retold and expanded by Nostradamus figured largely in popular culture in the 20th and 21st centuries.
The actual continuation of the monarchy, however, is conditional on faithfulness to the covenant, as per the prophecies
More could have been said about the differences between the two versions of the prophecies
, which are greater than Blacker indicates in the introduction (pp.
It was strengthened by the prophecies
of Zechariah ("[God] has looked favorably on his people and redeemed them," 1:68), Simeon ("[Simeon was] looking forward to the consolation of Israel," 2:25), and Anna ("all who were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem," 2:38).
Finally, it should be added that the prophecies
concerning the water from the rock (43) and the miracle of the bread are obviously meant to affirm Francis's Christ-likeness, as if to give credibility to the other predictions.
Furthermore the prophecies
of 40-55 undoubtedly presuppose familiarity with the contents of much that is to be found in chapters 1-12, not simply as a matter of word-usage and style, but as a clearly recognisable allusion to central themes.
Given that the supposed evidence for the prophecies
is false, it is reasonable to say that the prophecies
built upon them are false prophecy, even if by chance one or more of them might come about.
Usually, the prophecies
were old, often from the 14th century, reinterpreted and reworked, so Dobson could say in his defence that he merely repeated what Merlin, Bede, and Thomas of Erceldoune had said.
The Reverend gave the prophecy at his December 31, 2018, Vigil Service, and former President Kufuor was also mentioned in the tragic prophecy, and Reverend Bempah said the death prophecies could be remedied with fervent prayers, because the prophecies
(predetermined scripts) were foretold in the Holy Bible by our Lord directly or through messages spoken through men who are called prophets.
In four short chapters, Joel alludes to the prophecies
of several of his colleagues, as when he reverses Isaiah's words in the vision of the end of days about beating swords into ploughshares (Isa.
Two key aspects of the play's complexity, the respectful treatment of the Roman conquerors of Spain and the prophecies
of a phoenix-like rebirth of Christian Spain from the ashes of the Roman empire, are addressed in de Armas' reading of Numancia as tragedy in his chapter on Aeschylus.