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42 results for "spirit"
1. Septuagint, Numbers, 23.7 (th cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)  Tagged with subjects: •spirit, effects of, mental control, loss of Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 162
2. Hebrew Bible, Numbers, 22, 24, 23 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)  Tagged with subjects: •nan Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 158
3. Hebrew Bible, Deuteronomy, 70-71, 73-74, 72 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)  Tagged with subjects: •nan Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 162
4. Hebrew Bible, Genesis, 12.1, 15.12 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)  Tagged with subjects: •nan Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 158, 195, 327
12.1. "וַיְהִי רָעָב בָּאָרֶץ וַיֵּרֶד אַבְרָם מִצְרַיְמָה לָגוּר שָׁם כִּי־כָבֵד הָרָעָב בָּאָרֶץ׃", 12.1. "וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל־אַבְרָם לֶךְ־לְךָ מֵאַרְצְךָ וּמִמּוֹלַדְתְּךָ וּמִבֵּית אָבִיךָ אֶל־הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר אַרְאֶךָּ׃", 15.12. "וַיְהִי הַשֶּׁמֶשׁ לָבוֹא וְתַרְדֵּמָה נָפְלָה עַל־אַבְרָם וְהִנֵּה אֵימָה חֲשֵׁכָה גְדֹלָה נֹפֶלֶת עָלָיו׃", 12.1. "Now the LORD said unto Abram: ‘Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto the land that I will show thee.", 15.12. "And it came to pass, that, when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, a dread, even a great darkness, fell upon him.",
5. Hebrew Bible, Hosea, 9 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)  Tagged with subjects: •spirit, effects of, mental control, loss of Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 176
6. Hebrew Bible, 1 Kings, 13.9 (8th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)  Tagged with subjects: •spirit, effects of, mental control, loss of Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 165
13.9. "כִּי־כֵן צִוָּה אֹתִי בִּדְבַר יְהוָה לֵאמֹר לֹא־תֹאכַל לֶחֶם וְלֹא תִשְׁתֶּה־מָּיִם וְלֹא תָשׁוּב בַּדֶּרֶךְ אֲשֶׁר הָלָכְתָּ׃", 13.9. "For it so was charged me by the word of the LORD, saying: Thou shalt eat no bread, nor drink water, neither return by the way that thou camest.’",
7. Hebrew Bible, 1 Samuel, 10.5-10.6, 10.10-10.13, 19.20-19.24 (8th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)  Tagged with subjects: •nan Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 162
10.5. "אַחַר כֵּן תָּבוֹא גִּבְעַת הָאֱלֹהִים אֲשֶׁר־שָׁם נְצִבֵי פְלִשְׁתִּים וִיהִי כְבֹאֲךָ שָׁם הָעִיר וּפָגַעְתָּ חֶבֶל נְבִיאִים יֹרְדִים מֵהַבָּמָה וְלִפְנֵיהֶם נֵבֶל וְתֹף וְחָלִיל וְכִנּוֹר וְהֵמָּה מִתְנַבְּאִים׃", 10.6. "וְצָלְחָה עָלֶיךָ רוּחַ יְהוָה וְהִתְנַבִּיתָ עִמָּם וְנֶהְפַּכְתָּ לְאִישׁ אַחֵר׃", 10.11. "וַיְהִי כָּל־יוֹדְעוֹ מֵאִתְּמוֹל שִׁלְשׁוֹם וַיִּרְאוּ וְהִנֵּה עִם־נְבִאִים נִבָּא וַיֹּאמֶר הָעָם אִישׁ אֶל־רֵעֵהוּ מַה־זֶּה הָיָה לְבֶן־קִישׁ הֲגַם שָׁאוּל בַּנְּבִיאִים׃", 10.12. "וַיַּעַן אִישׁ מִשָּׁם וַיֹּאמֶר וּמִי אֲבִיהֶם עַל־כֵּן הָיְתָה לְמָשָׁל הֲגַם שָׁאוּל בַּנְּבִאִים׃", 10.13. "וַיְכַל