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18. The Revelation at Sinai
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The Rambam tells us that it is obvious from the Torah that what Moshe experienced at Sinai was very different from what everyone else saw and heard. [II, 33] Only Moshe was actually addressed by God, which is why the Torah uses the second-person singular.1 Moshe’s unique role is evident from such verses as Deuteronomy […]
17. Who Can Be a Prophet?
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The articles in this series are based upon ideas expressed in the Rambam’s Moreh Nevuchim (The Guide for the Perplexed). Numbers in brackets represent the book and chapter of Moreh Nevuchim where these ideas are discussed. NOTE: The practical applications of who can receive prophecy clearly only apply at a time when one could receive […]
16. Multiple Meanings in the Creation Account
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The articles in this series are based upon ideas expressed in the Rambam’s Moreh Nevuchim (The Guide for the Perplexed). Numbers in brackets represent the book and chapter of Moreh Nevuchim where these ideas are discussed. Many words in the creation account have more than one meaning. For example, the Torah tells us (Genesis 1:5) […]