Monday, October 24, 2011

Types of Biblical Prophecy


"The power of refined souls which receive Divine inspiration as prophecy is not uniform.

"When there was honour in Israel, before they were exiled, there was no need to interpret prophecy. For example: 'Behold, a son is born to the house of David, and his name is Yoshiyahu.' It was clear on its own.

"After the exile, prophecies are visions and they require interpretation, like the visions of Daniel, which Daniel could not have understood without an angel to interpret them."

(Ibn Ezra to Zecharyah 1:1)

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