מֵהִתְנַבּוֹת וַיָּבֹא הַבָּמָה׃", 19.21. "וַיַּגִּדוּ לְשָׁאוּל וַיִּשְׁלַח מַלְאָכִים אֲחֵרִים וַיִּתְנַבְּאוּ גַּם־הֵמָּה וַיֹּסֶף שָׁאוּל וַיִּשְׁלַח מַלְאָכִים שְׁלִשִׁים וַיִּתְנַבְּאוּ גַּם־הֵמָּה׃", 19.22. "וַיֵּלֶךְ גַּם־הוּא הָרָמָתָה וַיָּבֹא עַד־בּוֹר הַגָּדוֹל אֲשֶׁר בַּשֶּׂכוּ וַיִּשְׁאַל וַיֹּאמֶר אֵיפֹה שְׁמוּאֵל וְדָוִד וַיֹּאמֶר הִנֵּה בנוית [בְּנָיוֹת] בָּרָמָה׃", 19.23. "וַיֵּלֶךְ שָׁם אֶל־נוית [נָיוֹת] בָּרָמָה וַתְּהִי עָלָיו גַּם־הוּא רוּחַ אֱלֹהִים וַיֵּלֶךְ הָלוֹךְ וַיִּתְנַבֵּא עַד־בֹּאוֹ בנוית [בְּנָיוֹת] בָּרָמָה׃", 19.24. "וַיִּפְשַׁט גַּם־הוּא בְּגָדָיו וַיִּתְנַבֵּא גַם־הוּא לִפְנֵי שְׁמוּאֵל וַיִּפֹּל עָרֹם כָּל־הַיּוֹם הַהוּא וְכָל־הַלָּיְלָה עַל־כֵּן יֹאמְרוּ הֲגַם שָׁאוּל בַּנְּבִיאִם׃", 10.5. "After that thou shalt come to the hill of God, where the garrisons of the Pelishtim are, and it shall come to pass, when thou art come there to the city, that thou shalt meet a band of prophets coming down from the high place with a lute, and a timbrel, and a pipe, and a lyre, before them; and they shall prophesy:", 10.6. "and the spirit of the Lord will come upon thee, and thou shalt prophesy with them, and shalt be turned into another man.", 10.10. "And when they came there to the hill, behold, a company of prophets met him; and the spirit of God came upon him, and he prophesied among them.", 10.11. "And it came to pass, when all that knew him beforetime saw that, behold, he prophesied among the prophets, then the people said one to another, What has happened to the son of Qish? Is Sha᾽ul also one of the prophets?", 10.12. "And one of the same place answered and said, But who is their father? Therefore it became a proverb, Is Sha᾽ul also one of the prophets?", 10.13. "And when he had made an end of prophesying, he came to the high place.", 19.20. "And Sha᾽ul sent messengers to take David: and when they saw the band of the prophets prophesying, and Shemu᾽el stationed over them, the spirit of God came upon the messengers of Sha᾽ul, and they also prophesied.", 19.21. "And when it was told Sha᾽ul, he sent other messengers, and they prophesied likewise. And Sha᾽ul sent messengers again the third time, and they prophesied also.", 19.22. "Then he went himself to Rama, and came to the great pit that is in Sekhu: and he asked and said, Where are Shemu᾽el and David? And someone said, Behold, they are at Nayot in Rama. And he went there to Nayot in Rama:", 19.23. "and the spirit of God was upon him also, and he went on, prophesying, until he came to Nayot in Rama.", 19.24. "And he even stripped off his clothes, and he himself prophesied before Shemu᾽el, and lay down naked all that day and all that night. Therefore they say, Is Sha᾽ul also one of the prophets?",
8. Hebrew Bible, Isaiah, 8.11 (8th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)  Tagged with subjects: •spirit, effects of, mental control, loss of Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 165
8.11. "כִּי כֹה אָמַר יְהוָה אֵלַי כְּחֶזְקַת הַיָּד וְיִסְּרֵנִי מִלֶּכֶת בְּדֶרֶךְ הָעָם־הַזֶּה לֵאמֹר׃", 8.11. "For the LORD spoke thus to me with a strong hand, admonishing me that I should not walk in the way of this people, saying:",
