Several ancient writers accuse him of intentional untruthfulness.
The composition of the history displays much ability; but Boece's imagination was, however, stronger than his judgment: of the extent of the historian's credulity, his narrative exhibits many unequivocal proofs; and of deliberate invention or distortion of facts not a few, though the latter are less flagrant and intentional than early 19th-century criticism has assumed.
The rites included the " pursuit," possibly derived from the intentional opportunity of escape allowed the victim.
The property of religious, charitable and educational institutions, and of art and science, even when state property, are assimilated to private property, and all seizure of, and destruction or intentional damage done to such institutions, to historical monuments, works of art or science is prohibited (Art.
21) seems to be an intentional reshaping of Jochebed, which is elsewhere the name of the mother of Moses.