1 Enoch 25:5


1 And he said unto me: 'Enoch, why dost thou ask me regarding the fragrance of the tree, and ⌈why⌉ dost thou wish to learn the truth?' Then I answered him ⌈⌈saying⌉⌉: 'I wish to know about everything, but especially about this tree.' And he answered saying: 'This high mountain ⌈⌈which thou hast seen⌉⌉, whose summit is like the throne of God, is His throne, where the Holy Great One, the Lord of Glory, the Eternal King, will sit, when He shall come down to visit the earth with goodness. 2 And as for this fragrant tree no mortal is permitted to touch it till the great judgement, when He shall take vengeance on all and bring (everything) to its consummation for ever. It shall then be given to the righteous and holy. 3 Its fruit shall be for food to the elect: it shall be transplanted to the holy place, to the temple of the Lord, the Eternal King. 4 Then shall they rejoice with joy and be glad, And into the holy place shall they enter; And its fragrance shall be in their bones, And they shall live a long life on earth, Such as thy fathers lived: And in their days shall no ⌈⌈sorrow or⌉⌉ plague Or torment or calamity touch them.' 5 Then blessed I the God of Glory, the Eternal King, who hath prepared such things for the righteous, and hath created them and promised to give to them.

Revelation 22:2

New Testament

1 Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life—water as clear as crystal—pouring out from the throne of God and of the Lamb, 2 flowing down the middle of the city’s main street. On each side of the river is the tree of life producing twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit every month of the year. Its leaves are for the healing of the nations. 3 And there will no longer be any curse, and the throne of God and the Lamb will be in the city. His servants will worship him, 4 and they will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. 5 Night will be no more, and they will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, because the Lord God will shine on them, and they will reign forever and ever. 6 Then the angel said to me, “These words are reliable and true. The Lord, the God of the spirits of the prophets, has sent his angel to show his servants what must happen soon.”

 Notes and References

"... The messianic era was to be marked by wondrous cures according to Isaiah 26:19; 29:18-19; 35:5-6; 61:1-2 (passages echoed in Matthew 11:2-5). The intertestamental literature shows a lively expectation of such healing, whether in general terms or in connection with the apocalyptic tree of life, e. g., Jubilees 1:29; 23:26-29; 1 Enoch 25:5-6; 95:4; 96:3; 2 Esdras 8:52-53. The Essenes may have been credited with healing powers. But nowhere are cures ascribed to the Messiah himself, although they result from his reign in 2 Baruch 56:6 and 73:2, and 1 Enoch 55:4. Consequently, Matthew's coupling of marvelous cures with invocation of the Son of David in 9:27, 15:22, and 20:30-31 (compare 12:23 and 21:9,14), has perplexed many exegetes. Instead of positing contacts with the thaumaturgy of Moses and Elijah, a far simpler and more satisfying explanation emerges from taking seriously the appeal of the blind and the possessed to the 'Son of David.' ..."

Nolan, Brian M. The Royal Son of God: The Christology of Matthew 1-2 in the Setting of the Gospel (p. 165) Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1979

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