9. Hebrew Bible, Judges, 3.9-3.10, 6.34 (8th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)  Tagged with subjects: •nan Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 162, 163, 177
3.9. "וַיִּזְעֲקוּ בְנֵי־יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶל־יְהוָה וַיָּקֶם יְהוָה מוֹשִׁיעַ לִבְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל וַיּוֹשִׁיעֵם אֵת עָתְנִיאֵל בֶּן־קְנַז אֲחִי כָלֵב הַקָּטֹן מִמֶּנּוּ׃", 6.34. "וְרוּחַ יְהוָה לָבְשָׁה אֶת־גִּדְעוֹן וַיִּתְקַע בַּשּׁוֹפָר וַיִזָּעֵק אֲבִיעֶזֶר אַחֲרָיו׃", 3.9. "And when the children of Yisra᾽el cried to the Lord, the Lord raised up a deliverer to the children of Yisra᾽el, who delivered them, namely, ῾Otni᾽el the son of Qenaz, Kalev’s younger brother.", 3.10. "And the spirit of the Lord came upon him, and he judged Yisra᾽el, and went out to war: and the Lord delivered Kushan-rish῾atayim, king of Aram, into his hand; and his hand prevailed against Kushan-rish῾atayim.", 6.34. "But the spirit of the Lord clothed Gid῾on, and he blew a shofar; and Avi-῾ezer mustered behind him.",
10. Aeschylus, Agamemnon, 1207-1210, 1212, 1211 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)  Tagged with subjects: •nan Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 172
1211. πῶς δῆτʼ ἄνατος ἦσθα Λοξίου κότῳ; Κασάνδρα 1211. How wast thou then unhurt by Loxias’ anger? KASSANDRA.
11. Hebrew Bible, Ezekiel, 3.10, 3.11, 3.12, 3.14, 8.1, 8.1-11.25, 8.3, 10.20, 10.21, 10.22, 11.24, 11.25, 20.1, 36, 37, 40, 40.2, 40.4 (6th cent. BCE - 5th cent. BCE)  Tagged with subjects: •nan Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 165
10.20. "This is the living creature that I saw under the God of Israel by the river Chebar; and I knew that they were cherubim.",
12. Plato, Apology of Socrates, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)  Tagged with subjects: •spirit, effects of, mental control, loss of Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 165
22c. ἃ ποιοῖεν, ἀλλὰ φύσει τινὶ καὶ ἐνθουσιάζοντες ὥσπερ οἱ θεομάντεις καὶ οἱ χρησμῳδοί· καὶ γὰρ οὗτοι λέγουσι μὲν πολλὰ καὶ καλά, ἴσασιν δὲ οὐδὲν ὧν λέγουσι. τοιοῦτόν τί μοι ἐφάνησαν πάθος καὶ οἱ ποιηταὶ πεπονθότες, καὶ ἅμα ᾐσθόμην αὐτῶν διὰ τὴν ποίησιν οἰομένων καὶ τἆλλα σοφωτάτων εἶναι ἀνθρώπων ἃ οὐκ ἦσαν. ἀπῇα οὖν καὶ ἐντεῦθεν τῷ αὐτῷ οἰόμενος περιγεγονέναι ᾧπερ καὶ τῶν πολιτικῶν. 22c. that what they composed they composed not by wisdom, but by nature and because they were inspired, like the prophets and givers of oracles; for these also say many fine things, but know none of the things they say; it was evident to me that the poets too had experienced something of this same sort. And at the same time I perceived that they, on account of their poetry, thought that they were the wisest of men in other things as well, in which they were not. So I went away from them also thinking that I was superior to them in the same thing in which I excelled the public men.Finally then I went to the hand-workers.
