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Book of Daniel

Why is the book of Daniel not listed with the prophets?


The Gemara (Megillah 3a) implies that Daniel was not considered a full prophet, and Rashi explains that this means he was not sent to the nation to give a prophecy. Therefore, unlike other prophets of his time (Chagai, Zechariah, Malachi), his book is not included in the Prophets.

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  1. BH
    Shalom uBrochoh! Can you explain more? So if Daniel is not a Navi, what do we consider him to be? What do we call him? How do we categorize his “teachings” & what most or many consider his “prophecies” = what is all of this? Especially since there are many that rely on his writings & teachings to explain about the days leading up to the coming of Moshiach Tzidkaynu, and to explain about mamesh Moshiach himself, that era, and so on. Much is discussed about Daniel and what he teaches about the time leading to Moshiach, and the time of Moshiach’s arrival, and what things will be like after he is revealed and so on. So please explain how do consider the writings, teachings, lessons, and “prophecies” of Daniel? and if he is not a Navi, then what do we say he is, what do we consider him to be? Thank You. Have a safe & meaningful Chag Shavuot and Shabbos Kodesh.

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