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13 results for "corruption"
1. Hebrew Bible, Deuteronomy, 32.21 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)  Tagged with subjects: •priests, zoroastrian, portrayals of, in the babylonian talmud, as sorcerers and corrupt administrators, bribery, motif of Found in books: Mokhtarian (2021), Rabbis, Sorcerers, Kings, and Priests: The Culture of the Talmud in Ancient Iran. 122
32.21. "הֵם קִנְאוּנִי בְלֹא־אֵל כִּעֲסוּנִי בְּהַבְלֵיהֶם וַאֲנִי אַקְנִיאֵם בְּלֹא־עָם בְּגוֹי נָבָל אַכְעִיסֵם׃", 32.21. "They have roused Me to jealousy with a no-god; They have provoked Me with their vanities; And I will rouse them to jealousy with a no-people; I will provoke them with a vile nation.",
2. Hebrew Bible, 1 Samuel, 12.15 (8th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)  Tagged with subjects: •priests, zoroastrian, portrayals of, in the babylonian talmud, as sorcerers and corrupt administrators, bribery, motif of Found in books: Mokhtarian (2021), Rabbis, Sorcerers, Kings, and Priests: The Culture of the Talmud in Ancient Iran. 122
12.15. "וְאִם־לֹא תִשְׁמְעוּ בְּקוֹל יְהוָה וּמְרִיתֶם אֶת־פִּי יְהוָה וְהָיְתָה יַד־יְהוָה בָּכֶם וּבַאֲבֹתֵיכֶם׃", 12.15. "but if you will not obey the voice of the Lord, but rebel against the commandment of the Lord, then shall the hand of the Lord be against you, as it was against your fathers.",
3. Xenophon, Hellenica, 3.4.15, 6.4.7 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)  Tagged with subjects: •corruption, bribery Found in books: Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy (2019), Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience, 54
4. Herodotus, Histories, None (5th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)  Tagged with subjects: •nan Found in books: Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy (2019), Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience, 61
1.66.3. When the Lacedaemonians heard the oracle reported, they left the other Arcadians alone and marched on Tegea carrying chains, relying on the deceptive oracle. They were confident they would enslave the Tegeans, but they were defeated in battle.
5. Diodorus Siculus, Historical Library, 15.53, 15.53.4 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)  Tagged with subjects: •corruption, bribery Found in books: Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy (2019), Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience, 54
15.53. 1.  Cleombrotus, learning that the enemy had seized the pass first, decided against forcing a passage there, proceeded instead through Phocis, and, when he had traversed the shore road which was difficult, entered Boeotia without danger. In his passage he took some of the fortresses and seized ten triremes.,2.  Later, when he reached the place called Leuctra, he encamped there and allowed the soldiers to recover after their march. As the Boeotians neared the enemy in their advance, and then, after surmounting some ridges, suddenly caught sight of the Lacedaemonians covering the entire plain of Leuctra, they were astounded at beholding the great size of the army.,3.  And when the boeotarchs held a conference to decide whether they ought to remain and fight it out with an army that many times outnumbered them, or whether they should retreat and join battle in a commanding position, it chanced that the votes of the leaders were equal. For of the six boeotarchs, three thought that they should withdraw the army, and three that they should stay and fight it out, and among the latter Epameinondas was numbered. In this great and perplexing deadlock, the boeotarch came to vote, whom Epameinondas persuaded to vote with him, and thus he carried the day. So the decision to stake all on the issue of battle was thus ratified.,4.  But Epameinondas, who saw that the soldiers were superstitious on account of the omens that had occurred, earnestly desired through his own ingenuity and strategy to reverse the scruples of the soldiery. Accordingly, a number of men having recently arrived from Thebes, he persuaded them to say that the arms on the temple of Heracles had surprisingly disappeared and that word had gone abroad in Thebes that the heroes of old had taken them up and set off to help the Boeotians. He placed before them another man as one who had recently ascended from the cave of Trophonius, who said that the god had directed them, when they won at Leuctra, to institute a contest with crowns for prizes in honour of Zeus the king. This indeed is the origin of this festival which the Boeotians now celebrate at Lebadeia. 15.53.4.  But Epameinondas, who saw that the soldiers were superstitious on account of the omens that had occurred, earnestly desired through his own ingenuity and strategy to reverse the scruples of the soldiery. Accordingly, a number of men having recently arrived from Thebes, he persuaded them to say that the arms on the temple of Heracles had surprisingly disappeared and that word had gone abroad in Thebes that the heroes of old had taken them up and set off to help the Boeotians. He placed before them another man as one who had recently ascended from the cave of Trophonius, who said that the god had directed them, when they won at Leuctra, to institute a contest with crowns for prizes in honour of Zeus the king. This indeed is the origin of this festival which the Boeotians now celebrate at Lebadeia.
