exalted goal of astrology. Projecting the nascent distinction between divinatory interpretation of celestial omens and systematic astro- logical prediction onto the axis of human rational evolution, Manilius describes how the human mind then mastered the puzzles of the sky: scienti c observation of
London) 25 (1962), pp. 1-4 on 'the role of interpretation and its authority'. Also L. GASTON, No Stone on Another, 1970, on 'prophets of the early church and predictions of the end', esp. pp. 433-444. 2) See especially, 1QH 2:2; 1QpHa 2:8; 1QS 8:15. 3) See also Aboth 6 : 1.
47 their early years in
between Jews and gentiles or priests and non-priests) and also in more human-centered ways (including attention to age difference, personal compatibility, and horoscope predictions). 47 For the moment, we should note that these two statements reflect an extralegal attention to marital stability that
The prediction of the end of the period of religious persecution is pervasive in Daniel 7-12. While seemingly referring to the same events, the various apocalypses offer different calculations and employ different formulations to describe these dramatic moments. The temporal references to these
une pridiction, mal6diction en Gen. iii 14-19, iv 11-12 et Is. xxxix 6-7 = 2 R. xx 17-18, benediction en Gen. xvi 10-12 et Nb. xxii malediction sur les uns, benediction sur les autres, en 1 R. xix 15-18. La prediction est elle-meme souvent pr6c6d6e d'un impe- ratif afferent a sa realisation, sous la
, pp. 129-130. 4) Cf., e.g., Francis I. ANDERSEN, "The Socio-juridical Background of the Naboth Incident", J.B.L. LXXXV, 1966, pp. 46-57.
309 was the house of Ahab's successful establishment of a dynasty rather than itsBaalistic leanings which called forth the prophetic prediction- or demand
whole of the book of Jer. He believes there was, and he locates three other so-called "tradition-blocks" so that a total outline of the book of Jer. would closely parallel those of Is. i-xxxix and of Ez.: ' (1) predictions of doom against Judah and Jerusalem, i-xxiv; (2) predictions of doom against
at it from a childist perspective. The story about the sacrifice of the Moabite prince in 2 Kings 3:26-27, for example, provides a staggering theological claim that child sacrifice—to a foreign deity—is powerful enough to change an Israelite prophet’s prediction. The fifth section mines the passage
Yahweh, rather than to the Law), or are directed against the foreign nations and cite a peculiar set of reasons because of that 1). (3) The main clause of the _ya?an-sentence contains a prediction of a divine act to occur in the future. While other words meaning "be- cause" may be associated with main