1 Enoch 14:3


2 I saw in my sleep what I will now speak with a tongue of flesh and with the breath of my mouth: which the Great One has granted to men to converse with and understand with the heart. 3 As He has created and granted to man the power of understanding the word of wisdom, so has He created me also and given me the power of reprimanding the Watchers, the children of heaven. 4 I wrote out your petition, and in my vision, it was clear that your petition will not be granted throughout all the days of eternity, and that judgment has been finally passed upon you; your petition will not be granted.

1 Corinthians 6:3

New Testament

1 When any of you has a legal dispute with another, does he dare go to court before the unrighteous rather than before the saints? 2 Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you not competent to settle trivial suits? 3 Do you not know that we will judge angels? Why not ordinary matters! 4 So if you have ordinary lawsuits, do you appoint as judges those who have no standing in the church? 5 I say this to your shame! Is there no one among you wise enough to settle disputes between fellow Christians?

 Notes and References

"... It is not surprising to see this explanation of the origin of evil in Paul since he alludes to it elsewhere in his corpus. First, while rebuking Corinthian divisions, Paul writes, “Do you not know that we will judge angels?” (1 Corinthians 6:3). The judgment of angels, which Paul assumes to be common knowledge in the Corinthian church, is an important feature of Enoch’s role in the judgment of the Watchers (especially 1 Enoch 12:3–13:3; 15:2–3; 16:1–3) ..."

Stewart, Tyler Allen "The Present Evil Age": The Origin and Persistence of Evil in Galatians (p. 308) Marquette University, 2019

 User Comments

It does seem obvious in this case that a New Testament text has a connection with 1 Enoch

Dan, May 17, 2024, 5:53 pm

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