Two men, one named Eldad and the other Medad, had remained in camp; yet the spirit rested upon them—they were among those recorded, but they had not gone out to the Tent and they spoke in ecstasy in the camp.
Eldad and Medad were the sons of Elitzafan and Yocheved. Yocheved married Elitzafan when Amram divorced her.
A spirit of prophecy rested on Eldad and Medad. Eldad prophesized and said: “Behold, Moshe will leave this world and Yehoshua will take his place and lead the people into the land of Canaan.”
Medad prophesied and said: “Quails will come up from the sea and cover all the camp of Israel. It will be the cause of great trouble.”
They both prophesized and said: “Behold, a king will arise from the land of Magog at the end of the days. He will assemble kings crowned with crowns and captains wearing armor. The nations will obey him.”
There is a dispute whether they prophesied that Moshe would soon die and Yehoshua would be the one to lead Bnei Israel into the Land, that the Bnei Yisrael would receive quail which they said twice because it would fall twice, or about the war between Gog and Magog.
Most commentators hold, that while we are unsure what they prophesied, they both had the same prophecy.
Others say that Elad prophesied about Moshe and Medad prophesied about the quail. According to this approach, they also both prophesied about Gog and Magog.
(Targum Yonathan, Sanhedrin 17a, Bamidbar Ch. 11; vs.31-33, Tosefot in Erechin 14b, See detailed description of the prophecy in Bamidbar Ch.11; vs 26 in Targum Yonatan)
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