[b-hebrew] anti-prophet

Christopher V. Kimball mail at cvkimball.com
Thu Dec 30 15:08:30 EST 2004

I've heard the following proposition and would be interested in the list's 

The rabbis chose to end the prophetic era because they wanted the Oral Law 
to be the source of innovation, rather than the prophets.  They nominally 
ended the prophetic era at Ezra because that was the time of the Great 
Assembly, their own starting point.

Perhaps this is the anti-prophetic feeling.

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