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contrasts with the biblical statement (Gen. 15:17-21), in that God promises the land. Apologetic purposes dictated the omission in Josephus (Ant. 1.185) of God’s prediction to Abram that the Israelites would leave Egypt with great substance (Gen. 15:14), since this would imply that the Israelites were

In: Flavius Josephus Online

ἑρμηνευτὴς αὐτῷ γεγονέναι καὶ οὐχ οἵων τὸ ὄναρ αὐτῷ δηλοῖ, λέγει δύο τὰς πάσας ἔτι τοῦ ζῆν αὐτὸν ἔχειν ἡμέρας· τὰ γὰρ κανᾶ τοῦτο σημαίνειν·And he expected that the prediction would be similar to that of the cupbearer.4 But Iosepos, after comprehending the dream through his intelligence5 and saying to him

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the Israelites to the miracle of the water from the rock is Josephus’ addition.14The mention of this writing is Josephus’ addition. Thackeray (ad loc.) notes other references to books preserved in the temple: Ant. 4.303: the song of Moses containing a prediction of future events; Ant. 5.61: the

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attacked you on the way, when you were faint and weary.” So also Ant. 4.304. According to Josephus, Moses predicted (προεφήτευε) that the Amalekites would be utterly exterminated. He does not say by whom or when; indeed, this prediction was actually fulfilled, inasmuch as by the time of Josephus they had

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προσκυνήσεως ἄξιον,He [Iakobos] was pleased6 with the dream, having comprehended its prediction with his intelligence; and having concluded wisely and not aimlessly,7 he rejoiced at the great things that it signified, which proclaimed good fortune8 for the child and that an occasion would come by God’s gift9

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ἕξειν, ἀλλ’ οὐκ ἀδελφῷ καὶ ὧν συναπολαύσειν αὐτῷ εἰκὸς ἦν κοινωνοὺς ὡς τῆς γενέσεως οὕτως καὶ τῆς εὐδαιμονίας ἐσομένους·Thus Iakobos interpreted this vision not without understanding.1 The predictions, however, vexed the brothers of Iosepos exceedingly; and they conducted themselves as if it were to

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11:26) ‮נבט‬‎ (Eng.: “Nebat”); LXX B Ναβάθ; LXX L Ναβάτ; Josephus Ναβαταῖος. Josephus omits the further datum of 11:26, i.e. Jeroboam’s being an “Ephraimite of Zeredah.”3Josephus here foreshadows the prediction made to Jeroboam by the prophet Ahijah in 1 Kgs 11:29-39 that he will reproduce in 8.206b

In: Flavius Josephus Online

of a coming exile has no direct counterpart in Azariah’s catalogue of Israel’s (past) afflictions in 2 Chr 15:5-6. It does, however, recall Ahijah’s prediction of Israel’s coming dispersion in 8.271 (// 1 Kgs 14:15).23In 2 Chr 15:7 Azariah concludes his discourse to the Judean army with the

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in what He had offered him and that He deemed it proper that he and his race would not fall short of receiving every consideration, and that his son would be very long-lived and having lived happily would bequeath to his virtuous and legitimate children a great realm.8God’s prediction concerning

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Babylonian king, Nabonidus. Cf. Herodotus, Hist. 1.188–191; Xenophon, Cyr. 7.5.15. In the present context, though, Josephus’ task is complicated by the Book of Daniel’s introduction of Darius the Mede, and by the handwriting’s prediction that the Babylonian kingdom would be divided between the Medes and the

In: Flavius Josephus Online