Pseudo-Sibylline Oracles

(ca. 150 BCE–700 CE)

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The Pseudo-Sibylline Oracles are a collection of twelve books in which the divine messages of a Sibyl are recorded. In ancient Greece, Sibyls were women who, in moments of ecstasy, were thought to utter predictions, often of woes and disasters, directly from the gods. Although this was a pagan phenomenon, both Jews and Christians living in the Greco-Roman world adapted it in order to place their own religious sentiments in a more widely accepted and familiar mode. The Pseudo-Sibylline Oracles...