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Book of Daniel, which set specific times for their predictions. In Ant. 10.267 Josephus highlights the specificity of Daniel’s prophecies as indicative of his superiority over other prophets.20Greek δίαιτα. See note to “regimen” at 10.190.21Josephus embellishes the biblical narrative which states

In: Flavius Josephus Online

read the prediction in Scripture that “one of the Greeks would destroy the empire of the Persians” (Ant. 11.337).27In Josephus’ reading the iron kingdom is Rome. In Ant. 10.276 Josephus states explicitly that Daniel “wrote about the empire of the Romans.” In the rabbinic tradition, Exod. Rab. 35.5 also

In: Flavius Josephus Online

brothers, who likewise prostrate themselves. Thus, the prediction in Joseph’s first dream, according to which his brothers would prostrate themselves, is fulfilled. By reserving prostration to this point, Josephus makes it seem more climactic than in the Bible, where the brothers repeatedly prostrated

In: Flavius Josephus Online

hostilities (Dio, Or. 77/78.142). In view of the actual violence committed here, the term is no longer simply metaphorical.44The rebels have thus fulfilled, in an extreme way, Agrippa’s prediction (2.392-93) that sabbath violations will bring their ruin. Josephus has managed to connect in one episode

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fulfillment of prophetic prediction: whether of the fall of the first temple (10.33-34, 79, 140-41), the restoration under Cyrus (11.5-6), or later events (10.275-81; 11.336-37)—all foreseen precisely long before they occurred.18Xerxes I, son of Darius Hystaspes and Atossa, ruled the Persian empire from 485

In: Flavius Josephus Online

Manaemus’ predictions narrated in Ant. 15.373-379 (especially 15.374) and is taken up again in 15.387. Herod also refers to God’s support in his commander speech before the decisive battle with the Nabateans in 31(30) BCE (15.127-146, especially 15.130, 135-136, 138, 144); in 15.135 Josephus has Herod say

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number of Judaizers in each city.348Shortly after Agrippa’s speech, this prediction will be validated in the narrative. The slaughter of more than 20,000 Judeans in Caesarea (2.457) brings Judean retaliations against numerous villages and cities throughout Syria and the Decapolis (Caesarea, Philadelphia

In: Flavius Josephus Online

middle of the next century in the Altai Mountains 17. These predictions are based on active layer thickness calculation using predicted climatological data generated by General Circulation Models. It is also therefore possible that the occurrence of discontinuous permafrost in the Altai Mountains will

In: Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia

note. It is possible that apart from the rites associated with the cult of fertility, here, as was the accepted practice in Greek temples, 15 spells were cast, predictions were made and so on. Analysis of the whole range of Ž nds shows that this building was erected no earlier than the middle of the 3

In: Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia

districts of the territory. While these spatial patterns do tally with the predictions of the ‘core/periphery’ model, it is impossible to assess the degree of economic dependence of these second-level settlements on the central town. Moreover, some important questions regarding the role of second

In: Regional Urban Systems in the Roman World, 150 BCE - 250 CE