6. Pausanias, Description of Greece, 4.32.5 (2nd cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •corruption, bribery Found in books: Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy (2019), Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience, 54
4.32.5. ἃ δὲ αὐτὸς ἤκουσα ἐν Θήβαις, εἰκὸς μέν τι παρείχετο ἐς τὸν Μεσσηνίων λόγον, οὐ μὴν παντάπασί γέ ἐστιν αὐτοῖς ὡμολογηκότα. φασὶ δὲ οἱ Θηβαῖοι μελλούσης τῆς μάχης ἔσεσθαί σφισιν ἐν Λεύκτροις ἐς ἄλλα τε ἀποστεῖλαι χρηστήρια καὶ ἐρησομένους τὸν ἐν Λεβαδείᾳ θεόν. λέγεται μὲν οὖν καὶ τὰ παρὰ τοῦ Ἰσμηνίου καὶ τοῦ Πτῴου, πρὸς δὲ τὰ ἐν Ἄβαις τε χρησθέντα καὶ τὰ ἐν Δελφοῖς· Τροφώνιον δέ φασιν εἰπεῖν ἑξαμέτρῳ· πρὶν δορὶ συμβαλέειν ἐχθροῖς, στήσασθε τρόπαιον, ἀσπίδα κοσμήσαντες ἐμήν, τὴν εἵσατο νηῷ θοῦρος Ἀριστομένης Μεσσήνιος. αὐτὰρ ἐγώ τοι ἀνδρῶν δυσμενέων φθίσω στρατὸν ἀσπιστάων. 4.32.5. What I myself heard in Thebes gives probability to the Messenian account, although it does not coincide in all respects. The Thebans say that when the battle of Leuctra was imminent, they sent to other oracles and to enquire of the god of Lebadeia . The replies of the Ismenian and Ptoan Apollo are recorded, also the responses given at Abae and at Delphi . Trophonius, they say, answered in hexameters:— Or ever ye join battle with the foe, set up a trophy and deck it with my shield, which impetuous Aristomenes the Messenian placed in my temple. And I will destroy the host of foemen bearing shield.
7. Babylonian Talmud, Gittin, None (3rd cent. CE - 6th cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •priests, zoroastrian, portrayals of, in the babylonian talmud, as sorcerers and corrupt administrators, bribery, motif of Found in books: Mokhtarian (2021), Rabbis, Sorcerers, Kings, and Priests: The Culture of the Talmud in Ancient Iran. 122
8. Babylonian Talmud, Yevamot, None (3rd cent. CE - 6th cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •priests, zoroastrian, portrayals of, in the babylonian talmud, as sorcerers and corrupt administrators, bribery, motif of Found in books: Mokhtarian (2021), Rabbis, Sorcerers, Kings, and Priests: The Culture of the Talmud in Ancient Iran. 122
63b. מן החטא מקרי ליה רב יהודה לרב יצחק בריה (קהלת ז, כו) ומוצא אני מר ממות את האשה א"ל כגון מאן כגון אמך,והא מתני ליה רב יהודה לרב יצחק בריה אין אדם מוצא קורת רוח אלא מאשתו ראשונה שנאמר (משלי ה, יח) יהי מקורך ברוך ושמח מאשת נעוריך וא"ל כגון מאן כגון אמך מתקיף תקיפא ועבורי מיעברא במלה,היכי דמי אשה רעה אמר אביי מקשטא ליה תכא ומקשטא ליה פומא רבא אמר מקשטא ליה תכא ומהדרא ליה גבא,אמר רבי חמא בר חנינא כיון שנשא אדם אשה עונותיו מתפקקין שנאמר (משלי יח, כב) מצא אשה מצא טוב ויפק רצון מה' במערבא כי נסיב אינש איתתא אמרי ליה הכי מצא או מוצא מצא דכתיב מצא אשה מצא טוב מוצא דכתיב ומוצא אני מר ממות את האשה,אמר רבא אשה רעה מצוה לגרשה דכתיב (משלי כב, י) גרש לץ ויצא מדון וישבות דין וקלון ואמר רבא אשה רעה וכתובתה מרובה צרתה בצדה דאמרי אינשי בחברתה ולא בסילתא ואמר רבא קשה אשה רעה כיום סגריר שנאמר (משלי כז, טו) דלף טורד ביום סגריר ואשת מדינים נשתוה,ואמר רבא בא וראה כמה טובה אשה טובה וכמה רעה אשה רעה כמה טובה אשה טובה דכתיב מצא אשה מצא טוב אי בגוה משתעי קרא כמה טובה אשה טובה שהכתוב משבחה אי בתורה משתעי קרא כמה טובה אשה טובה שהתורה נמשלה בה כמה רעה אשה רעה דכתיב ומוצא אני מר ממות את האשה אי בגוה משתעי קרא כמה רעה אשה רעה שהכתוב מגנה אי בגיהנם משתעי קרא כמה רעה אשה רעה שגיהנם נמשלה בה,(ירמיהו יא, יא) הנני מביא רעה אשר לא יוכלו לצאת ממנה אמר רב נחמן אמר רבה בר אבוה זו אשה רעה וכתובתה מרובה (איכה א, יד) נתנני ה' בידי לא אוכל קום אמר רב חסדא אמר מר עוקבא בר חייא זו אשה רעה וכתובתה מרובה במערבא אמרו זה שמזונותיו תלוין בכספו,(דברים כח, לב) בניך ובנותיך נתונים לעם אחר אמר רב חנן בר רבא אמר רב זו אשת האב (דברים לב, כא) בגוי נבל אכעיסם אמר רב חנן בר רבא אמר רב זו אשה רעה וכתובתה מרובה