1 Enoch 103:2


1 Now, therefore, I swear to you, the righteous, by the glory of the Great and Honored and Mighty One in dominion, and by His greatness I swear to you: 2 I know a mystery and have read the heavenly tablets, and have seen the holy books, and have found written therein and inscribed regarding them: 3 That all goodness, joy, and glory are prepared for them, and written down for the spirits of those who have died in righteousness, and that manifold good will be given to you in recompense for your labors, and that your lot is abundantly beyond the lot of the living.

Luke 10:20

New Testament

19 Look, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions and on the full force of the enemy, and nothing will hurt you. 20 Nevertheless, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names stand written in heaven. 21 On that same occasion Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your gracious will.

 Notes and References

"... The tablets in Exodus 31:18 are described as “written with the finger of God”, but technically they are not heavenly books ... Nowhere does the text mention that they were stored in God’s realm prior to their promulgation to Moses, or that a copy of them remains there for divine or angelic perusal. What is significant about the tablets in 31:18 for this study is that they are intimately, even physically, associated with the Lord, written with the very finger of God, a phrase that later writers echo in their descriptions of heavenly books (i.e., Joseph and Aseneth 15:4, 12; Luke 10:20) ... The vocabulary of “tablets” is a significant intertextual link between the two accounts of Moses’ writing in Exodus and in Jubilees. It is notable that in the Hebrew scriptures the word “tablet,” with very few exceptions, denotes the Mosaic tablets of the law, and that nowhere in the scriptures is there a reference to heavenly tablets. In fact, to the best of my knowledge, the only other early Jewish texts that use the term “tablets” to denote heavenly books are 1 Enoch (81:1–2; 93:1; 103:2–3; 106:19) and 4Q180 1, 3–4, all of which ... function as books of fate ..."

Baynes, Leslie A. The Heavenly Book Motif in Judeo-Christian Apocalypses, 200 B.C.E.-200 C.E. (p. 31, 113) Brill, 2012

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