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, the clue to the solution of the problem is to be found in an earlier verse of this same section, namely x 5, where Samuel has told Saul that he will come to "the hill of God (gibh`ath where is the governor [R. V. garrison, nojihil] of the Philistines". It will be noted that of the three predictions

In: Vetus Testamentum

inconsistencies, or tensions, lurk beneath the surface. (a) the prediction in vs. 18 seems fulfilled in vs. 24, and then - curiously-qualified substantively in vs. 27. (b) vss. 4-19 focus the drama on individuals and the dialogic relations between them. The pace and focus shift suddenly in vss. 20ff. Here there

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official Temple treasure. It would still be remarkable for Eleazar ben Jair to be composing in A.D. 73 a prediction that the wealth of the last priests of Jerusalem would fall into the hands of the Romans. 229 (7) Dr. RO-RH complains that I rely to a great extent on the Zadokite Work. He himself says

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)”. This prediction, which is a prophecy of judgment against Jerusalem, apparently presupposes the historical background drawn in 2 Kgs 16:7-10. (3) Vv. 9-10 is another salvation prophecy predicting the destruction of the enemies of Judah. These verses diminish the critical tone of vv. 5-8 and appear to

In: Vetus Testamentum

. 119 f. of the article cited in the preceding note that the use of n¸sp instead of škb is due to the author's knowledge that Josiah did not die in peace. This is, of course, possible, but I do not believe that it accounts for the historically erroneous prediction beš � l � m, which seems to be an

In: Vetus Testamentum

waw, which twice introduces the prediction of KTU 1.6.111.2 f., can be interpreted as an adversative waw, as for example in 1 Sam. vi 9 and Numb. xvi 30. So whm could be translated as "But if...",12 indicating the alternative in the preceding lines. Obviously, the preceding verses, which have now

In: Vetus Testamentum

parchment being used by a wood carver that they bought from 134 shifra epstein prediction of Olga Goldberg-Malkiewicz, a Polish-Israeli folklorist, that the figurines would fade away, has not come true. 6 Not only tourists influence the shaping of Hasidic figurines, locals too help forge their imagery

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without any theophany whatsoever: We would have a prediction of a theophany in vv.11-12, but then only the “voice” or “sound” mentioned in v.13 after Elijah has exited the cave. In response it simply needs to be said that it is extremely common for Biblical narrative to omit the mention of details and of

In: Vetus Testamentum

; Mal. iii 4. 30 "Double Readings in the Massoretic Text", Textus 1 (1960), p. 171. 31 So also Odell, p. 121. A. B. Davidson, Ezekiel (Cambridge, 1900), p. 280, opines that Gog had been "the subject of repeated predictions by many pro- phets". Cf. Dan. ix 1-2; Zech. i 1-6. 32 Ezekiel, With an Excursus

In: Vetus Testamentum

was well acquainted with the oracles of Amos and Ezekiel, re-afHrmed the older predictions of Tyre's destruction. v. 1 provides an essential clue to the situation of the prophet. This verse is usually thought to require radical emendation. And if it is necessary to include Damascus among the cities

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