Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Maimonides'S Theory Of Prophecy

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter discusses Maimonides's views on the essence of prophecy, its role and its mode of operation. The discussion of prophecy points to a tension that becomes more intense the more we ascend in degree of concentration on the spiritual life. The prophets live in continual tension. Only Moses was able to overcome it. Maimonides presents this fact as having supernatural implications Moses's prophecy was a miracle. Maimonides also gives a thorough discussion of the phenomenon of the prophet as a legislator, as political leader and educator, as one who foresees the future that will befall the people for their sins. He also describes the prophetic vision, the voices that the prophet hears, and the psycho-physical conditions of prophecy as they are depicted in the Bible.

Keywords: Maimonides theory; Moses prophecy



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    The Classic Jewish Philosophers — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation