Journals Higher Education



Published: 25 February 2008

700 Pages

ISBN: 9780199215461

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The SIbylline Oracles

With Introduction, Translation, and Commentary on the First and Second Books

J.L. Lightfoot

The Sibyl was a legendary figure in Greco-Roman antiquity. J. L. Lightfoot describes how the verse prophecies attributed to her were taken over by Hellenistic Jews, and later by Christians, as a vehicle for their own understandings of prophecy, and provides an edition, translation, and commentary on the first and second books of extant oracles.