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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Of every one so created, it may be said he was ” born of the Spirit.

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Eldad and Medad – Wikipedia

elad But wisdom, and all gifts similar to it, are not diminished by distribution. You ought not to be silent on the claims of Christ, nor should you refrain from leading others in prayer, while on every other topic you are fluency itself. To the amazement of anc people, and doubtless to their own amazement too, they suddenly began to prophesy, and crowds of listeners quickly gathered round them, as on Pentecost they ran together to hear the inspired apostles.

Nothing is known of these two men beyond the incident recorded in the Book of Numbers; but this is medda remarkable and significant, that it well repays careful study. Eldad and Medad were men called of God to undertake holy service for the good of His people. 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: Buechler, Studies in Jewish History— The latter suggestion was put forward by R.


Views Read Edit View history. And the apostles who were called to follow Him were engaged at the time of their calling in elfad ordinary occupations, at the toll-office or in the fishing-boat.

The Lost Apocrypha of the Old Testament/Eldad and Medad

mead In confirmation of this, we recall the fact that our Lord spoke more often in houses, and fields, and boats, and streets, than in the Temple. He had three specially intimate friends.

This is in harmony with the experience of the early Christian Church.

So also my people hath had unquietnesses and afflictions: Nor is there any exclusively sacred place, be it tabernacle, temple, synagogue, or church, where alone such gifts can be conferred. Eldad and Medad are not otherwise identified or mentioned in the Bible.

Eldad and Medad

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 mwdad being defeated and slain by fire from the Throne of God. Amram did so, married again, and Eldad and Medad were his offspring.

Other conjectures were that Eldad and Medad predicted the imminent arrival of the quails cf. To enable them to perform their function, God endowed them with emdad of the spirit that had rested on Moses, whereupon they made ecstatic utterances.


Italics indicate persons whose status as prophets is not universally accepted.

It is clear from the Hebrew narrative that Eldad and Medad, like their brethren at the door of the Tabernacle, did not receive an abiding gift of prophecy, but a transient sign which seemed adequate to convince the people that they had been chosen and inspired. Of it we have one certain fragment. Instead of beginning with an angry rebuke, help and relief are first given, and then in epdad few calm eladd the needed counsel is proffered.

It surely confirms our belief that the word of God is not bound. Retrieved from ” https: Turning with loathing from the manna, they whimpered, like spoilt children, for the fish and flesh they had enjoyed in Egypt, and murmured against God and against Moses.

Who were Eldad and Medad?

Nathan should have humbled themselves instead of plotting against the patriarch. Israelite prophets in the Torah.

I was weary with forbearing and could not stay. The resemblance to 2 Peter iii. If we impart information, we do not lessen our own store of knowledge.