The excess against which Greek oracles warned was there in the essence of money.
It is worthy of remark that these oracles were not established at the first by the Greeks themselves.
This is the effect on us of tropes, fables, oracles, and all poetic forms.
As the oracles were often enigmatic, they were interpreted by a prophet.
Even the most barbarous people were not without their oracles.
He was ready to oppose obedience to old lights as if they were oracles from which one did not dare to differ.
"What is a physician if he talk not in the language of oracles," he said, querulously.
He was even said to have sung to Germanicus his hastening fate, but as oracles are wont, in terms dark and doubtful.
The observation was somewhat vague, like other oracles' speeches.
To Musæus, the son of Orpheus, was attributed a hymn on the Eleusinian mysteries, and other sacred poems and oracles.
late 14c., "a message from a god, expressed by divine inspiration," from Old French oracle "temple, house of prayer; oracle" (12c.) and directly from Latin oraculum "divine announcement, oracle; place where oracles are given," from orare "pray, plead" (see orator), with material instrumental suffix -culo-. In antiquity, "the agency or medium of a god," also "the place where such divine utterances were given." This sense is attested in English from c.1400.
In the Old Testament used in every case, except 2 Sam. 16:23, to denote the most holy place in the temple (1 Kings 6:5, 19-23; 8:6). In 2 Sam. 16:23 it means the Word of God. A man inquired "at the oracle of God" by means of the Urim and Thummim in the breastplate on the high priest's ephod. In the New Testament it is used only in the plural, and always denotes the Word of God (Rom. 3:2; Heb. 5:12, etc.). The Scriptures are called "living oracles" (comp. Heb. 4:12) because of their quickening power (Acts 7:38).