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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, ואיוב, אליפז התימני, ובלדד השוחי, וצופר הנעמתי, ואליהוא בן ברכאל הבוזי


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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 מדאי כדכתב לקמן דאיכא איסורא דלא תנסו וכו According to this there is apparently no set number of tests; it is however many it takes to establish the truth. R. ...


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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. Interestingly enough, Rambam mentions that if a Prophet is sent to communicate to someone or a group, it is the intended recipient who is to judge the veracity of ...


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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 donkeys were. So yes, the prophets did share 'mundane' information as well. However, the prophecies that were recorded in Tanach were recorded since they contain ...


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In answer to the first question it says clearly in Yeshaya 2:2-3 the following: וְהָיָ֣ה ׀ בְּאַחֲרִ֣ית הַיָּמִ֗ים נָכ֨וֹן יִֽהְיֶ֜ה הַ֤ר בֵּית־יְהוָה֙ בְּרֹ֣אשׁ הֶהָרִ֔ים וְנִשָּׂ֖א מִגְּבָע֑וֹת וְנָהֲר֥וּ אֵלָ֖יו כָּל־הַגּוֹיִֽם׃ In the days to come, The Mount of the LORD’s House Shall stand firm above the mountains And tower above the hills; And all the ...


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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 which make one a prophet only in a loose sense. And furthermore the same person can at one time be a full prophet and at other times not be a full prophet. It ...


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The source is Megillah 14a: Many prophets arose for the Jewish people, numbering double the number of Israelites who left Egypt. However, only a portion of the prophecies were recorded, because only prophecy that was needed for future generations was written down in the Bible for posterity, but that which was not needed, as it was not pertinent to later ...


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In a letter to the editor in Tradition 28:3 (Spring 1994), R. Aharon Feldman writes as follows: Other than followers of certain Hassidic rebbeim, I have never heard of anyone who understands da'at Torah to refer to the likes of metaphysical inspiration. On a personal level, I have had the privilege to being present when recognized gedolim of our times ...


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Rambam Hilchot Yesodei HaTorah 10:4: Concerning a prophet's prediction of calamities, such one would die, or such year would be visited by famine, or war, or matters similar to these, even though his words be not established, it is not considered contradictory to his prophecy. It shall not be said: "Behold, he spoke and it did not come to pass!" For, the ...


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While perhaps not prophecy per se, depending on how you interpret it this incident recorded in Berachot 18b might be an example: It is related that a certain pious man gave a denar to a poor man on the eve of New Year in a year of drought, and his wife scolded him, and he went and passed the night in the cemetery, and he heard two spirits conversing with ...


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After some remembering and searching, I have also found Zechariah 8:23 So said the Lord of Hosts: In those days, when ten men of all the languages of the nations shall take hold of the skirt of a Jewish man, saying, "Let us go with you, for we have heard that God is with you." The expression used is "In those days", but there is the same ...


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As far as your second question, "why didn't Hashem give the message to Eli himself". The Radak (2:27) says that since Eli was old, he no longer received Nevuah (prophecy). This Radak teaches us that despite that Eli has sinned, he obviously was a good person as he only lost Nevuah due to his age and not due to his actions.


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The Malbim (3:13) explains that perek 2, the Ish Elokim didn’t swear to Eli that it would happen so it was possible that the decree was revocable with Teshuva and Maasim Tovim. In 3:14 the decree is sworn so it becomes irrevocable.


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Some user by the name of wfb states this answer to the question “No yetzer hara of idolatry, so no nevuah?” https://judaism.stackexchange.com/a/11470 The best known source for this connection is the Gra's commentary on Seder Olam Rabba ch. 30: The Seder Olam refers to the cessation of prophecy at the time of Alexander the Great: הוא אלכסנדר מוקדון שמלך י"ב ...


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The Torah is quite explicit about fortune telling: When you come into the land which the LORD your God is giving you, you shall not learn to follow the abominations of those nations. There shall not be found among you anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire, or one who practices witchcraft, or a soothsayer, or one who interprets ...


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I don't have a count, but I can give some rules about its appearance, and from that we can make an estimation. In narrative portions, the vast majority of verbs introduced with a vav (which is most verbs) use the vav hahipuch. (This includes the beginning of verses, chapters, books, even the first word of the Prophets at the beginning of Yehoshua.) Also in ...


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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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The Gemara [Sota 48b] states, “Once Chagai, Zecharya and Malachey died, the Holy Spirit (of prophesy) departed from Yisrael. Yet, even so, they would make use of a lesser voice (of prophesy). Therefore, there no longer is prophesy, but the prophets continue to speak to us today. Aside from the diminished form of prophesy, it appears there are at least four ...


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