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Sibylline Books

nine tomes foretelling Rome’s future. [Rom. Leg.: Brewer Dictionary]
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Both the Fourth and Fifth Sibyllines also see the Jews as a race or tribe of 'pious men', even at the point of their defeat by the Romans ([Greek Text Omitted]: iv.
Chapter XX (|Apocalyptic Prophecy in the Early Church') contains 5 and 6 Esra (sic - it is an idiosyncrasy of the English Hennecke that the German form Esra is retained in English in preference to the English forms Ezra or Esdras), the Christian Sibyllines, and the fragments of the Book of Elchasai.
Perhaps Grant is led by his familiarity into assuming too much knowledge of authors and terms on the part of the reader, but the discussion is wide ranging, from Homer and Hesiod to Orpheus and the Hermetica, the Sibyllines and the Greek Bible, Plato and Aristotle, and the medical writer Hippocrates.