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Are the Psalms or the Book of Daniel considered prophetic?

by Rabbi Moshe Miller

  

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The Arizal explains that there are many different levels and types of prophecy.
 
In a very general sense they can be divided into two categories: Prophecy (Nevua'h) and Divine Inspiration (Ruach HaKodesh). The difference between them can be described as active (Prophecy) and receptive (Divine Inspiration). In other words, Prophecy shapes the future whereas Divine Inspiration "intuits" the future or the way things are in the higher worlds. Both however, are true and authentic.
 
Psalms and Daniel and the rest of the Ketuvim (Holy Writings) belong to the second category, those written with Ruach HaKodesh.

Prophecy shapes the future whereas Divine Inspiration "intuits" the future

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Torah » The Bible » The Prophets

Psalms
The Book of Psalms. One of the 24 books of the Bible. Compiled by King David; mostly comprised of poetic praise for G-d. A large part of our prayers are culled from this book.
Daniel
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Arizal
Rabbi Isaac Luria, the 15th Century founder of Modern Kabbalah.
Ketuvim
The eleven books of Holy Writings: Psalms, Proverbs, Job, Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther, Daniel, Ezra (and Nehemiah), and Chronicles.