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Were there any non-Jewish prophets?

The Torah actually tells us a story about Bilam, a non-Jewish prophet1. Rashi, a foremost commentator on the Torah, explains2 that it would be unfair...

Ruth

I. The Book of Ruth was recorded by the prophet Samuel. It is appropriate to read the Book of Ruth on Shavuot for two reasons: First, because Shavuot is a...

Deborah the Prophetess

In Eastern countries, in the days of old, and even nowadays among the Arabs and other backward peoples, women are usually looked down upon by men, and...

Timeline of Jewish History

Chapter 1The New World [numbers on the left hand side correspond to the Jewish calendar which begins with the year '1' - creation of the world -...

What do BCE and CE stand for?

Rabbi Isser Weisberg: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...what's on your mind? justastudent: What do "BCE" and "CE" mean? As you can tell, I am...

How many prophets were there and who were they?

There were 48 prophets and 7 prophetesses whose prophecies were recorded for posterity in the Bible. 48 Prophets: 1) Abraham2) Isaac3) Jacob4) Moses5)...

What is a prophet?

A. A prophet is an individual who receives a message from G-d. This message could be of a private nature, or it could be intended for certain people, or...

Who was Samuel?

Although Moses was the greatest of the Jewish prophets for all time, Samuel was the first of a series of leaders who constituted the Era of the Prophets....