1 Enoch 15:7


5 Therefore have I given them wives also that they might impregnate them, and beget children by them, that thus nothing might be wanting to them on earth. 6 But you were ⌈formerly⌉ spiritual, living the eternal life, and immortal for all generations of the world. 7 And therefore I have not appointed wives for you; for as for the spiritual ones of the heaven, in heaven is their dwelling. 8 And now, the giants, who are produced from the spirits and flesh, shall be called evil spirits upon the earth, and on the earth shall be their dwelling.

Mark 12:25

New Testament

24 Jesus said to them, “Aren’t you deceived for this reason because you don’t know the scriptures or the power of God? 25 For when they rise from the dead, they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. 26 Now as for the dead being raised, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the passage about the bush, how God said to him, ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’?

 Notes and References

"... It is strange and even anachronistic to argue that Jesus or his apostles endorsed any biblical canon. In what follows, I will use the terms “canonical” and “noncanonical” to identify literature that did and did not eventually find a place in the current Hebrew Bible or Protestant Old Testament, but I am fully aware that these are anachronistic designations later imposed on the ancient religious texts that informed early Christianity. Such designations admittedly are imposed back on the religious writings that had no such designations in the time of Jesus. I use them in what follows for the sake of identifying the literature that now comprises the church’s Bible and the literature that was not later accepted as canonical literature in the churches. ... The following examples show other parallels in word and thought ... (Sirach 29:10-11 with Matthew 6:20; Sirach 51:23 with Matthew 11:28; Sirach 52:26-27 with Matthew 11:19; Wisdom of Solomon 6:18 with John 14:15; Psalms of Solomon 5:3 with Mark 3:27; 5:9-11 with Matthew 6:26; 1 Enoch 15:6-7 with Mark 12:25 - The similarity here is in thought rather than verbal parallels, namely angels do not marry and neither do those who go from this life to the next; 1 Enoch 16:1 with Matthew 13:39; 1 Enoch 22:9-10 with Luke 16:26 ...) ..."

McDonald, Lee Martin Before There Was a Bible: Authorities in Early Christianity (pp. 71-73) T&T Clark, 2022

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