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Why Are There No More Prophets?

editor 12 January 2018

By Yehuda Sherpin.. The Talmud explains that with the death of the latter prophets Chagai, Zechariah and Malachi at the very beginning of the Second Temple era, “the spirit of prophecy departed.” Why did that happen?

Maimonides: Lack of Joy
The Talmud states, “Prophecy does not come upon a prophet when he is sad or languid.” Maimonides (1105-1204) in his Guide for the Perplexed explains that every faculty of a person’s body at times grows weak and at other times is healthy. The “imaginative faculty,” through which the prophet receives prophecy, is no different than the other faculties. (more…)


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