Wednesday, December 15, 2021

.ג What makes a Navi?

אִינְהוּ עֲדִיפִי מִינֵּיהּ — דְּאִינְהוּ נְבִיאֵי וְאִיהוּ לָאו נָבִיא
רש"י ד"ה דאינהו נביאי: שנתנבאו לישראל בשליחותו של מקום והוא לא נשתלח לישראל בשום נבואה.

Not sure if this was obvious but it occurred to me - is it possible that the etymology of the word נביא, based on this explanation of רש"י, is from the word להביא. In other words, the definition of a נביא is one who has been instructred to bring the word of השם to the people. If this is on target, sounds like the kind of thing Rav Hirsch might say.

No comments:

Post a Comment