רבי אליעזר אומר אלו הצדוקים וכן הוא אומר (תהלים יד, א) אמר נבל בלבו אין אלהים וגו',במתניתא תנא אלו אנשי ברבריא ואנשי מרטנאי שמהלכין ערומים בשוק שאין לך משוקץ ומתועב לפני המקום יותר ממי שמהלך בשוק ערום רבי יוחנן אמר אלו חברים אמרו ליה לר' יוחנן אתו חברי לבבל שגא נפל אמרו ליה מקבלי שוחדא תריץ יתיב,גזרו על ג' מפני ג' גזרו על הבשר מפני המתנות גזרו על המרחצאות מפני הטבילה,קא מחטטי שכבי מפני ששמחים ביום אידם שנאמר (שמואל א יב, טו) והיתה יד ה' בכם ובאבותיכם אמר רבה בר שמואל זו חטוטי שכבי דאמר מר בעון חיים מתים מתחטטין,א"ל רבא לרבה בר מארי כתיב (ירמיהו ח, ב) לא יאספו ולא יקברו לדומן על פני האדמה יהיו וכתיב (ירמיהו ח, ג) ונבחר מות מחיים אמר ליה נבחר מות לרשעים שלא יחיו בעולם הזה ויחטאו ויפלו בגיהנם,כתוב בספר בן סירא אשה טובה מתנה טובה לבעלה וכתיב טובה בחיק ירא אלהים תנתן אשה רעה צרעת לבעלה מאי תקנתיה יגרשנה ויתרפא מצרעתו אשה יפה אשרי בעלה מספר ימיו כפלים,העלם עיניך מאשת חן פן תלכד במצודתה אל תט אצל בעלה למסוך עמו יין ושכר כי בתואר אשה יפה רבים הושחתו ועצומים כל הרוגיה רבים היו פצעי רוכל המרגילים לדבר ערוה כניצוץ מבעיר גחלת ככלוב מלא עוף כן בתיהם מלאים מרמה,אל תצר צרת מחר כי לא תדע מה ילד יום שמא מחר בא ואיננו נמצא מצטער על העולם שאין שלו מנע רבים מתוך ביתך ולא הכל תביא ביתך רבים יהיו דורשי שלומך גלה סוד לאחד מאלף,אמר רבי אסי אין בן דוד בא עד שיכלו כל הנשמות שבגוף שנאמר (ישעיהו נז, טז) כי רוח מלפני יעטוף ונשמות אני עשיתי תניא רבי אליעזר אומר כל מי שאין עוסק בפריה ורביה כאילו שופך דמים שנאמר (בראשית ט, ו) שופך דם האדם באדם דמו ישפך וכתיב בתריה ואתם פרו ורבו,רבי יעקב אומר כאילו ממעט הדמות שנאמר (בראשית ט, ו) כי בצלם אלהים עשה את האדם וכתיב בתריה ואתם פרו וגו' בן עזאי אומר כאילו שופך דמים וממעט הדמות שנאמר ואתם פרו ורבו,אמרו לו לבן עזאי יש נאה דורש ונאה מקיים נאה מקיים ואין נאה דורש ואתה נאה דורש ואין נאה מקיים אמר להן בן עזאי ומה אעשה שנפשי חשקה בתורה אפשר לעולם שיתקיים על ידי אחרים,תניא אידך רבי אליעזר אומר כל מי שאין עוסק בפריה ורביה כאילו שופך דמים שנאמר שופך דם האדם וסמיך ליה ואתם פרו וגו' רבי אלעזר בן עזריה אומר כאילו ממעט הדמות בן עזאי אומר וכו' אמרו לו לבן עזאי יש נאה דורש וכו',ת"ר (במדבר י, לו) ובנחה יאמר שובה ה' רבבות אלפי ישראל 63b. b from sin. /b We should therefore show our gratitude to them. The Gemara cites a related incident: b Rav Yehuda /b was b teaching /b Torah b to Rav Yitzḥak, his son, /b and they encountered the verse: b “And I find more bitter than death the woman” /b (Ecclesiastes 7:26). His son b said to him: For example, whom? /b His father replied: b For example, your mother. /b ,The Gemara asks: b Didn’t Rav Yehuda teach Rav Yitzḥak, his son, /b the following i baraita /i : b A man finds peace of mind only with his first wife, as it is stated: “Let your fountain be blessed, and have joy from the wife of your youth” /b (Proverbs 5:18), b and /b his son b said to him: For example, whom, /b and his father responded in this case as well: b For example, your mother. /b This indicates that Rav Yehuda did find peace of mind with his wife. The Gemara answers: She was aggressive and b forceful, but /b she was b easily appeased. /b ,The Gemara asks: b What are the circumstances /b when a woman is considered b a bad wife? Abaye said: She arranges a table for him and arranges /b her b mouth for him /b at the same time. In other words, although she prepares food for him, she verbally abuses him while he eats. b Rava said: She arranges a table for him and /b then b turns /b her b back to him, /b displaying her lack of interest in his company., b Rabbi Ḥama bar Ḥanina said: Once a man marries a woman his iniquities crumble [ i mitpakekin /i ], as it is stated: “Whoever finds a wife finds good, and obtains [ i veyafek /i ] favor of the Lord” /b (Proverbs 18:22). b In the West, /b i.e., Eretz Yisrael, b when a man married a woman they would say to him as follows: i Matza /i or