The Sibylline Oracles: With Introduction, Translation, and Commentary on the First and Second Books

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In this book, J. L. Lightfoot throws a bridge between two mutually ignorant areas: pagan oracles and Judaeo-Christian studies. The Sibyl was a legendary figure in Greco-Roman antiquity who was credited with verse prophecies, often of an apocalyptic character. Lightfoot describes how she was taken over by Jews in the Hellenistic period, and later by Christians, as a vehicle for their own understandings of prophecy. She explores what those understandings were, and describes how the message was then clothed in the very ...

The Sibylline Oracles: With Introduction, Translation, and Commentary on the First and Second Books 2008, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199215461

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