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Mother of All Prophetic Superiority

The Talmud on the Megillah, Lesson 31

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Mother of All Prophetic Superiority: The Talmud on the Megillah, Lesson 31

After elucidating the reason a (relatively) small number of Prophets were cited (in juxtaposing lackluster spiritual awakenings they engendered, in comparison with the tsunami of Teshuva caused by Haman), the Talmud seeks to identity the seven Prophetesses – also cast as less impactful. Interestingly, the distinction of prophetic posterity isn’t overtly invoked, and there seems to be glaring discrepancies in the list. Verses indicating Sarah’s clairvoyant vision provides a lead to an appreciation of female prophetic superiority and resolving some of the said challenges! (Tractate Megillah 14a)
Prophecy, Sarah, Talmud, Scroll of Esther, Tractate Megilla

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