Pseudo-Sibylline Oracles

(ca. 150 BCE–700 CE)

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Book 1

The Sibyl’s Introduction

Beginning from the first generation of articulate men down to the last, I will prophesy all in turn, such things as were before, as are, and as will come upon the world through the impiety of men.

The Creation

First God bids me tell truly how the world came to be. But you, devious mortal, so that you may never neglect my commands, attentively make known the most high king. It was he who created the whole world, saying, “let it come to be” and it came to be. For he established the earth, draping it around with Tartarus, and he himself gave sweet...

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