1 Enoch 62:2


1 The Lord commanded the kings, the mighty, the exalted, and those who dwell on the earth, saying: 'Open your eyes and raise your heads if you are able to recognize the Chosen One.' 2 The Lord of Spirits seated him on the throne of His glory, and the spirit of righteousness was poured out upon him. The words from his mouth slay all sinners, and all the unrighteous are destroyed from his presence. 3 On that day, all the kings, the mighty, the exalted, and those who hold the earth will stand, and they shall see and recognize how he sits on the throne of his glory, and how righteousness is judged before him, and no false word is spoken before him. 4 Pain will come upon them as upon a woman in childbirth, when her child enters the birth canal, and she feels the agony of delivery.

2 Thessalonians 2:8

New Testament

5 Surely you recall that I used to tell you these things while I was still with you. 6 And so you know what holds him back, so that he will be revealed in his own time. 7 For the hidden power of lawlessness is already at work. However, the one who holds him back will do so until he is taken out of the way, 8 and then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will destroy by the breath of his mouth and wipe out by the manifestation of his arrival. 9 The arrival of the lawless one will be by Satan’s working with all kinds of miracles and signs and false wonders, 10 and with every kind of evil deception directed against those who are perishing, because they found no place in their hearts for the truth so as to be saved.

 Notes and References

"... While Paul's language denotes kings and potentates, the apostle envisions a more comprehensive overthrow of wickedness, sin, and even death (compare Romans 8:38; Ephesians 1:21). When exactly this overthrow is to take place is not stated in the letter [1 Corinthians]. It was perhaps thought to take place at the parousia of Christ. This is suggested, for example, by 2 Thessalonians 2:8 ... In the Parables of Enoch, eschatological judgment is not implemented by God in heaven but by the Son of Man, understood as the title of a messianic figure, unlike Daniel 7 itself, who sits on a throne on earth (1 Enoch 46:2-3; compare 61:8; 69:29). According to 1 Enoch 62:2, he will implement the eschatological destruction of the wicked ... There may be a reflex of Danielic tradition, as in the Parables, in the apostle's use of the term parousia in 1 Corinthians 15:23.35 This is not explicit in this verse or elsewhere in the letter. However, elsewhere in the New Testament, this term has an explicitly Danielic resonance ..."

Goff, Matthew J. The Mystery of God’s Wisdom, the Parousia of a Messiah, and Visions of Heavenly Paradise (pp. 175-192) Fortress Press, 2017

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