13. Plato, Timaeus, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)  Tagged with subjects: •spirit, effects of, mental control, loss of Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 160
14. Plato, Meno, None (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)  Tagged with subjects: •spirit, effects of, mental control, loss of Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 165
99c. γίγνεται· ᾗ οἱ πολιτικοὶ ἄνδρες χρώμενοι τὰς πόλεις ὀρθοῦσιν, οὐδὲν διαφερόντως ἔχοντες πρὸς τὸ φρονεῖν ἢ οἱ χρησμῳδοί τε καὶ οἱ θεομάντεις· καὶ γὰρ οὗτοι ἐνθουσιῶντες λέγουσιν μὲν ἀληθῆ καὶ πολλά, ἴσασι δὲ οὐδὲν ὧν λέγουσιν. ΜΕΝ. κινδυνεύει οὕτως ἔχειν. ΣΩ. οὐκοῦν, ὦ Μένων, ἄξιον τούτους θείους καλεῖν τοὺς ἄνδρας, οἵτινες νοῦν μὴ ἔχοντες πολλὰ καὶ μεγάλα κατορθοῦσιν ὧν πράττουσι καὶ λέγουσι; ΜΕΝ. πάνυ γε. ΣΩ. ὀρθῶς ἄρʼ ἂν καλοῖμεν θείους τε οὓς νυνδὴ ἐλέγομεν 99c. This is the means which statesmen employ for their direction of states, and they have nothing more to do with wisdom than soothsayers and diviners; for these people utter many a true thing when inspired, but have no knowledge of anything they say. Men. I daresay that is so. Soc. And may we, Meno, rightly call those men divine who, having no understanding, yet succeed in many a great deed and word? Men. Certainly. Soc. Then we shall be right in calling those divine of whom
15. Hebrew Bible, Nehemiah, 9.20 (5th cent. BCE - 4th cent. BCE)  Tagged with subjects: •spirit, effects of, mental control, loss of Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 219
9.20. "Thou gavest also Thy good spirit to instruct them, and withheldest not Thy manna from their mouth, and gavest them water for their thirst.",
16. Septuagint, Ecclesiasticus (Siracides), 24.23-24.27 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)  Tagged with subjects: •spirit, effects of, mental control, loss of Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 198
24.23. All this is the book of the covet of the Most High God,the law which Moses commanded us as an inheritance for the congregations of Jacob. 24.25. It fills men with wisdom, like the Pishon,and like the Tigris at the time of the first fruits. 24.26. It makes them full of understanding, like the Euphrates,and like the Jordan at harvest time. 24.27. It makes instruction shine forth like light,like the Gihon at the time of vintage.
17. Septuagint, Wisdom of Solomon, 1.8, 9.17 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)  Tagged with subjects: •spirit, effects of, mental control, loss of Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 221, 249
1.8. therefore no one who utters unrighteous things will escape notice,and justice, when it punishes, will not pass him by. 9.17. Who has learned thy counsel, unless thou hast given wisdom and sent thy holy Spirit from on high?
18. Dead Sea Scrolls, Community Rule, 5.9 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •spirit, effects of, mental control, loss of Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 189
19. Cicero, On Divination, 1.89 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. BCE)  Tagged with subjects: •spirit, effects of, mental control, loss of Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 172
1.89. Quid? Asiae rex Priamus nonne et Helenum filium et Cassandram filiam divites habebat, alterum auguriis, alteram mentis incitatione et permotione divina? Quo in genere Marcios quosdam fratres, nobili loco natos, apud maiores nostros fuisse scriptum videmus. Quid? Polyidum Corinthium nonne Homerus et aliis multa et filio ad Troiam proficiscenti mortem praedixisse commemorat? Omnino apud veteres, qui rerum potiebantur, iidem auguria tenebant; ut enim sapere, sic divinare regale ducebant. Testis est nostra civitas, in qua et reges augures et postea privati eodem sacerdotio praediti rem publicam religionum auctoritate rexerunt. 1.89. Furthermore, did not Priam, the Asiatic king, have a son, Helenus, and a daughter, Cassandra, who prophesied, the first by means of auguries and the other when under a heaven-inspired excitement and exaltation of soul? In the same class, as we read in the records of our forefathers, were those famous Marcian brothers, men of noble birth. And does not Homer relate that Polyidus of Corinth not only made many predictions to others, but that he also foretold the death of his own son, who was setting out for Troy? As a general rule among the ancients the men who ruled the state had control likewise of augury, for they considered divining, as well as wisdom, becoming to a king. Proof of this is afforded by our State wherein the kings were augurs; and, later, private citizens endowed with the same priestly office ruled the republic by the authority of religion. [41]
20. Philo of Alexandria, That God Is Unchangeable, 182 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •spirit, effects of, mental control, loss of Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 393
182. For then the diseases of the soul are truly not only difficult of cure, but even utterly incurable, when, though conviction is present to us (and this is the word of God, coming as his angel and as our guide, and removing the obstacles before our feet, so that we may travel without stumbling along the level road), we nevertheless prefer our own indiscreet opinions, to the explanations and injunctions which he is accustomed to address to us for our admonition, and for the chastening and regulating of our whole life.
