[b-hebrew] Tanach book order - different in Christian Bibles

Harold Holmyard hholmyard at ont.com
Fri Sep 1 12:33:23 EDT 2006

Shoshanna Walker wrote:

>Even if he only got his visions from angels and not from G-d directly?
>Also, no one answered my question - was he verified by the Sanhedrin?
>In order to be verified by the Sanhedrin, a self proclaimed prophet 
>had to undergo a test, and if even just one of the things he 
>prophecized didn't come to pass, then he failed.

HH:  We don't even know if there was a Sanhedrin in Daniel's day. And 
what prophecy of Daniel's did not come true? The laws in Deuteronomy 18 
concerned instances where one gave a false prophecy. I like Karl's idea, 
which you may have mentioned earlier, that Daniel did not function as a 
prophet.  There were schools for prophets, and people could be prophets 
by profession. Amos says that he was not originally a prophet, but God 
specially called him to function that way, affter which time we can say 
he was a prophet. He spoke publicly to the people, and to the leaders, 
giving God's words to teach, admonish, and warn them. Isaiah was a 
prophet to the king. Jeremiah was almost killed because of his 
prophesying. Ezekiel dramatized his messages for the people. But Daniel 
never functioned as a prophet to his people the way Amos, Isaiah, 
Jeremiah, and Ezekiel did.

So perhaps Daniel was a prophet in one sense but not in another.

Harold Holmyard

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