1 Enoch 48:6


4 He shall be a staff to the righteous whereon to stay themselves and not fall, And he shall be the light of the Gentiles, And the hope of those who are troubled of heart. 5 All who dwell on earth shall fall down and worship before him, And will praise and bless and celebrate with song the Lord of Spirits. 6 And for this reason hath he been chosen and hidden before Him, Before the creation of the world and for evermore. 7 And the wisdom of the Lord of Spirits hath revealed him to the holy and righteous; For he hath preserved the lot of the righteous, Because they have hated and despised this world of unrighteousness, And have hated all its works and ways in the name of the Lord of Spirits: For in his name they are saved, And according to his good pleasure hath it been in regard to their life.

1 Peter 1:20

New Testament

16 for it is written, “You shall be holy, because I am holy.” 17 And if you address as Father the one who impartially judges according to each one’s work, live out the time of your temporary residence here in reverence. 18 You know that from your empty way of life inherited from your ancestors you were ransomed—not by perishable things like silver or gold, 19 but by precious blood like that of an unblemished and spotless lamb, namely Christ. 20 He was foreknown before the foundation of the world but was manifested in these last times for your sake. 21 Through him you now trust in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

 Notes and References

"... there are two additional compelling reasons that Jewish messianic expectations cannot be treated as determinative for Christian Christology. First, Jewish messianic expectations were not uniform to begin with. he diversity of Jewish messianic expectation is a point on which scholars of early Judaism agree. The Qumran community expected the prophet of Deuteronomy 18 and two messiahs, one priestly and one kingly. These all seem to be human messianic igures. But 1 Enoch, by contrast, shows no interest in a human Davidic messiah and looked ahead to a heavenly angelic messiah built upon the “Son of Man” figure in Daniel 7. Smith claims that the promised descendant of David “is never described in the Hebrew Bible as already in existence.” But some Jews thought that the Messiah was already in existence, hidden in God’s presence in heaven prior to creation ..."

Irons, Charles Lee, et al The Son of God: Three Views of the Identity of Jesus (pp. 148-149) Wipf & Stock, 2015

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