21. Philo of Alexandria, Who Is The Heir, 2.264-2.265 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •nan Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 158, 164, 327
265. and this very frequently happens to the race of prophets; for the mind that is in us is removed from its place at the arrival of the divine Spirit, but is again restored to its previous habitation when that Spirit departs, for it is contrary to holy law for what is mortal to dwell with what is immortal. On this account the setting of our reason, and the darkness which surrounds it, causes a trance and a heaven-inflicted madness.
22. Philo of Alexandria, Allegorical Interpretation, 1.35 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •spirit, effects of, mental control, loss of Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 249
23. Philo of Alexandria, On The Cherubim, 69 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •spirit, effects of, mental control, loss of Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 393
69. And what will you say about the sons?--and the sons are the reasonings which take place in portions of the soul, --if you pronounce that the sons belong to you, are you speaking reasonably, or are you downright mad for thinking so? For melancholic thoughts, and follies, and frenzies of the mind, and untrustworthy conjectures, and false ideas about things, and empty attractions of the mind, resembling dreams, and bringing with them convulsive agitation, and the disease which is innate in the soul, namely forgetfulness, and many other things beyond those that I have mentioned, take away the stability of your master-like authority, and show that these are the possession of some one else and not of you. 69. on which account pity is bestowed on the one class as unfortunate, but the other class are justly punished as being wicked, who in conjunction with others have not chosen to recognize that fact which even an infant child would understand, namely, that the Creator is better than the creature; for he is both more ancient in point of time, and is also in a manner the father of that which he has made. He is also superior in power, for the agent is more glorious than the patient.
24. Philo of Alexandria, On The Confusion of Tongues, 159 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •spirit, effects of, mental control, loss of Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 393
159. At all events, the law says that that soothsayer and diviner who was led into folly in respect of his unstable conjectures (for the name, Balaam, being interpreted, means unstable), "cursed the people that Saw;" and that, too, though as far as his words go he uttered only words of good omen and prayers. The law here looking not at the words he uttered, which, through the providence of God, did change their character, becoming good money instead of base coinage, but having regard to the intention in which injurious things were resolved in preference to beneficial ones. But these things are, by nature inimical to one another, conjectures being at variance with truth, and vain opinion with knowledge, and prophecy, which is not dictated by divine inspiration, being directly opposed to sober wisdom.
25. Philo of Alexandria, On The Migration of Abraham, 34-35 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •nan Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 189, 249
35. and sometimes when I have come to my work empty I have suddenly become full, ideas being, in an invisible manner, showered upon me, and implanted in me from on high; so that, through the influence of divine inspiration, I have become greatly excited, and have known neither the place in which I was nor those who were present, nor myself, nor what I was saying, nor what I was writing; for then I have been conscious of a richness of interpretation, an enjoyment of light, a most penetrating sight, a most manifest energy in all that was to be done, having such an effect on my mind as the clearest ocular demonstration would have on the eyes. VIII.
