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What Jewish Traditions Tells Us About Prophets

Reader comment on item: Rebuttal from The Moorish Science Temple of America-1928

Submitted by orange yonason (United States), Jan 26, 2014 at 19:05

First - the Men Of The Great Assembly closed scripture and put their seal, as it were, on the end of prophecy and the Cannon of our Bible. How did they have the authority to do that? They were Israel's greatest Sages of the time, among whom were the last of the real Prophets: Ezra, Nehemiah, Mordechai, Zerubbabal, Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi. After their passing, no other prophets arose, nor could any.

Second - Our tradition tells us that Moses had requested of G-d that from the time of his request and on, only Jews would merit prophecy. G-d granted that request.

Therefore, not only have no prophets existed at all since the beginning of the Second Temple era, but since G-d granted Moses request (shortly after the Exodus), there has never been a single non-Jewish prophet.

Consequently, I need to read no further than the Shayik's first sentence to know that Drew Ali isn't a prophet, and I can discount anything else the Shayik says that is dependent on that being true, since it is not.

Finally, as to claims made by the Shayik that I'm not able to verify or disprove myself, I have to thank Dr. Pipes for exposing the errors he makes.

People are free to believe whatever they want, but when they tell me things I know, or can discover, are not true, I feel free to take at least some offense at their carelessness with the facts.


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