A vindication of the Sibylline oracles : To which are added the genuine oracles themselves; with the a[n]cient citations from them; in their [ori]ginals, and in English: and a few [bri]ef notes /
[By] William Whiston, M.A., [so]metime professor of the mathematics in the University of Cambridge
|Uniform Title:||The Sibylline oracles. English & Greek|
Printed for the author: and are to be sold by J. Roberts,
|Physical Description:||,86,; 103,p ; 21 cm (8vo)|
|Place of Publication:|
England -- London.
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|General note:||Copy on title page framed with line rules.|
Title page slightly damaged.
With printed marginalia.
In two parts.
Part 2 contains 'Hoi tēs Sibyllēs chrēsmoi = The Sibylline oracles', with a divisional half title page, (the first four words of which are transliterated from the Greek), with separate pagination and register. Text is in Greek with parallel English translation.
The English translation of 'The Sibylline oracles' is by Sir J. Floyer, corrected by W. Whiston.
The oldest Christian document since the New Testament, explicitly avowing the doctrine of the universal forgiveness of mankind , is the "Sibylline Oracles." Different portions of this composition were written at different dates, from 181 B.C. to 267 A.D.
|Citation / References note:||ESTC, T139723|
|Immediate source of acquisition note:||Donation; Francis Wrangham; 1842.|
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