Tag Archives: Sibylline Oracles

A Sinister Pious Fraud?

I have been reading the Sibylline Oracles for my daily quiet time.  The Sibylline Oracles were pagan prophetesses, but Jews later composed an edition of their prophecies that were in line with Jewish thought, and Christians added Christian elements to … Continue reading

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Hell in Book 2 of the Sibylline Oracles

I finished Book 2 of the Sibylline Oracles last night.  According to John Collins, who translated and commented on the Sibylline Oracles in the Charlesworth Pseudepigrapha, Book 2 probably dates to the second or the third century C.E.  The Sibyls … Continue reading

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Unintentional Sin in the New Testament and Books 1-2 of the Sibylline Oracles

Growing up as a Christian, I was taught that the animal sacrifices in the Old Testament foreshadowed Jesus Christ’s death on the cross to pay the penalty for people’s sins.  I assumed that those sins were intentional sins—-sins that people … Continue reading

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Genesis 3:3: Neither Shall Ye Touch the Fruit

I am reading the Sibylline Oracles in my Charlesworth Pseudepigrapha.  The Sibylline Oracles were female prophetesses at various points in history, and Jews and Christians produced editions of their prophecies.  I am currently reading Book 1 of the Sibylline Oracles, … Continue reading

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