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Prophecy
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Prophecy is a central theme of medieval Jewish philosophy. The subject of the discussion is the way in which the human and divine meet. The key question of the debate is whether prophecy is imbedded in the natural order of the world or comes about through the direct intervention of God. All thinkers in the Middle Ages shared the conviction that the Bible was revealed by God and not only provided info…

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Kreisel, Haim, “Prophecy”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 03 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0706>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20221116



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