Eldad and Medad (Modat) was a short book of lines, longer than Ephesians ( ), shorter than 2 Corinthians (). Of it we have one. Six men out of each of the twelve tribes were summoned to the Tabernacle, solemnly set apart and filled with the Spirit — but two of the men — Eldad and Medad. Two men, Eldad and Medad, however, remained behind in the camp. The Spirit rested upon them, and they prophesied in the camp. Joshua.

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The same Divine Spirit who qualifies for religious work, creates men anew. The Holy Spirit still remained in the Church, and was revealed in a diversity of operations.

In rabbinical traditionEldad and Medad are said to have predicted a war with Gog and Magogwith the king from Magog uniting the non-Jews and launching war in Palestine against the Jews, but these non-Jews being defeated and slain by fire from the Throne of God.

And so I think that those are perhaps more likely to be right who suggest that the apocryphal Ezekiel is the source of this passage.

It is true that Joshua exhibited some jealousy and suspicion, and would have silenced them because the blessing had not come through Moses; but the great law-giver, with characteristic insight and generosity, would not heed the request — ” My lord Moses, forbid them. With infinite forbearance, allowance was made for the manner in which Divine counsel and help had been asked for, and the promise was graciously fulfilled, ” Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee.

After the giving of the Law, he goes on, Moses commanded his father Amram to put away his wife Jochebed, because she, being Levi’s daughter, was aunt to her husband.

We have seen that Hermas at Rome quotes Eldad and Medad. Their matured experience may be quite as valuable as their once fervent zeal.

He chose comrades who were a blessing to Himself, although He was a far greater blessing to them. The evidence of their call lay in their fitness for the work, and their fitness was due to the gift of the Spirit. He had three specially intimate friends.


The moral of the story seems to be that R. Amram did so, married again, and Eldad and Medad were his offspring. Tanchuma says they prophesied of things that were to happen as long as forty years after, whereas the other Elders only predicted things near at hand.

At that time, Jochebed, too, could have been divorced, remarried, and returned again to her first husband, Deuteronomy Joshua’s objection to prophesying by Eldad and Medad Num. Italics indicate persons whose status as prophets is not universally accepted. This page was last edited on 21 Februaryat Hence, unlike other prophets, they never ceased to prophesy, and they were granted additional advantages Num.


Both names are based on the root ydd”to love, be in love. He will never suffer the righteous to be moved. Eldad and Medad Modat was a short book of lines, longer than Ephesiansshorter than 2 Corinthians Learn more about citation styles Citation styles Encyclopedia.

We believe that outside all sacred places, outside the churches of our own faith and order, and of any other churches, there medxd men, and women too, equally called of God with those within eldzd limits, and the evidence that they are so called lies in the fact that in them also the Spirit of God is resting, and through them the Spirit of God is working.

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Cite this article Pick a style below, and copy the text for your bibliography. Be this as it may, what followed is evidence that they did not wilfully disobey the summons, and that their absence was not due to any bad motive. The exposition and enforcement of Divine truth is not to be confined to those who have received priestly ordination by some outward rite. Gordon, Ugaritic Manualglossary, no. To put the same truth in hortatory form, I would say to any one who has knowledge of Divine truth, who has experienced the graces of the Holy Spirit, and who has the gift of utterance: It was in a spirit of patient love that God appointed elders from among the people to help his over-wrought servant and share his heavy burden.

They may have withdrawn from Sunday School teaching, for example, but only to serve God in another form. Levine, Numbers 1 — 20 ab;— Retrieved from ” https: In the story as we have it in Numbers xi.


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Yet, at one and the same moment, they also were inspired while walking together, as they probably were doing, in some far-off part of the camp. Modern Language Association http: Views Read Edit View history. It was not a permanent possession. You are called upon, by the fact of possessing these qualifications, to serve God as opportunity comes.

Nothing is known of these two men beyond the incident recorded in the Book of Numbers; but this is so remarkable and significant, that it well repays careful study.

In the 25th verse of the eleventh chapter of Numbers, it is said that ” the Lord took of the spirit that was upon Moses, and gave it unto the seventy elders. We may hope about him, believe in him, and pray for him still, because the Spirit of God can reach him as He reached Eldad and Medad, ” who went not up to the Tabernacle.

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Instead of beginning with an angry rebuke, help and relief are first given, and then nedad a few calm words the needed counsel is proffered. Hermas, who in the Shepherd makes many unacknowledged borrowings, quotes a scripture by name once and once only. When this was made known to Moses and Joshua, the latter suggested that they be restrained, but Moses answered him, “… Would that all the Lord’s people were prophets” verses 26— Eldaad every one so created, it may be said he was ” born of the Spirit.

Though we light a thousand candles from one which burned alone at first, it still burns brightly as before. Unfortunately, the Authorised Version gives us a phrase which is the exact opposite of the meaning of the Hebrew phrase in the twenty-fifth verse, rendering it thus, ” They prophesied, and did not cease.

They are made half-brothers of Moses, in two ways, 1 According to the author of the Hebrew Questions on Chronicles iv.