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  1. Jul 2021
    1. prophecy

      The word prophecy came up again. I wonder if the whole story will be like the prophecy, "The Moonstone will have its vengeance yet on you and yours!”

    2. “The Moonstone will have its vengeance yet on you and yours!”


  2. Dec 2020
    1. In trying to capture the essence of a system through a minimum of unambiguous symbols, scientists and artists are driven by a similar concern for beauty and symmetry, a similar thirst for light. What makes mathematics special is its promise of prophecy, the promise that it will help us understand all mysteries and all knowledge.

      We all want desperately to know what the future holds.

  3. May 2019
    1. And the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and scribes, and they will rcondemn him to death 19 and sdeliver him over to the Gentiles tto be mocked and flogged and ucrucified, and he will be raised on vthe third day.”

      How did Jesus prophetically know so clearly what would happen in Jerusalem a few weeks later?

  4. Feb 2017
    1. We attach to the word prophecy, the exclusive meaning of foretelling future events, but this is certainly a mistake; for the apostle Paul defines it to be "speaking lo edification, exhortation, and comfort."

      Does this mean that "prophecy" as a word was only used as comforter? Teaching tool? Pedagogy?

  5. Oct 2016
    1. upside down in air were towers

      Towers reversed is a Tarot card meaning fear of change and avoidance of disaster, which if intentional, is hilarious.

    2. Phlebas the Phoenician

      Tarot card reference

    3. Tiresias have foresuffered all

      again, knowing things before they happen; foresuffering all. I'm sure everything that happens in the Tarot reading is unfolding through the poem.

    4. And if you don’t give it him, there’s others will

      While this common piece of wisdom doesn't require psychic talent, I still feel like it serves the role of prophecy in this section.

    5. wicked pack of cards

      Tarot cards

    6. clairvoyante

      Clairvoyantes are people who can see the future and/or things that are happening in the present, but to someone else.

    7. FABBRO

      I Google Translated the text from the image. I don't know how to type in the Russian characters, but the Latin says this: "In fact, with my own eyes I saw the Sibyl hanging in a jar at Cumae, and when the boys said, she answered"

  6. Feb 2014
    1. So then they were besieged.

      The Persian army lays siege to Sardis, the capitol and last foothold of Croesus and the Medes. In the culmination of this siege, Croesus's forces will be overcome and the monarch himself will be captured by his enemies, fulfilling the prophecy from 1.13 and reiterated in 1.53.