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Teachings from Rabbi David Levine and Beth Israel Messianic Synagogue in Jacksonville, Florida.

The Purpose of Prophecy and Prophetic Warnings

January 4, 2008

Parsha Va'era (Exodus 6:2-9:35)

Haftorah: Ezekiel 28:25-29:21

Rabbi David Levine

Many people treat Biblical prophecies primarily as predictions of the future, but they may be missing the main point.  Rabbi David compares Moses' prophetic words to Pharaoh with Jonah's prophetic words to Nineveh to illustrate the primary purpose of prophecy and prophetic warnings.