שֶׁךְ וְתִירָֽס׃ Targum Jonathan to this verse reads: בְּנוֹי דְיֶפֶת גוֹמֶר וּמָגוֹג וּמָדַי וְיָוָן וְתוּבָל ...
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In Judaism, must נְבִיאִים Neviim feel happiness in order לְהִנָּבֵא to prophesy?

In Judaism, must נְבִיאִים Neviim feel happiness in order לְהִנָּבֵא to prophesy? After we read 2 Kings 3:15, Now then, get me a musician.” As the musician played, the hand of the LORD came upon him, ...
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Prophecies refering or relating to one occassion or more?

Do prophecies only find their fulfillment once, or is it possible for them to be fulfilled more than once? Do they only relate to one moment or one situation or is it also possible that they relate to ...
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What are the teachings regarding prophets nowadays?

Since the Talmud mentions that once, there were hundreds of thousands of prophets: twice as many as the number of people who left Egypt (Megillah 14a), but that many had messages only for their ...
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Prophecies about past or future events?

Why are some prophecies described as if they already happend, as if they occurred in the past, while at the time/moment the prophecy is spoken it all still has to take place and talks about the future....
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Since the Messiah is human, how long will he live?

The messiah is to be "anointed" and must be versed in the law which mean he would have been alive for a while, and then embarks on his duty by accomplishing the follow: All Jews would be living ...
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Were there prophets who could “see” the past?

According to Wikipedia, Judaism holds that there were 48 males prophets and 7 female prophetesses mentioned by name in Tenakh, counting ONLY the Jewish ones. (Judaism recognizes that there were many ...
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Who is the Infamous Little Horn of Daniel 7?

"and behold, there came up among them another horn, a little one, before which three of the first horns were plucked up by the roots. And behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of a man, and ...
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The practice of lucid dreaming

There has been a bit of discussion lately about lucid dreaming. This results from a state of consciousness in which the person dreaming is aware that they are asleep and can now control every aspect ...
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What Biblical prophecies appear to have been fulfilled already?

Which explicit prophecies written in the torah and in the books of the prophets (Tanach) appear to have been fulfilled already? I am asking regarding prophecies about future times from when the book ...
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Has the biblical prophecy about God bringing us back to Egypt in ships been fulfilled?

I believe Jewish tradition states that many of the prophecies in Ki Tavo have transpired. Verse 68 says the following: And the Lord will bring you back to Egypt in ships, through the way about ...
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Daniel 8:14 not fulfilled?

Is Daniel 8:14 incorrect concerning the re dedication of the Temple? וַיֹּ֣אמֶר אֵלַ֔י עַ֚ד עֶ֣רֶב בֹּ֔קֶר אַלְפַּ֖יִם וּשְׁלֹ֣שׁ מֵא֑וֹת וְנִצְדַּ֖ק קֹֽדֶשׁ He answered me, “For twenty-...
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What is the Jewish understanding of who the "son" is in Psalm 2

Psalm 2, says I will declare My decree, "You are my son; today I have begotten you."... "kiss the son, lest he be angry and you perish in the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little; ...
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Can bad prophecies be erased?

I've heard that G-d's (or neviim's) good decrees/prophecies can't be erased, but bad ones can if G-d sees that we repent. Is this a well-believed concept? What are the sources of this?
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Prophecies referring to the final redemption

What lines of neviim are generally understood as referring to the final redemption (as opposed to the return in the 2nd temple period)?
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Did the Messiah already come? [duplicate]

I was wondering if the Messiah who is prophesied by many has already to come or are we to continue looking?
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Did the state of Israel fulfill ancient prophecy?

Does Judaism consider the state of Israel the fulfillment of ancient prophecy? Especially in reference to this Bible verse. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezekiel%2037 18 “When your ...
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Why didn't the prophets (and others "inspired from Above") ever learn the secrets of science or cures for disease?

Why is it that people like the prophets, and other, more modern figures who are seen as being divinely inspired (the kabbalists, the Chasidic rebbes, etc.) never seem to be told secrets of science, ...
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Is there a method for evaluating authenticity of revelation to other nations?

Are we provided with a method, measure or test for the validity or authenticity of prophecy or revelation given to other nations, speaking more specifically about revelations given to non-Jewish ...
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What happened to Michayhu?

As described in Ⅰ M'lachim 22 and Ⅱ Divre Hayamim 18, King Ach'av of Yisrael (the northern kingdom) suggested that King Y'hoshafat of Y'huda join him in battle against Aram. A number of Baal-prophets ...
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the Sixth Commandment versus the prophecy of relocation of all Jews to Israel [closed]

Is it allowed to murder (any human from anywhere with any race and any belief) to fulfill the prophecy of relocation of all Jews to Israel, gathered from the four corners of the earth (Deut. 30:3-4; ...
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What "end" was Yaakov prevented from revealing, and to what extent does S'forno disagree?