i motze /i ? /b In other words, they would ask the groom if the appropriate passage for his wife is that verse, which begins with the word b i matza /i , as it is written: Whoever finds [ i matza /i ] a wife finds good, /b or whether the more appropriate verse is the one beginning with the word b i motze /i , as it is written: “And I find [ i motze /i ] more bitter than death the woman” /b (Ecclesiastes 7:26)., b Rava said: It is a mitzva to divorce a bad wife, as it is written: “Cast out the scorner and contention will depart; strife and shame will cease” /b (Proverbs 22:10). b And Rava said: A bad wife whose marriage contract /b settlement b is /b too b large /b for her husband to pay in the event of a divorce, b her rival wife is at her side. /b In other words, the only way for him to improve matters is to take another wife. b As people say /b in the well-known adage: The way to trouble a woman is b with her peer and not with a thorn. And Rava said: A bad wife is as troublesome as a day of heavy rain, as it is stated: “A continual dropping on a very rainy day and a contentious woman are alike” /b (Proverbs 27:15)., b And Rava said: Come and see how good a good wife is and how bad a bad wife is. How good is a good wife? As it is written: Whoever finds a wife finds good. If the verse speaks of her, /b a wife, this demonstrates b how good a good wife is, as the Bible praises her. If the verse speaks /b metaphorically b of the Torah, /b it nevertheless indicates b how good a good wife is, as the Torah is compared to her. /b Conversely, b how bad is a bad wife? As it is written: “And I find more bitter than death the woman.” If the verse speaks of her, /b this demonstrates b how bad a bad wife is, as the Bible condemns her. If the verse speaks /b metaphorically b of Gehenna, /b it still demonstrates b how bad a bad wife is, as Gehenna is compared to her. /b ,The Gemara cites further statements on the same issue. The verse states: b “Behold, I will bring evil upon them, which they shall not be able to escape” /b (Jeremiah 11:11). b Rav Naḥman said /b that b Rabba bar Avuh said: This is a bad wife whose marriage contract is large. /b Similarly, with regard to the verse: b “The Lord has given me into the hands of those against whom I cannot stand” /b (Lamentations 1:14), b Rav Ḥisda said /b that b Mar Ukva bar Ḥiyya said: This is a bad wife whose marriage contract is large. In the West, /b Eretz Yisrael, b they said this /b verse is referring to one b whose food is dependent on his money. /b He is forced to purchase his food with cash, as he does not possess land of his own.,With regard to the verse: b “Your sons and your daughters shall be given to another people” /b (Deuteronomy 28:32), b Rav Ḥa bar Rava said /b that b Rav said: This is /b a reference to the children’s b father’s wife, /b their stepmother. With regard to the verse: b “I will provoke them with a vile nation” /b (Deuteronomy 32:21), b Rav Ḥa bar Rava said /b that b Rav said: This is a bad wife whose marriage contract is large. Rabbi Eliezer says /b that b these are apostates, and so too /b the verse b states: “The vile man has said in his heart: There is no God, /b they have dealt corruptly” (Psalms 14:1), which proves that an apostate is called vile., b It was taught in a i baraita /i /b with regard to the verse: “I will provoke them with a vile nation,” that b these are the inhabitants of Barbarya and the inhabitants of Martenai, who walk naked in the marketplace, as none is more despised and abominable before the Omnipresent than one who walks naked in the marketplace. Rabbi Yoḥa said: These are /b the b i Ḥabbarim /i , /b a sect of Persian priests. The Gemara relates: When b they said to Rabbi Yoḥa: /b The b i