1 Enoch 10:4


4 And again the Lord said to Raphael: 'Bind Azâzêl hand and foot, and cast him into the darkness: and make an opening in the desert, which is in Dûdâêl, and cast him therein. 5 And place upon him rough and jagged rocks, and cover him with darkness, and let him abide there for ever, and cover his face that he may not see light. 6 And on the day of the great judgement he shall be cast into the fire. And heal the earth which the angels have corrupted, and proclaim the healing of the earth, that they may heal the plague, and that all the children of men may not perish through all the secret things that the Watchers have disclosed and have taught their sons. 8 And the whole earth has been corrupted through the works that were taught by Azâzêl: to him ascribe all sin.'

Revelation 20:1

New Testament

1 Then I saw an angel descending from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the abyss and a huge chain. 2 He seized the dragon—the ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan—and tied him up for a thousand years. 3 The angel then threw him into the abyss and locked and sealed it so that he could not deceive the nations until the one thousand years were finished. (After these things he must be released for a brief period of time.) 4 Then I saw thrones and seated on them were those who had been given authority to judge. I also saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of the testimony about Jesus and because of the word of God. These had not worshiped the beast or his image and had refused to receive his mark on their forehead or hand. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. 5 (The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were finished.) This is the first resurrection. 6 Blessed and holy is the one who takes part in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for a thousand years.

 Notes and References

"... The triple binding of the dragon—he is chained, locked, and sealed—indicates the certainty of his imprisonment. During the time of his captivity he will no longer be able to thwart the purposes of God, that is, to “deceive the nations” (20:3). In order that there be no mistake about the identity of the dragon, John reiterates what he said in chapter 12: The dragon is the “ancient serpent, who is the Devil and Satan.” Several ancient parallels to the idea of binding or imprisoning evil forces can be found. The clearest parallel in the Hebrew Bible is Isaiah 24:21-22, which portrays God’s judgment against rebellious heavenly and earthly beings ... In 1 Enoch 10:4-6, God told the angel Raphael to bind Azazel (the leader of the evil angels) by his hands and feet, throw him into darkness, and cover him with stones. There he would stay until the great day of judgment when he would be hurled into the fire. In another version of the story, God sent Michael to tell Semyaza (another name for the leader of the evil angels) and his cohorts that they would be bound for seventy generations under the hills of the earth. At the day of judgment they would be cast into the abyss of fire, where they would be imprisoned in torment forever (1 Enoch 10:11-14). Other Jewish parallels include 1 Enoch 13:1; 14:5; 18:12-16; 21:1-10; 54:1-6; 2 Baruch 40; 56:13; Testament of Levi 18:12; Jubilees 5:6; 10:4-14. New Testament writers also were familiar with this idea (cf. Jude 6; 2 Peteter 2:4) ..."

Reddish, Mitchell Glenn The Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary: Revelation (p. 380) Smyth & Helwys, 2001

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