New Heaven and New Earth: Prophecy and the Millennium : by P. J. Harland, Robert Hayward

By P. J. Harland, Robert Hayward

This article includes 19 essays on prophecy and apocalyptic. The subject matter has been selected to coincide with the sunrise of the hot millennium within the yr 2000. The papers learn a variety of biblical and early Jewish texts, in addition to the translation of the Bible in additional fresh instances.

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R a t h e r , it is t h e T a r g u m s w h i c h m o s t c l o s e l y r e f l e c t Philo's belief that remarkable Balaam's oracles about Israel were those of W h e r e M T r e c o r d s t h a t B a l a a m " t o o k u p his p a r a b l e " , t h e Targums specify that h e " t o o k u p t h e p a r a b l e of his p r o p h e c y " ( N u m . 24:3, God a prophet. 15 in T N , which PJ, F T V , came upon FTP; Num. him (MT 23:18 T N , of N u m . 23:7; PJ). T h e spirit 24:2) was, for T O of and I J , " t h e spirit of p r o p h e c y f r o m b e f o r e t h e L o r d " .

O n the latter, Philo both of Israel's ancestry is f o r c e f u l : I s r a e l ' s souls a r e of divine origin, b e i n g n e a r of kin to G o d , άγχίσποροι θεοΰ. word ά γ χ ί σ π ο ρ ο ς is r a r e i n P h i l o ' s w r i t i n g s ; a n d its u s e h e r e The relates the Israel of B a l a a m ' s p r o p h e c y b o t h with their righteous ancestors, and virtue in 144 Philo speaks of w h o s e c o m p a n y dwells m a n , w h o is with all t h o s e whose a c c o r d with G o d ' s law.

Words a b o u t Balaam. H e r e Philo c o m m e n t s on J a c o b ' s change of n a m e Israel, indicating vision t h r o u g h rior to 39 to t h e e y e s o f t h e s o u l w h i c h is s u p e - hearing: F o r t h e c o i n o f l e a r n i n g a n d t e a c h i n g f r o m w h i c h J a c o b t o o k his s u r n a m e is e n g r a v e d a n e w i n t o I s r a e l , " t h e o n e w h o s e e s " . 9 8 O f n u m e r o u s examples, see especially Leg. All. 172,186; De Conf. 56, 72; De Proem. 27; De.

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