Ḥabbarim /i have come to Babylonia, he shuddered and fell /b of his chair, out of concern for the Jews living there. b They said to him: /b There is a way to deal with their persecution, as b they accept bribes. /b Upon hearing that not all was lost, b he straightened himself /b and b sat /b in his place once again.,Apropos the i Ḥabbarim /i , the Gemara cites the following statement of the Sages: The i Ḥabbarim /i were able to b issue decrees against /b the Jewish people with regard to b three /b matters, b due to three /b transgressions on the part of the Jewish people. b They decreed against meat, /b i.e., they banned ritual slaughter, b due to /b the failure of the Jewish people to give the priests b the gifts /b of the foreleg, the jaw, and the maw. b They decreed against /b Jews bathing in b bathhouses, due to /b their neglect of ritual b immersion. /b ,Third, b they exhumed the dead /b from their graves b because /b the Jews b rejoice on /b the b holidays /b of the gentiles, b as it is stated: “Then shall the hand of the Lord be against you and against your fathers” /b (I Samuel 12:15). b Rabba bar Shmuel said: This /b verse is referring to b exhuming the dead, /b which upsets both the living and the dead, b as the Master said: /b Due b to the iniquity of the living, the dead are exhumed. /b , b Rava said to Rabba bar Mari: It is written: “They shall not be gathered nor buried; they shall be for dung upon the face of the earth” /b (Jeremiah 8:2), b and it is written: “And death shall be chosen rather than life” /b (Jeremiah 8:3). If death will be so indecent that their bodies will not even be buried, why would people choose death over life? Rabba bar Mari b said to him: /b The latter verse does not refer to the previously described state of affairs, but rather it means: b Death is preferable for the wicked, /b as it is better b that they not live in this world and sin and /b consequently b descend into Gehenna. /b ,The Gemara cites more statements concerning women. b It is written in the book of Ben Sira: A good wife is a good gift for her husband. And it is written: A good one will be placed in the bosom of a God-fearing man; a bad wife is a plague to her husband. What is his remedy? He should divorce her and he will be cured of his plague. A beautiful wife, happy is her husband; the number of his days are doubled. /b His pleasure in her beauty makes him feel as though he has lived twice as long., b Turn your eyes from a graceful woman /b who is married to another man, b lest you be caught in her trap. Do not turn to her husband to mix wine and strong drink with him, /b which can lead to temptation. b For on /b account of b the countece of a beautiful woman many have been destroyed, and her slain is a mighty host. /b Furthermore, b many have been the wounded peddlers. /b This is referring to men who travel from place to place to sell women’s jewelry. Their frequent dealings with women lead their husbands to harm the peddlers. b Those who accustom /b themselves b to licentious matters are like a spark that ignites a coal. As a cage is full of birds, so are their houses full of deceit. /b ,The Gemara quotes additional statements from the book of Ben Sira: b Do not suffer from tomorrow’s trouble, /b that is, do not worry about problems that might arise in the future, b as you do not know what a day will bring. Perhaps /b when b tomorrow comes, /b the individual who was so worried will b not /b be among the living, and b he /b was b consequently upset over a world that is not his. Prevent a crowd from inside your house, /b do not let many people enter, b and do not /b even b bring all /b your friends into b your house. /b Make sure, however, that b a crowd seeks your