Something that is foretold by or as if by supernatural means
But this kind prophecy has never been fulfilled.
In his first prophecy he spoke of freedom for all people.
And so, when Vespasian was proclaimed emperor in fulfilment of Josephus' prophecy, and deputed the command to Titus, there were three rivals at war in Jerusalem - Eleazar, Simon and John.
He is a beneficent and venerable old man of the sea, full of wisdom and skilled in prophecy, but, like Proteus, he will only reveal what he knows under compulsion.
In consequence of the prophecy his life was spared, but he was kept close prisoner for two years.