26. Philo of Alexandria, On The Creation of The World, 70 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •spirit, effects of, mental control, loss of Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 393
70. And again, being raised up on wings, and so surveying and contemplating the air, and all the commotions to which it is subject, it is borne upwards to the higher firmament, and to the revolutions of the heavenly bodies. And also being itself involved in the revolutions of the planets and fixed stars according to the perfect laws of music, and being led on by love, which is the guide of wisdom, it proceeds onwards till, having surmounted all essence intelligible by the external senses, it comes to aspire to such as is perceptible only by the intellect:
27. Philo of Alexandria, On Planting, 25-26, 24 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •nan Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 195
28. Philo of Alexandria, On The Posterity of Cain, 80 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •spirit, effects of, mental control, loss of Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 393
80. "For what," says he, "could be better than that one's thoughts, one's contemplations, one's conjectures, one's suspicions, in a word, all one's ideas, should, as I may say, proceed on well-set feet, so as to arrive at their desired goal without stumbling, the mind being borne witness to in everything that is uttered." But I, if any man employs a felicitous and well directed mind to good objects only, account that man happy taking the law for my teacher in this view. For the law called Joseph "a prosperous Man," not in all things, but "in those matters in which God gave him prosperity." And all the gifts of God are good.
29. Philo of Alexandria, On Dreams, 1.23 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •spirit, effects of, mental control, loss of Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 393
1.23. What, again, are we to say of the moon? Does she show us a light of her own, or a borrowed and illegitimate one, only reflected from the rays of the sun? or is neither of these things true, but has she something mixed, as it were, so as to be a sort of combination of her own light and of that which belongs to some other body? For all these things, and others like them, belonging to the fourth and most excellent of the bodies in the world, namely, the heaven, are uncertain and incomprehensible, and are spoken of in accordance with conjectures and guesses, and not with the solid, certain reasoning of truth,
30. Philo of Alexandria, On The Special Laws, 1.38, 1.63, 4.49 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •spirit, effects of, mental control, loss of Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 158, 249, 393
1.38. But he does not on that account faint and renounce the task which he has undertaken, but goes on with invincible determination towards the sight which he considers attainable, as if he were a competitor at the games, and were striving for the second prize, though he has missed the first. And guess and conjecture are inferior to true perception, as are all those notions which are classed under the description of reasonable and plausible opinions. 1.63. For he thinks it right, that the man who is legally enrolled as a citizen of his constitution must be perfect, not indeed in those things in which the multitude is educated, such as divination, and augury, and plausible conjectures, but in the observances due to God, which have nothing doubtful or uncertain about them, but only indubitable and naked truth. 4.49. for a prophet does not utter anything whatever of his own, but is only an interpreter, another Being suggesting to him all that he utters, while he is speaking under inspiration, being in ignorance that his own reasoning powers are departed, and have quitted the citadel of his soul; while the divine spirit has entered in and taken up its abode there, and is operating upon all the organization of his voice, and making it sound to the distinct manifestation of all the prophecies which he is delivering.
31. Philo of Alexandria, On The Life of Moses, 1.68, 1.277, 2.188, 2.191, 2.264-2.265 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •nan Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 158, 195, 196, 393
1.68. But we must now accurately investigate the comparison here made. The briar, as has been already said, is a most weak and supple plant, yet it is not without thorns, so that it wounds one if one only touches it. Nor was it consumed by fire, which is naturally destructive, but on the contrary it was preserved by it, and in addition to not being consumed, it continued just as it was before, and without undergoing any change whatever itself, acquired additional brilliancy. 1.277. And he when he beheld it said: "Do thou, O king, build here seven altars, and offer upon every one of them a bullock and a ram. And I will turn aside and inquire of God what I am to say." So, having gone forth, immediately he became inspired, the prophetic spirit having entered into him, which drove all his artificial system of divination and cunning out of his soul; for it was not possible that holy inspiration should dwell in the same abode with magic. Then, returning back to the king, and beholding the sacrifices and the altars flaming, he became like the interpreter of some other being who was prompting his words, 2.188. I am not unaware then that all the things which are written in the sacred books are oracles delivered by him; and I will set forth what more peculiarly concerns him, when I have first mentioned this one point, namely, that of the sacred oracles some are represented as delivered in the person of God by his interpreter, the divine prophet, while others are put in the form of question and answer, and others are delivered by Moses in his own character as a divinely-prompted lawgiver possessed by divine inspiration. 2.191. Therefore, we must for the present pass by the first; for they are too great to be adequately praised by any man, as, indeed, they could scarcely be panegyrised worthily by the heaven itself and the nature of the universe; and they are also uttered by the mouth, as it were, of an interpreter. But interpretation and prophecy differ from one another. And concerning the second kind I will at once endeavour to explain the truth, connecting with them the third species also, in which the inspired character of the speaker is shown, according to which it is that he is most especially and appropriately looked upon as a prophet. 2.264. And the sign was this. A small portion of food descended from the air on the previous days, but a double portion on the day before the seventh day. And on the previous days, if any portion was left it became liquefied and melted away, until it was entirely changed into dew, and so consumed; but on this day it endured no alteration, but remained in the same state as before, and when this was reported to him, and beheld by him, Moses did not so much conjecture as receive the impulse of divine inspiration under which he prophesied of the seventh day. 2.265. I omit to mention that all such conjectures are akin to prophecy; for the mind could never make such correct and felicitous conjectures, unless it were a divine spirit which guided their feet into the way of truth;
32. Philo of Alexandria, On The Embassy To Gaius, 21 (1st cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •spirit, effects of, mental control, loss of Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 393
21. for the human mind is apt to be blind towards the perception of what is really expedient and beneficial for it, being influenced rather by conjecture and notions of probability than by real knowledge. IV.
