THERE IS AN OLD JOKE that then-Cardinal Karol Wojtyla wrote The Acting Person foreknowing
that as pope he would be able to assign the book as required reading for Polish seminarians in purgatory.
Eusebius prefaces these selections with his own brief account: God, foreknowing
the ascendancy of the Romans and the role their empire would play in making possible the transmission of Christianity to all peoples, prompted Ptolemy to commission Greek translations of the Hebrew Bible for "public libraries" (PE 8.
Now he understood what it was she had brought into the tent with her, what old Isham had already told him by sending the youth to bring her in to him--the pale lips, the skin pallid and dead-looking yet not ill, the dark and tragic and foreknowing
All his beauty on him glowing, And my heart stood still within me, In a sense of dread foreknowing
, For I saw the instant passion Through his hot blood mounting higher, Till his burning eyes devoured me In their fierce exultant fire.
Let no man seek Henceforth to be foretold what shall befall Him or his children, evil he may be sure, Which neither his foreknowing
can prevent, And he the future evil shall no less In apprehension than in substance feel Grievous to bear .