SIBYLLINE ORACLES


SIBYLLINE ORACLES
   a collection of PROPHECIES not to be confused with the PSEUDO-SIBYLLINE ORACLES. They were supposedly made by a PROPHETESS called Sibyl, and eventually gathered together in Rome where they were consulted in times of crisis, until their destruction in 405.

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  • Sibylline Oracles — ▪ prophecies       collection of oracular (oracle) prophecies in which Jewish or Christian doctrines were allegedly confirmed by a sibyl (legendary Greek prophetess); the prophecies were actually the work of certain Jewish and Christian writers… …   Universalium

  • SIBYL AND SIBYLLINE ORACLES — The sibyl was a Greek prophetess figure, apparently of Oriental origin. The sibyl utters her predictions not on being consulted, like established oracles, but spontaneously, in ecstatic exclamations. She is believed   to dwell in grottos, to… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Sibylline Books — The Sibylline Books or Libri Sibyllini were a collection of oracular utterances, set out in Greek hexameters, purchased from a sibyl by the last king of Rome, Tarquinius Superbus, and consulted at momentous crises through the history of the… …   Wikipedia

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  • Oracles grecs — Oracle grec Pour les articles homonymes, voir oracle. Les oracles grecs constituent un aspect fondamental de la religion et de la culture grecque. L oracle est la réponse donnée par un dieu que l on a consulté à une question personnelle,… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • sibylline — sibyl ► NOUN 1) (in ancient times) a woman supposedly able to utter the oracles and prophecies of a god. 2) literary a woman able to foretell the future. DERIVATIVES sibylline adjective. ORIGIN Greek Sibulla …   English terms dictionary

  • sibylline — adj. 1 of or from a sibyl. 2 oracular; prophetic. Phrases and idioms: the Sibylline books a collection of oracles belonging to the ancient Roman State and used for guidance by magistrates etc. Etymology: L Sibyllinus (as SIBYL) …   Useful english dictionary

  • biblical literature — Introduction       four bodies of written works: the Old Testament writings according to the Hebrew canon; intertestamental works, including the Old Testament Apocrypha; the New Testament writings; and the New Testament Apocrypha.       The Old… …   Universalium


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