33. Plutarch, Dialogue On Love, None (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •spirit, effects of, mental control, loss of Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 164, 327
34. Ps.-Philo, Biblical Antiquities, None (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •nan Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 163
35. Longinus, On The Sublime, 13.2 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •spirit, effects of, mental control, loss of Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 327
36. Plutarch, On The Obsolescence of Oracles, None (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •nan Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 160
432d. is both irrational and indeterminate in itself, but receptive of impressions and presentiments through what may be done to it, and inconsequently grasps at the future when it is farthest withdrawn from the present. Its withdrawal is brought about by a temperament and disposition of the body as it is subjected to a change which we call inspiration. often the body of itself alone attains this disposition. Moreover the earth sends forth for men streams of many other potencies, some of them producing derangement, diseases, or deaths; others helpful, benigt, and beneficial, as is plain from the experience of persons who have come upon them. But the prophetic current and breath is most divine and holy, whether it issue by itself through the air or come in the company of running waters;
37. New Testament, John, 14.10, 15.7, 15.10 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •nan Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 397
14.10. οὐ πιστεύεις ὅτι ἐγὼ ἐν τῷ πατρὶ καὶ ὁ πατὴρ ἐν ἐμοί ἐστιν; τὰ ῥήματα ἃ ἐγὼ λέγω ὑμῖν ἀπʼ ἐμαυτοῦ οὐ λαλῶ· ὁ δὲ πατὴρ ἐν ἐμοὶ μένων ποιεῖ τὰ ἔργα αὐτοῦ. 15.7. Ἐὰν μείνητε ἐν ἐμοὶ καὶ τὰ ῥήματά μου ἐν ὑμῖν μείνῃ, ὃ ἐὰν θέλητε αἰτήσασθε καὶ γενήσεται ὑμῖν· 15.10. ἐὰν τὰς ἐντολάς μου τηρήσητε, μενεῖτε ἐν τῇ ἀγάπῃ μου, καθὼς ἐγὼ τοῦ πατρὸς τὰς ἐντολὰς τετήρηκα καὶ μένω αὐτοῦ ἐν τῇ ἀγάπῃ. 14.10. Don't you believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I tell you, I speak not from myself; but the Father who lives in me does his works. 15.7. If you remain in me, and my words remain in you, you will ask whatever you desire, and it will be done to you. 15.10. If you keep my commandments, you will remain in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and remain in his love.
38. Iamblichus, Concerning The Mysteries, None (3rd cent. CE - 4th cent. CE)  Tagged with subjects: •spirit, effects of, mental control, loss of Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 327
39. John Chrysostom, Homily On, 29  Tagged with subjects: •spirit, effects of, mental control, loss of Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 327
40. Jerome, 1 Samuel, 10.6, 10.10, 11.6  Tagged with subjects: •spirit, effects of, mental control, loss of Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 162
41. Jerome, Ezekiel, 8.3  Tagged with subjects: •spirit, effects of, mental control, loss of Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 163
42. Anon., Yalqut Shimoni, None  Tagged with subjects: •nan Found in books: Levison (2009), Filled with the Spirit, 165, 196, 200