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. Josephus further supplies several motivations for Jehoiakim’s anticipation of his successor’s move, i.e. the fear evoked by Jeremiah’s predictions (see 10.89) and his (deluded) confidence that he will be left unpunished.3Nebuchadnezzar’s disregard of his pledges here is reminiscent of Sennacherib’s similar

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loss of Hezekiah’s property in 20:17// 39:6. He holds over until the end of Isaiah’s entire prediction his equivalent of the phrase “says the Lord” which stands between the 2 parts of the prophetic announcement in 20:17-18 // 39:6-7; see the end of 10.33.13Greek: εὐνουχίζω; this verb is hapax in

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these,10 was circumcised immediately, and all those with him and his son Ismaelos, who was on that day in his thirteenth year, he himself being 99 years old.God’s prediction concerning Ishmael, 1One of the charges against the Jews even by someone such as Plutarch, who was relatively sympathetic to them

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will leave their inheritance to children even more numerous.8 To them and to their children, who will fill all, both land and sea, which the sun beholds, I give the power over this land.9God’s prediction to Jacob concerning his numerous and powerful descendants283ἀλλὰ μήτε κίνδυνον ὑφορῶ μηδένα μήτ

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canals, walls, ramparts, and pyramids is Josephus’ addition.10This statement of the reason why the Egyptians forced the Israelites to build pyramids is Josephus’ addition.11This is in accordance with God’s prediction to Abram (Gen. 15:13) that his descendants would be sojourners in a land that was not

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statements about the lion’s (= Nineveh’s) past successes as a hunter featured in Nah 2:13 (MT; Eng. 2:12). He thereby invests Nahum’s prediction of Nineveh’s fate with a heightened authority and solemnity.14Greek: ὀχλήρος. Josephus uses this adjective 3 other times: Ant. 15.345; 16.22; 20.162.15With this

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,000 deportees following the execution of Jehoiakim.8This notice on the joint message of Ezekiel and Jeremiah recalls Josephus’ mention of the former’s seconding the latter’s predictions in 10.79.9The Book of Ezekiel itself does not mention such a written transmission of Ezekiel’s message to Jerusalem; Josephus

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speaking ill of him, they requested that he [Sacchias] kill the prophet as one who was like a madman.13 He [they claimed] was likewise breaking down their souls in advance14 and by his prediction of doom15 was weakening the eagerness16 of the crowd—for they were ready [to endanger]17 [themselves] on behalf

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Jacob and Esau. In particular, Josephus omits from the blessing of Esau the statement that he shall live by the sword and the prediction that he will some day break Jacob’s yoke from off his neck (Gen. 27:40); instead, we have here the much milder assertion that Esau will be renowned for strength of

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the eunuchs to throw her from the tower.4Jezebel killed in accordance with Elijah’s prediction123καταφερομένη δ’ ἤδη τό τε τεῖχος περιέρρανε τῷ αἵματι καὶ συμπατηθεῖσα ὑπὸ τῶν ἵππων οὕτως ἀπέθανε. τούτων δὴ γενομένων παρελθὼν Ἰηοῦς εἰς τὰ βασίλεια σὺν τοῖς φίλοις ἑαυτὸν ἐκ τῆς ὁδοῦ ἀνεκτᾶτο τοῖς τε

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