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" Upon this, the king did neither rebuke them nor reject their impious flattery. But, as he presently afterwards looked up, he saw an owl sitting on a certain rope over his head, and immediately understood that this bird was the messenger of ill tidings,... "
The works of Flavius Josephus. To which are added, 3 dissertations. Tr. by W ... - Page 158
by Flavius Josephus - 1814
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The Acts of the Apostles, with maps, notes and intr. by J.R. Lumby

Acts of the Apostles - 1885
...certain rope over his head, and immediately understood that this bird was the messenger of ill tiJings, as it had once been the messenger of good tidings to him, and fell into the deepest sorrow. A violent pain also arose in his belly, having begun with great severity. He therefore looked upon his...
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The First Century of Christianity

Homersham Cox - 1886 - 454 pages
...Ib. b. xviii. c. 5. 4 Acts xii. 21-23. that the bird was a messenger of ill tidings to him ; and he fell into the deepest sorrow. A severe pain also arose in his body, and began in a most violent manner. He therefore looked upon his friends and said, ' I whom you...
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A Handbook of Scientific and Literary Bible Difficulties, Or, Facts and ...

Robert Tuck - 1890 - 566 pages
...he saw an owl sitting upon a certain rope over his head, and immediately understood that this bird was the messenger of ill tidings, as it had once been...tidings to him, and fell into the deepest sorrow. A violent pain also arose in his belly, having begun with great severity. He therefore looked upon his...
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A Select Library of Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the ..., Volume 1

Philip Schaff, Henry Wace - 1890
...on a certain rope over his head, and immediately understood that this bird was the messenger of evil tidings, as it had once been the messenger of good tidings to him." This conveys an entirely different sense, the owl being omitted in Eusebius. As a consequence most...
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The Old World and the New Faith: Notes Upon the Historical Narrative ...

William Fiddian Moulton - 1896 - 228 pages
...head, and immediately understood that this bird was the messenger of evil tidings, as it had been once the messenger of good tidings to him, and fell into...the deepest sorrow. A severe pain also arose in his stomach, and began in a most violent manner. He therefore looked upon his friends and said, " I, whom...
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The Eastern Question, in Its Various Phases: Egyptian, British, Russian ...

Jonathan Perkins Weethee - 1897 - 639 pages
...on a certain rope over his head, and immediately understood that this bird was the messenger of ill tidings to him ; and fell into the deepest sorrow....looked upon his friends, and said, ' I, whom you call a god, am commanded presently to depart this life; while providence thus reproves the lying words you...
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The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature ...: A Biographical ..., Volume 14

John Clark Ridpath - 1898
...up, he saw an owl sitting on a certain rope over his head ; and immediately understood that this bird was the messenger of ill tidings, as it had once been...looked upon his friends and said, " I whom you call a god am commanded presently to depart this life ; while Providence reproves the lying words you just...
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The Ridpath Library of Universal Literature: A Biographical and ...

John Clark Ridpath - 1899
...up, he saw an owl sitting on a certain rope over his head ; and immediately understood that this bird was the messenger of ill tidings, as it had once been...looked upon his friends and said, " I whom you call a god am commanded presently to depart this life ; while Providence reproves the lying words you just...
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The World's Progress ...

Delphian Society - 1913
...of good tidings to him : and fell into the deepest sorrow. A severe pain also arose in his bowels, and began in a most violent manner. He therefore looked upon his friends and said, " I whom you call a god am commanded presently to depart this life ; while Providence reproves the lying words you just...
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Jewish Antiquities

Flavius Josephus - 2006 - 902 pages
...up, he saw an owl sitting on a certain rope over his head, and immediately understood that this bird was the messenger of ill tidings, as it had once been...in his belly, and began in a most violent manner. (347) He therefore looked upon his friends, and said, 'I whom you call a god, am commanded presently...
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