[b-hebrew] To Yigal: Re: Daniel 11:22
rosewalk at concentric.net
Wed Aug 30 09:40:33 EDT 2006
Sorry, semantic. Prophets speak WITH G-d, meaning G-d also speaks.
Anyone can speak TO G-d, or think they are speaking to G-d.
Also, many people pray, as Daniel was doing in the verses you cite -
during prayer, one addresses G-d.
He was not being spoken to by G-d.
> a. Daniel never spoke directly to God. According to the Torah,
>prophets speak to God, not to intermediaries like angels. Daniel saw
>angels and never spoke to God. This is the primary reason Daniel is
>not considered a prophet.
This is an interesting definition of a prophet. I would have expected
the reverse, that God speaks to prophets rather than vice versa.
But certainly Daniel spoke directly to God, especially 9:4-19,
addressed directly to "O Lord, the great and awesome God".
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