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RE: orion 1st BCE generation; War Scroll

But Dierk, isn't the notion of "final victory" even more 
abundantly attested hundreds of times in classical
sources in contexts of speeches generals
give soldiers BEFORE important battles?  Even the
story of Balaam the prophet being hired by Balak to
prophesy "final victory" gives the sense of this type 
of thing.  That was before the battle.  Working
hypothesis: of all major ancient battles, there were
twice as many final victory speeches.  :-)

Greg Doudna