1 Enoch 62:2
1 And thus the Lord commanded the kings and the mighty and the exalted, and those who dwell on the earth, and said: 'Open your eyes and lift up your horns if ye are able to recognize the Elect One.' 2 And the Lord of Spirits seated him on the throne of His glory, And the spirit of righteousness was poured out upon him, And the word of his mouth slays all the sinners, And all the unrighteous are destroyed from before his face. 3 And there shall stand up in that day all the kings and the mighty, And the exalted and those who hold the earth, And they shall see and recognize How he sits on the throne of his glory, And righteousness is judged before him, And no lying word is spoken before him. 4 Then shall pain come upon them as on a woman in travail, [And she has pain in bringing forth] When her child enters the mouth of the womb, And she has pain in bringing forth.
2 Thessalonians 2:8
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 (cf. 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; cf. 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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