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Daniel was a chakham gadol. And "Chakham 'adif mi'navi/ A chakham is better than a navi." In other words a navi has a vision what will be but the chakham knows what will be. Thus Daniel's writings are not prophecy but wisdom, which is greater. Sefer Hamidot: ב. דַּע, לְפִי גּדֶל יְדִיעַת הַתּוֹרָה וְטִבְעֵי הָעוֹלָם כֵּן נִמְסַר וְנִשְׁתַּעְבֵּד ...


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There have been various rabbinic interpretations on this issue. In addition to Tamir's note on Rashi's commentary (to Megillah 3a) - that Daniel was not technically considered a prophet since he didn't publicly declare his visions to the Jewish people - here are a few other explanations. The Rambam offers an intermediate position - arguing that Daniel had a &...


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