1 Enoch 48:4


2 At that time, the Son of Man was named in the presence of the Lord of Spirits, and his name was acknowledged before the Head of Days. 3 Yes, before the sun and the signs were created, before the stars of heaven were made, his name was known before the Lord of Spirits. 4 He will be a staff for the righteous to lean on and not fall, and he will be the light of the Gentiles, and the hope for those who are troubled of heart. 5 All who dwell on earth shall bow and worship before him, and will praise, bless, and sing to celebrate the Lord of Spirits. 6 For this reason, he has been chosen and hidden before Him, before the creation of the world and forevermore.

Luke 2:32

New Testament

27 So Simeon, directed by the Spirit, came into the temple courts, and when the parents brought in the child Jesus to do for him what was customary according to the law, 28 Simeon took him in his arms and blessed God, saying, 29 “Now, according to your word, Sovereign Lord, permit your servant to depart in peace. 30 For my eyes have seen your salvation 31 that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples: 32 a light, for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel.” 33 So the child’s father and mother were amazed at what was said about him. 34 Then Simeon blessed them and said to his mother Mary, “Listen carefully: This child is destined to be the cause of the falling and rising of many in Israel and to be a sign that will be rejected.

 Notes and References

"... The ‘Similitudes’ or ‘Parables of Enoch’ (1 Enoch 37–71) are entirely absent from the Qumran manuscripts, but its archetype is widely held to be Jewish. This still leaves the question how to distinguish Jewish original from Christian elaboration ... the singular eschatological role of the ‘Elect One of righteousness’ and the ‘Righteous One’ (1 Enoch 38:2–3, 39:6, 40:6 appears to stand in contrast to the plural concept ‘elect ones of righteousness’ (1 Enoch 93:10; compare 1 Enoch 1:1; 4Q215a 1 II 3, 4Q299 72 2). It could be that this is a Christian redactional element, with a view to a kind of prefiguration of Christ in Enoch’s vision, since 1 Enoch 46:2–5, 48:1–10 and 71:10.12–17 also speaks of the ‘Antecedent of Time’, a prefiguration of eschatological and messianic events. In 1 Enoch 48:2–4, ‘that Son of Man’ is given a name, while his significance is described as, among other things, ‘the light of the gentiles’. (Luke 2:32 and Acts 13:47) It should further be noted that the epithet ‘Lord of the Spirits’, which recurs in the ‘Similitudes’ but does not occur in the other books of 1 Enoch, contrasts with the epithet ‘Lord of Glory’ quite common in the preceding ‘Book of the Watchers’ (1 Enoch 22:14, 25:3, 27:5, 36:4). The reference to eschatological judgment of those who “have denied the Lord of the Spirits and his Messiah” in 1 Enoch 48:10 appears to be a Christian polemical formulation against unbelievers ..."

Hogeterp, Albert L. Expectations of the End: A Comparative Study of Eschatological, Apocalyptic, and Messianic Ideas in the Dead Sea Scrolls and New Testament (pp. 79-81) Brill, 2009

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