welfare, /b and that you have many allies. b Reveal a secret to /b only b one in a thousand, /b since most people are unable to keep a secret., b Rabbi Asi said: The /b Messiah, b son of David, will not come until all the souls of the body have been finished, /b i.e., until all souls that are destined to inhabit physical bodies will do so. b As it is stated: “For the spirit that enwraps itself is from Me, and the souls that I have made” /b (Isaiah 57:16). b It is taught /b in a i baraita /i that b Rabbi Eliezer says: Anyone who does not engage in /b the mitzva to be b fruitful and multiply /b is considered b as though he sheds blood, as it is stated: “Whoever sheds the blood of man, by man shall his blood be shed” /b (Genesis 9:6), b and it is written /b immediately b afterward: “And you, be fruitful and multiply” /b (Genesis 9:7)., b Rabbi Ya’akov says: It is as though he diminishes the /b Divine b Image, as it is stated: “For in the image of God He made man” /b (Genesis 9:6), b and it is written /b immediately b afterward: “And you, be fruitful /b and multiply” (Genesis 9:7). b Ben Azzai says: /b It is b as though he sheds blood and /b also b diminishes the /b Divine b Image, as it is stated: “And you, be fruitful and multiply,” /b after the verse that alludes to both shedding blood and the Divine Image., b They said to ben Azzai: There /b is a type of scholar who b expounds well and fulfills /b his own teachings b well, /b and another who b fulfills well and does not expound well. But you, /b who have never married, b expound well /b on the importance of procreation, b and /b yet b you do not fulfill well /b your own teachings. b Ben Azzai said to them: What shall I do, as my soul yearns for Torah, /b and I do not wish to deal with anything else. b It is possible for the world to be maintained by others, /b who are engaged in the mitzva to be fruitful and multiply., b It is /b similarly b taught /b in b another /b i baraita /i that b Rabbi Eliezer says: Anyone who does not engage in /b the mitzva to be b fruitful and multiply /b is considered b as though he sheds blood, as it is stated: “Whoever sheds the blood of man,” and /b it is stated b near it: “And you, be fruitful /b and multiply.” b Rabbi Elazar ben Azarya says: /b It is b as though he diminishes the /b Divine b Image. Ben Azzai says: /b It is as though he both sheds blood and diminishes the Divine Image. b They said to ben Azzai: There is /b a type of scholar who b expounds well, etc. /b , b The Sages taught /b with regard to the mitzva to be fruitful and multiply: b “And when it rested, he would say: Return, Lord, to the ten thousands of the thousands of Israel” /b (Numbers 10:36).
9. Epigraphy, Didyma, 20  Tagged with subjects: •corruption, bribery Found in books: Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy (2019), Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience, 54
10. Ctes., Orations, None  Tagged with subjects: •corruption, bribery Found in books: Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy (2019), Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience, 54
11. Epigraphy, Icr, 1.19.2  Tagged with subjects: •corruption, bribery Found in books: Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy (2019), Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience, 54
12. Epigraphyoracle Catalogue Numbers, Oracle Catalogue Numbers, 348  Tagged with subjects: •corruption, bribery Found in books: Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy (2019), Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience, 54
13. Papyri, Psi, 4.435  Tagged with subjects: •corruption, bribery Found in books: Eidinow and Driediger-Murphy (2019), Esther Eidinow, Ancient Divination and Experience, 54