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Maxine L. Grossman

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

Uri Gabbay

protases, such as meteorological or astronomical events, features in the liver of a sacrificial sheep, or births of malformed animals. This was followed by predictions in the apodoses regarding the well-being of the king or individual, peaceful or combat periods, or other favorable or unfavorable conditions

Jonathan Klawans

on the length of the tales at hand: Ben Shahar’s analysis of “The Prediction to Vespasian” (by Josephus and Yohanan Ben Zakkai) runs over 60 pages (2:604–64); Ilan’s treatment of “The Miracle of the Rainfall in Herod’s Day” ( Ant . 16.425 // b. Taʿan. 22b–23a) clocks in at six pages (1:411–17). While

Cecilia Wassen

11:17, Sanders argues that the act was a symbolic demonstration signifying the destruction of the temple. According to him, overturning tables is a clear symbol of destruction, even though others disagree. 34 Importantly, Sanders points to other gospel traditions as support, i.e., Jesus’s prediction

Craig A. Evans

, Regev concludes that the Qumran sectaries were far more radical than were early Christians. Perhaps so, but Jesus’ demonstration within the temple precincts and his explicit prediction of the temple’s destruction, as well as the early Christian view that atonement and righteousness come through the

James C. Vanderkam

:119-61, provides a more general statement: "There are some among them who, trained as they are in the study of the holy books and the different sorts of purifications, and the say- ings of the prophets, become expert in foreseeing the future: they are rarely deceived in their predictions." In Ant. 15

James Kugel

imparted to Moses, namely, the dire predictions that make up the bulk of Jubilees 23. But why should the angel stipulate here the writing down of this chapter, this revelation? The act of writing referred to here, in my opinion, is not that of a chapter of the book of Jubilees per se, but of another of

James Kugel

, namely, the dire predictions that make up the bulk of Jubilees 23. But why should the angel stipulate here the writing down of this chapter, this revelation? The act of writing referred to here, in my opinion, is not that of a chapter of the book of Jubilees per se, but of another of Moses' reported

Jerome MURPHY-O'CONNOR

, Jerusalem JEROME MURPHY-O'CONNOR, O.P. BOOK REVIEWS Secrets of the Dead Sea Scrolls, by Randall Price. Eugene, OR: Harvest House, 1996. Pp. 536; 19 diagrams, 16 pp. of plates. ISBN 1-56507-454-8. While scholars debate the fine points of Scrolls research, tabloids trumpet yet another Scroll prediction of

Albert I. Baumgarten

making specific claims about the com- ing messianic times, when everyone knows that such predictions have been made before and disappointed. Whatever the explanation, these texts seemed almost designed from the outset for the layers of interpretation and re-interpretation in response to changing events