The Place of the "Wild Beast Hunt" of Sib. or. 3,806 in Biblical and Rabbinic Tradition

The Place of the "Wild Beast Hunt" of Sib. or. 3,806 in Biblical and Rabbinic Tradition THE PLACE OF THE "WILD BEAST HUNT" OF SIB. OR. 3,806 IN BIBLICAL AND RABBINIC TRADITION BY K. WILLIAM WHITNEY, JR. Cambridge, MA A cryptic passage in the Sibylline Oracles provides an important clue to the development of later rabbinic traditions concerning the eschatological role of the monsters Leviathan and Behemoth. Sib. Or. 3.805-8071) describes an eschatological battle in the clouds: In the clouds you will see a battle of infantry and cavalry, a sort of wild beat hunt, like mists. This is the end of war, which God, dwelling in heaven, will accomplish. Commentators who have remarked on these lines have usually focussed on the image of a battle in the coulds, noting similar descriptions in 2 Macc 5,2-4; Josephus, War 6.5.3 (288); and Tacitus, Hist. 5.132). None, however, have commented on the odd I) John J. COLLINS, "Sibylline Oracles", in The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, ed. James H. CHARLESWORTH (Garden City: Doubleday and Company, 1983) 1.354-5 notes that these lines are part of the main corpus of the book and suggests that they were written in Egypt during the period 163-145 BCE. 2) John J. COLLINS, "Sibylline Oracles", The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha (OTP), James H. CHARLESWORTH, ed. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal for the Study of Judaism Brill

The Place of the "Wild Beast Hunt" of Sib. or. 3,806 in Biblical and Rabbinic Tradition

Journal for the Study of Judaism, Volume 25 (1): 68 – Jan 1, 1994

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THE PLACE OF THE "WILD BEAST HUNT" OF SIB. OR. 3,806 IN BIBLICAL AND RABBINIC TRADITION BY K. WILLIAM WHITNEY, JR. Cambridge, MA A cryptic passage in the Sibylline Oracles provides an important clue to the development of later rabbinic traditions concerning the eschatological role of the monsters Leviathan and Behemoth. Sib. Or. 3.805-8071) describes an eschatological battle in the clouds: In the clouds you will see a battle of infantry and cavalry, a sort of wild beat hunt, like mists. This is the end of war, which God, dwelling in heaven, will accomplish. Commentators who have remarked on these lines have usually focussed on the image of a battle in the coulds, noting similar descriptions in 2 Macc 5,2-4; Josephus, War 6.5.3 (288); and Tacitus, Hist. 5.132). None, however, have commented on the odd I) John J. COLLINS, "Sibylline Oracles", in The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha, ed. James H. CHARLESWORTH (Garden City: Doubleday and Company, 1983) 1.354-5 notes that these lines are part of the main corpus of the book and suggests that they were written in Egypt during the period 163-145 BCE. 2) John J. COLLINS, "Sibylline Oracles", The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha (OTP), James H. CHARLESWORTH, ed.

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