In B'reshis 49:1, Yaakov tells his sons: Gather, and I'll tell you what will occur to you in the end of the days. S'forno explains "in the end of the days": at the end of the days, with the ...
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Prophecies of the Maccabees uprising are foretold in which ancient book?

I read on the internet somewhere about an ancient prophesy in which the Lord having horns on His head and using them to fight back against the Dragon and the horns on the Dragons head. One of the ...
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What's the point of Jeremiah 13:18–27?

In Jeremiah 13:18–27, Jeremiah is told to address the king and queen, telling them of the trouble that will come (using the prophetic past). Unlike many of the preceding chapters, where he tells the ...
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What are the prophecies about messiah?

This question may be of a broad nature, but I just want to know that what are are prophecies for the messiah? Since Christianity claims that Jesus fulfilled 44 prophecies, I am interested to know ...
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Were Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego told that there would be no miracle?

I've heard a story somewhere before that before Shadrach Meshach and Abednego got toasted (literally), they came to a prophet asking whether there will be a miracle or not. (I forget the prophet's ...
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Which prophecies did Jesus fulfill and not fulfill? [closed]

I have been taught growing up that only Jesus has fulfilled the Old Testament messianic prophecies, and has not contradicted any messianic prophecies. Which messianic prophecies did Jesus fulfill? ...
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What is the meaning of the signs that Elijah was shown at mount Horeb

It is written in 1 Kings Chapter 19 that Elijah went to mount Horeb and was shown three signs: wind, earthquake, and fire. 8 And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of ...
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What are the circumstances of the fulfillment of Ezekiel's vision of the temple?

Ezekiel (Yechezkel) 40 begins a section about a vision of a temple with priests and sacrifices and feasts. The detailed descriptions of this temple seem to indicate that a literal (as opposed to ...
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Interpreting the Zohar's Prediction of the year 1840

On the verse in parsha Noach (Genesis 7:11): "In the six-hundredth year in the life of Noah... all wellsprings of the great deep burst open, and the windows of heaven were opened..." The Zohar (part ...
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Are there discussions of the difference in what Lavan says and what Hashem actually did?

I apologize in advance if this is obvious but I simply haven't stumbled on anything which answers this yet. In Bereishit 31, Hashem gives a message directly to Lavan. Apparently (as reported in the ...
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Structure and relevance of Sefer Yeshaya

Was Yeshaya included in Tenach as all of it is relevant for all time? If so, what is the relevance of chapter 13-22 for example. Is there any evidence that his prophecies to the other nations ...
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What is the interpretation of Zechariah Chapter 3?

In Zechariah 3, there's a vision of Joshua the High Priest. Satan is accusing him, and then Satan is rebuked. Joshua is then found to be standing before the altar in filthy garments, which are then ...
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Which nation in this prophecy of Haggai will shake nations and will be given peace(שָׁלוֹם) [closed]

The following verse in the Torah prophesizes about a nation which will be given "peace" and coming of a praised being: and I will shake all nations, and the choicest(חֶמְדַּת ) things of all ...
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Is there a way to prove that a prophet is true?

I am asking this in response to this question, in which the asker is unwilling to edit the question to make it more suitable for this site; although I think the general idea behind the question is a ...
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Nature of cryptic prophecies

I understand that prophecies in the Tanach seem to be very cryptic until the prophecy actually happens: then do the verses become clear and be correlated to the happened events. What are good examples ...
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What is the point of the prophecy of Nachum?

The prophecy of the navi Nachum seems to be entirely related to the eventual destruction of the city of Ninveh. Why does the fate of Ninveh need to be recorded for the Jews for all time? If, for ...
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Why does Ninveh do teshuva so quickly?

In Sefer Yona 3:4 why was it so easy to convince the city of Ninveh to do teshuva (5 words!) if they were so evil?
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Why was Chanah called an "Ishah Kesheirah"?

The Gemoro says that when Chanah was caught by Eli davening and whispering, he asked the Urim Vetumim about her to see if she was ok. The letters ה ר ש כ appeared on the Urim Vetumim. Eli understood ...
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The 70 weeks in Daniel 9

How does one understand the 70 week prophecy in Daniel 9? When does the decree to rebuild Jerusalem take place, and how do you interpret the "seven weeks; and for threescore and two weeks" from that ...
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Why "Moshe Moshe"?

When Hashem appeared to Moshe at the burning bush in parshot shamot perek gimil why did he call Moshe's name twice? He could have just said "moshe" ONCE!
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Diaspora of Egypt: has it already happened?

I have read in Ezechiel 29:12-15 that "And I will make the land of Egypt desolate in the midst of the countries that are desolate, and her cities among the cities that are laid waste shall be ...
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