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There is a fascinating difference that we can define between Bilam and a typical navi. It writes in Bereishis 17:17: וַיִּפֹּ֧ל אַבְרָהָ֛ם עַל־פָּנָ֖יו וַיִּצְחָ֑ק וַיֹּ֣אמֶר בְּלִבּ֗וֹ הַלְּבֶ֤ן מֵאָֽה־שָׁנָה֙ יִוָּלֵ֔ד וְאִ֨ם־שָׂרָ֔ה הֲבַת־תִּשְׁעִ֥ים שָׁנָ֖ה תֵּלֵֽד׃ Avraham threw himself on his face and laughed, as he said to himself, “Can a child be ...


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As has been mentioned, for the most part Yoav is regarded as a Tzaddik who unfortunately erred which led to his eventual demise. The Gemara in Sanhedrin 49a has already been mentioned in the comments that Yoav's house was open to all, or alternatively is to be understood as being clean from theft or immorality, but it also adds there the verse from Divrei ...


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Commenting on II Kings 17:13 (which employs both the term “navi” and the term “chozeh”) Ralbag explains that a chozeh has a greater form of prophecy than a navi: וידמה שהחוזה הוא יותר שלם מהנביא כי הנביא יקרא נביא אפילו בא אליו דבר ה’ בחלום כאמרו אם יהיה נביאכם ה’ במראה אליו אתודע בחלום אדבר בו ואולם החוזה יקרא אשר יבא אליו דבר ה’ במראה והוא למעלה מהחלום ...


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