Saturday, August 14, 2021

Maimonides on true and false prophets

PROF. JAMES A. DIAMOND: How Do We Know a True Prophet? Jeremiah vs. Hananiah (
Jeremiah urges Judah to submit to Babylon while Hananiah claims that Babylon will soon fall. Both use the same prophetic tropes to convince their listeners. Maimonides reads this story as a blueprint for distinguishing true prophets from false ones.

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