1 Enoch 51:2


1 In those days, the earth will return what has been entrusted to it, and Sheol will also return what it has received, and the underworld will return what it owes. 2 He will choose the righteous and holy from among them: for the day is near when they shall be saved. 3 In those days, the Elect One shall sit on My throne, and his mouth shall reveal all the secrets of wisdom and counsel: for the Lord of Spirits has granted these to him and has honored him. 4 In those days, the mountains will leap like rams, and the hills will skip like lambs full of milk, and the faces of all the angels in heaven will shine with joy.

Luke 21:28

New Testament

25 “And there will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and on the earth nations will be in distress, anxious over the roaring of the sea and the surging waves. 26 People will be fainting from fear and from the expectation of what is coming on the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 27 Then they will see the Son of Man arriving in a cloud with power and great glory. 28 But when these things begin to happen, stand up and raise your heads because your redemption is drawing near.” 29 Then he told them a parable: “Look at the fig tree and all the other trees.

 Notes and References

"... Walck clarifies that Matthew’s allusions to the “throne of his glory” (Matthew 19:28; 25:31) and the “Parables of the weeds and last Judgment” (13:36-43; 25:31-46) reveal the most explicit connections between Matthew and the Parables of Enoch. Beyond Matthew’s usage, there is Luke’s use of the term “Chosen one” (Luke 9:35; 23:35), especially since the title is distinct from the Marcan parallel. Luke’s reference to redemption drawing near in 21:28 is close to the idea of salvation drawing near in 1 Enoch 51:2 and 62:13-16. Even in Mark there is a potential allusion in the discussion of Jesus’ betrayer and the remark that it would be better for him not to have been born (14:21), an idea much like the one found in 1 Enoch 38:2. so allusions to the Parables of Enoch may well be present in all the Synoptics. There is not so much evidence of influence in the earthly or suffering sayings ..."

McDonald, Lee Martin "The Parables of Enoch in Early Christianity" in Charlesworth, James H., and Darrell L. Bock., ed. Parables of Enoch: A Paradigm Shift (p. 369) T&T Clark, 2013

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