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prediction. He reproached Hyrcanus20 and the judges, saying that if Herod escaped with his life he would punish all of them.21 And this happened after some time22 because God fulfilled his [Pollio’s] words.23, 1The manuscripts mention Sossius (Σόσσιος), but Josephus no doubt refers to Gaius Sosius, one of

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Jacob, your encampments, O Israel,” as well as his prediction that Israel’s king shall be higher than Agag and his statement that their kingdom shall be exalted. Note that Josephus also omits Balaam’s statement (Num. 23:23) that no enchantment or divination is effective against the Israelites. He also

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king turned the chariot15 as it was and fled, telling Ochozias that he had been taken in by a trap and deceit.16 Jeous, however, shot and hit him, the arrow penetrating through his heart.17Jehu kills Joram in fulfillment of Elijah’s prediction119καὶ Ἰώραμος μὲν εὐθὺς πεσὼν ἐπὶ γόνυ τὴν ψυχὴν ἀφῆκεν

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Arnon,” as well as the 1st of its 2 mentions of “Gilead.”42 Kgs 10:32b merely states that Hazael “defeated them [the Israelites] throughout the territory of Israel.” Josephus’ elaboration concerning the Syrian’s depredations recalls the predictions of his future activities made by Elisha in 9.91 (// 2

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, however, can overcome the will of God,15 not even if he contrives countless devices for it.16 For the child, whom the sacred scribe foretold, was nurtured having escaped the surveillance of the king, and the one who had made the prediction was found true in the things that would happen through him, and it

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’ ἐνέκειντο λιπαρῶς καὶ χειροτονεῖν ἠξίουν ἤδη τὸν βασιλέα καὶ μὴ φροντίζειν τῶν ἐσομένων·Yet even to these predictions of what would happen the crowd remained impervious and stubbornly refused to rid their minds of a decision that was already established in their thinking. For they did not allow themselves

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army that he will relate in 10.21 on the basis of 2 Kgs 19:35// Isa 37:36.11This element of Isaiah’s prediction has no equivalent in those attributed to him in 2 Kgs 19:7// Isa 37:7. The addition recalls Josephus’ (also added) reference to Sennacherib’s “campaigning against the Egyptians and Ethiopians

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δεσμῶν τοῦ βασιλέως ποθήσαντος αὐτοῦ τὴν διακονίαν καὶ πάλιν εἰς ταύτην αὐτὸν ἐπανάξοντος·Now he revealed that what he had seen was such, and he asked him, if he had been gifted by fate with some sagacity, to point out to him the prediction of the vision.4 And he [Iosepos] exhorted him to be confident

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came to the envoys and, while making clear to them his own eagerness and zeal to do what they requested,18 he revealed that God, who had led him to such great glory for the sake of truth and the prediction thereof,19 opposed his intention:20God opposes Balaam’s request to curse the Israelites106τὸν γὰρ

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victory over the Egyptians.13In attributing the above series of announcements to Jeremiah Josephus bases himself on the actual course of the siege of Jerusalem and its aftermath. In so doing, he elaborates on the prophet’s terse prediction in Jer 37:8b: “they [the Babylonians] shall take it [Jerusalem

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