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To add to your own answer.... If "it is not in heaven" applied to wisdom in general, why the other 19 books of Tanakh? I wouldn't call them situational, because there were schools of prophets in each generation through to the end of the First Temple period. (And maybe slightly beyond; prophecy doesn't end until early Second Temple.) The prophets and ...


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I’m answering my own question here - apologies. The ‘It’ in ‘It is not in heaven’ refers to the general, universally-applicable mitzvot which have been given to all Israel for all time. What ‘remains in heaven’ are particular, situation-based instruction (Go here, say this to this person etc.), as well as words of comfort, consolation, guidance, rebuke etc. ...


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