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in tens of midrashic texts: God will not desert His people (although the prediction of constant battle is in itself hardly comforting). But it may also be another assertion of the theme we have encountered throughout our discussion: In the future as well it is God who will fight your battles. R. Meir

In: Journal for the Study of Judaism

et al. (eds.), Studies in the Book of Jubilees ( Tübingen, 1997), 243-60, 247-55. JSJ_293_Kvanvig_243-261 7/15/04 11:57 PM Page 247 248  .  to Enoch and Jacob is predictions about what will happen until the end of history (4:19 and 32:21). Finally, Enoch is involved in the Watcher

In: Journal for the Study of Judaism

[etc. as in #12].” 79 Brock (“Letter,” 282-283) suggests that like Ru fi nus, the forger might have been motivated to introduce Cyril into the tradition on the basis of Cyril’s prediction in Catech . 15.15 that the Antichrist would attempt to rebuild the Temple. Starting from the parallels between the

In: Journal for the Study of Judaism

abuses at Shiloh—which is understandable given the possible independent origin of the Ark Narrative—the canonical placement of the story allows chapter 4 to be read as a fulfillment of the prophetic prediction of the fall of Eli’s house in 1 Sam 2:27-36 and 3:11-14. Viewed from this perspective, the

In: Vetus Testamentum

category of “divine utterance” includes only predictions of future events and does not concern legislation at all. In part this is because of the focus on prediction in Mos. 1.190, and in part it is because of Moses’ lucid mental activity in the four following examples of legislative inspiration. Yet Philo

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rival the Jews at Jerusalem, against whom he har- boured resentment for his exile, and he hoped by erecting this temple to attract the multitude away from them to it. There had, moreover, been an ancient prediction made some six hundred years before by one named Esaias, who had foretold the erection of

In: Journal for the Study of Judaism

to time been permitted to read and copy out into their own secret books. While they contain eschatological predictions, for the most part the Heavenly Tablets record ritual and criminal laws some of which were inscribed there and observed in heaven before being made known on earth. To the author of

In: Journal for the Study of Judaism

on a narrative tradition about Pharaoh's magicians which was an alternative to that of Jannes and Jambres. A prediction about Moses made to Pharaoh by his wise men, who are variously identified, is of course well attested in Jewish sources (see the listing in Pietersma, op. cit., pp. 26-27; add

In: Journal for the Study of Judaism

: "Every human ordinance was trampled under foot, every dictate of religion ridiculed by these men, who scoffed at the oracles of the prophets as impostors' fables. Yet those predictions of theirs contained much concerning virtue and vice, by the transgression of which the Zealots brought upon their

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and fatally attacks Esau. 5. As a result of the blow, Esau's eyes fall out and roll to Jacob's feet. 6. Jacob reacts joyfully to the event. 7. The death of Esau is viewed as the realization of the prediction in Ps. 58: 1 14°). 8. Isaac pleads in vain in his son's behalf, claiming that what Esau did

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