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This quantity incorporates a thorough learn of the 3rd ebook of the Sibylline Oracles. This Jewish paintings was once written within the Roman province of Asia someday among eighty and forty BCE. It deals insights into the political opinions of the writer and his notion of the relation among Jews and non-Jews, specifically within the box of faith and ethics. the current examine includes 3 components: 1. introductory questions; 2. a literary research of the ebook, translation, and remark; three. the social surroundings of the e-book. It goals to extra the scholarly use of the 3rd Sibylline ebook and to enhance our wisdom of early Judaism in its Graeco-Roman atmosphere.
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75 S. Gallaeus, ZtR'l)AXtaKo xprlaµoi, hoc est, Sibyllina oracula, ex veteribus codicibus emendata, ac restituta et commentariis diversorum illustrata. , Amsterdam 1689. See the `praefatio', p. 1. 76 Cf. also J. Geffcken, Oracula Sibyllina, Einleitung, p. xii. 77 A. Hamilton, The Apocryphal Apocalypse: The Reception of the Second Book of Esdras (4 Ezra) from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, Oxford 1999. See John Floyer, The Sibylline Oracles Translated from the Best Greek Copies, And Compar'd with the Sacred Prophecies, Especially with Daniel and the Revelation, London 1713 and William Whiston, A Vindication of the Sibylline Oracles, London 1715 (non vidi).
72. 38 A. Kuenen, De godsdienst van Israel tot den ondergang van den Joodschen stoat 2, 1 laarlem 1870, pp. 398-399. RESEARCH IN THE NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETH CENTURIES 39 en's view) Jewish legalistic deteriorations of the Old Testament religion. In Kuenen's view, `Sibyl' was originally a designation of priestesses of Apollo. Some of them, the Erythraean and Cumaean Sibyls, for example, were long remembered in legends and became increas- ingly popular. Eventually, prophecies were forged in the name of Sibyls.
318. to . EtPUUuxKOi, Oracula Sibyllina 2, pp. 355-379; see also p. ' For § 1, see pp. 409-415. RESEARCH IN THE NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETH CENTURIES 35 tury CE and opines that it was written by a Christian living in Alexandria. 24 According to Alexandre, the Jewish authors of Sib. Or. HI strongly emphasized monotheism and, as a result, severely condemned the wickedness which must necessarily result from polytheism. , III 220-246 and 584-599), were primarily inspired by Old Testament prophecies. 26 2.