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Did Rashi have nevuah?

Unfortunately, indeed we do not have prophets today, and Chazal say that the last prophets were Hagai, Zecharia and Malachi. Rashi's momentous perush on most of the Bible and most of the gemara speak ...
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What did Hashem sound like?

See the Medrash Raba on Shemos (Exodus) פרשה ג that states that (at least initially, at the burning bush) Hashem sounded just like Moshe's father Amrom when He spoke to him. אָמַר רַבִּי יְהוֹשֻׁעַ ...
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Jewish Prophet who could bring fire from the Heaven

Moses was involved in calling down fire from Heaven during the plague of hail in Egypt. Exodus 9:23-24 : (See the entire chapter for more details of the story.) "So Moses stretched forth his staff ...
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Was Eliphaz a prophet?

The Talmud (Bava Basra 15b) includes Eliphaz, Iyovs's colleague, as one of a short list of prophets who prophesied for the nations of the world. שבעה נביאים נתנבאו לאומות העולם, ואלו הן: בלעם, ואביו, ...
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Did Jews kill any of their prophet?

Yes. Jews killed many prophets. And here is a proof from 1 Kings 19 (14). Then the Lord spoke his word to him: “Elijah! Why are you here?” 10 He answered, “Lord God All-Powerful, I have ...
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What did Hashem sound like?

Midrash Tehilim 18:29 (in the name of R. Luliani) says that Hashem spoke with Moshe with the voice of Moshe himself: רבי לוליאני בשם רבי ישמעאל אמר בנוהג שבעולם הרב אומר והתלמיד עונה. אבל הקב"ה ...
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Is Yishmael a nabi (prophet) or tzaddik of some sort?

There are a couple sources that indicate that Yishmael was a tzaddik at certain points in his life. Rashi to Breishit 25:17 notes that the the word ויגוע is only used by tzaddikim, and is used here ...
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The greatest prophet after Moses

The Yerushalmi (Eiruvin 5:1, 31a) states that Elijah was טירונין לנביאים. The Korban Ha-Eidah defines this as גדול שבנביאים, and cites the Aruch who explains that this means he was the authority of ...
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Where did Rambam say he wrote a book about prophecy?

He said that he intended to, but later abandoned the plan. From the Prefatory Remarks in Guide for the Perplexed: In our commentary on the Mishnah we stated our intention to explain difficult ...
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Does the Rambam Contradict Yirmiyahu 18 on Prophecy?

The Rambam knew the pasuk in Yirmeyahu. Just because one has a question based on a plain-text interpretation of a verse, that doesn't mean that people should stop teaching the Rambam. There are many ...
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How many times must a prophet be tested?

R. Abraham de Boton writes in Lechem Mishneh to the cited halacha from Mishneh Torah that you test him until the truth is verified, but anything beyond that is forbidden: כלומר עד שיתאמת אבל לא יותר ...
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Why was Shaul prophecising naked?

It is true that just from reading the words in the pasuk, it appears that Shaul was unclothed, but if you look at the different mefoshim, most seem to say that he just "Stripped" himself of ...
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How can we reconcile the Gemara saying that Daniel was NOT a Navi, with all the Obvious (Very Intense) Prophecies of Daniel written in Sefer Daniel?

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'...
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Is there a prophecy in the Torah that predicts that a prophet will come from the town of Nazareth

The answer is that there is no prophecy in the entire Tanach which foretells that a prophet should come from Nazareth, or that the Messiah should be called a "Nazarene". Christians throughout the ages ...
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Was Nevuah given verbatim?

As Rambam explains Mishneh Torah, Mada, Yesodei haTorah, 7 all prophets (other than Moshe) received their prophecy as a vision and a metaphor (through an angel). They would then tell over either the ...
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What is the qualitative difference between the revelation at Sinai and other miracles according to Rambam?

The miracles of the Exodus were ones the Jews saw or heard. In a way, as if it were a performance and they were the (participating) audience. The miracles were all real things, to be sure. The Jews ...
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Who is a Gentile prophet?

If you read the next few lines in the gemara Bava Batra 15b, you will see that the premise of the question is incorrect. The gemara clarifies that these seven listed are not gentile prophets, but ...
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Is Shlomo HaMelech a prophet?

The Gemara in Sotah 48b writes: משמתו נביאים הראשונים מאן נביאים הראשונים אמר רב הונא זה דוד ושמואל ושלמה § The mishna taught: From the time when the early prophets died, the Urim VeTummim was ...
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Recommendations for a book that describes Prophecy

Two excellent books in English are Meditation and the Bible and Meditation and Kabbalah both by Rabbi Aryeh Kaplan z”l. They will give you the basic keys to unlocking the book by the Rokeach that you ...
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Why is there no prayer for the return of prophecy?

Prophecy only existed when there was an inclination for idol worship (GRA on Seder Olam 30:2). The Sages prayed for the removal of that inclination and said "We do not want it, and we do not want ...
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What Jewish sources teach about the prophet tests set forth in Deuteronomy?

No, Jewish sources do not go detail about the test (if any) administered for each of the accepted Jewish prophets, which is what you are looking for. There are discussions of which situations are ...
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Was Pharaoh a Prophet?

Pharaoh is not the first one in the Torah to get a dream. Avimelech and Lavan both had clear. lucid dreams in which it was a clear message from God to them. Nevertheless they aren't considered ...
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Is it correct to trust one's intuition?

The Ramchal (in Mesilat Yesharim, especially chapters 2-3) has a more negative view of following intuition. However, after working on character, it can be possible to follow your intuition more. His ...
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Is there a prophecy in the Torah that predicts that a prophet will come from the town of Nazareth

Many christians have tried to prove thus over the centuries, and have debated the topic countless times. You very appropriately called yourself "Ramban", as there are published many debates between ...
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What magnitude of a test a true prophet must be tested?

This is elaborated in Mishneh Torah, Hilchot Yesodei HaTorah, Chapters 7 and 8. The primary idea is that the Prophet is of outstanding character and meets all the pre-requisites listed by Rambam. ...
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Was any prophet given a practical advice on making the life better?

In the old days, prophets also played the part of the local wise man, giving advice when people asked. This can be seen when Saul was sent to speak to Samuel by his father to go find where the list ...
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The Rambam says that Baruch, the son of Nerijah was not a navi but the Gemara seems to imply the opposite, how is that possible?

This can perhaps be explained by what Rambam writes later in Guide for the Perplexed (2:45) where he explains that there are various levels of prophecy, some which make one an actual prophet and some ...
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What are the teachings regarding prophets nowadays?

There is a somewhat lengthy discussion of this in the Talmud: אמר רבי אבדימי דמן חיפה מיום שחרב בית המקדש ניטלה נבואה מן הנביאים וניתנה לחכמים אטו חכם לאו נביא הוא הכי קאמר אע"פ שניטלה מן ...
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End of Prophecy

Though I disagree with your premise about the dating and status of Daniel, nevertheless, that's not your question, so here are the sources I can think of to answer your question. Our sages explain ...
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