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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

In: Journal for the Study of Judaism

during the third century Babylonia had scholars of the stature of Rav and Shmuel, who were at least as great, one wonders whether the political and economic conditions were really as oppres- sive as they are painted for us by some of the rabbinic and non- rabbinic texts. 3. Predictions of the Fall of

In: Journal for the Study of Judaism

intended: everything is all very straightforward. To be sure, at a later point, after Sisera has been defeated and has been slain by Jael, we are told that the victory redounded, "as Deborah had foretold, to a woman's glory." Clearly, the woman there is not Deborah but Jael. But the prediction that G

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that prediction to substantiate the group’s conŽ dence in the Book of Daniel”); 264-277 Douglas R. A. Hare, How Jewish is the Gospel of Matthew? ( H. disputes the view of such scholars as A. Saldarini, A. Overman and A.-J. Levine that Matthew’s gospel was written for a Law-observant Jewish sect that

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prediction tables called Enūma Anu Enlil is especially important. While they primarily use the verb adāru to describe phenomena of darkness, including the phenomenon of the moon darkening in the middle of the month in tables XV-XXII (lunar eclipse), in tables I-XIII , which deal with a description of

In: Vetus Testamentum

), especially pp. 1-32. RRJ 7.1_ f2_1-26 new 9/14/04 2:54 PM Page 10    DABRU EMET 11 trast, ends with the prophet Malachi’s prediction that God will send the prophet Elijah “before the coming of the awesome, fearful day of the Lord.” The latter arrangement makes a nice bridge to John the Baptist

In: Review of Rabbinic Judaism

late Second Temple era as a nuanced, complicated matter with an integrity of its own and not just as a preparation for some new religion. Secondly, the prediction has been based on the blindingly virtuoso work of Geza Vermes. In 1973, Vermes published Jesus the Jew . A Historian’s Reading of the

In: Review of Rabbinic Judaism

it was fated at that time for men coming [ profecti ] from Judea to rule the world. This prediction, referring to the emperor of Rome, as afterwards appeared from the event, the people of Judaea took to themselves; accordingly they revolted….” 20 Suetonius was probably born in 69 CE , and although

In: Review of Rabbinic Judaism

astrologers warned Antigonus to expect danger from Seleucus. Other signs and omens of Seleucus’s future greatness are given in Appian, Syr. 9.56 . Was Seleucus already of such importance that astrologers were making predictions about him, or did the Babylonians yearn for his return so much that they

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advent of Christi- anity because it was seen as containing “a prediction of Christ’s advent,” 93 but Enoch was nonetheless considered a righteous person. The rabbis were familiar with Enoch’s text and would have dismissed it as heresy 94 if they understood the text to be promoting Enoch’s revelation

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