1 Enoch 10:6
3 And now instruct him that he may escape and his seed may be preserved for all the generations of the world.' 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.'
17 Then I saw one angel standing in the sun, and he shouted in a loud voice to all the birds flying high in the sky: “Come, gather around for the great banquet of God, 18 to eat your fill of the flesh of kings, the flesh of generals, the flesh of powerful people, the flesh of horses and those who ride them, and the flesh of all people, both free and slave, and small and great!” 19 Then I saw the beast and the kings of the earth and their armies assembled to do battle with the one who rode the horse and with his army. 20 Now the beast was seized, and along with him the false prophet who had performed the signs on his behalf—signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped his image. Both of them were thrown alive into the lake of fire burning with sulfur. 21 The others were killed by the sword that extended from the mouth of the one who rode the horse, and all the birds gorged themselves with their flesh.
Notes and References
"... The imagery of fire as a means of eternal punishment was a familiar conception during the second temple period. In ancient Israel, the theophanic imagery of the Sinai tradition (Exod 19) included fire as part of a complex of natural phenomena associated with volcanic activity, wind storms, and earthquakes. Fire continued to be associated with theophanic imagery (Ps 50:3; Ezek 1:4, 13f.), and in particular the metaphor of a stream of fire (drawn from volcanic imagery) became associated with mythological depictions of the throne of God (Dan 7:10; 1 Enoch 14:18). The connection of divine judgment with fire was common in the OT and early Judaism, and it was but a short step to depict streams of fire pouring down from heaven in judgment (Sib. Or 2.196–205, 286; 3.54, 84–85; 7.120–21; 8:243; Pss. Sol. 15:6–7). Fire in the underworld as a means of eternal punishment is first mentioned in Isa 66:24 and frequently thereafter (1 Enoch 10:6, 13; Matt 5:22; 13:42, 50; 18:9; 25:41; Mark 9:43, 48). It became natural to think of the underworld as the site for a river of fire (2 Enoch 10:2), a tradition that continued to be used in Christian underworld mythology (Apoc. Paul 31, 34, 36) ..."
Aune, David E. Revelation 17-22. Word Biblical Commentary, edited by Ralph P. Martin (p. 232) Word Books, 1998
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