And there ran a young man, and told Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad do prophesy in the camp.
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George Leo Haydock
Man. The Rabbins say, without proof, that he was Gersom, the son of Moses, and that the two prophets were half-brothers of the lawgiver, and foretold his death and the persecutions of Gog (Calmet)
Hermas (11. 2.) refers to some of their predictions: "The Lord is nigh to those who are converts. "See Psalm xxxiii. 19. (Haydock)
But they prophesied probably, by announcing only as men inspired, the praises of God and sentiments of piety, without diving into futurity. (Calmet)
Theodoret (q. 21,) thinks they were not of the 70 judges, but equal in dignity to them. (Cotelier.)