1 Enoch 90:6
5 And I saw until that twenty-three had undertaken the pasturing and completed in their several periods fifty-eight times. 6 But behold lambs were borne by those white sheep, and they began to open their eyes and to see, and to cry to the sheep. 7 Yea, they cried to them, but they did not hearken to what they said to them, but were exceedingly deaf, and their eyes were very exceedingly blinded. 8 And I saw in the vision how the ravens flew upon those lambs and took one of those lambs, and dashed the sheep in pieces and devoured them. 9 And I saw till horns grew upon those lambs, and the ravens cast down their horns; and I saw till there sprouted a great horn of one of those sheep, and their eyes were opened. 10 And it †looked at† them [and their eyes opened], and it cried to the sheep, and the rams saw it and all ran to it.
2 And I saw a powerful angel proclaiming in a loud voice: “Who is worthy to open the scroll and to break its seals?” 3 But no one in heaven or on earth or under the earth was able to open the scroll or look into it. 4 So I began weeping bitterly because no one was found who was worthy to open the scroll or to look into it. 5 Then one of the elders said to me, “Stop weeping! Look, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, has conquered; thus he can open the scroll and its seven seals.” 6 Then I saw standing in the middle of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the middle of the elders, a Lamb that appeared to have been killed. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. 7 Then he came and took the scroll from the right hand of the one who was seated on the throne, 8 and when he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders threw themselves to the ground before the Lamb. Each of them had a harp and golden bowls full of incense (which are the prayers of the saints).
Notes and References
"... While the designation 'Lamb' is in some respects synonymous with the term Messiah in Revelation, there is only a single disputed instance in which the figure of the lamb is used of the Messiah in early Jewish literature (Testament of Joseph 9:3). Apart from this one text, there is no convincing evidence that the Messiah was symbolized by a lamb in second temple Judaism ... According to 1 Enoch 90:6 ... [when] he shifts to the future and describes the intervention of the Lord of the sheep, who strikes the earth, which opens up and swallows the enemies of Israel (90:18). A sword is then given to the sheep, and all wild animals flee before them (90:19). A throne is then set up, and the Lord of the sheep sits on it, and the sealed books of judgment are opened before him (90:19–20) ..."
Aune, David E. Word Biblical Commentary: Revelation 1-5 (pp. 628-630) Word Books, 2008
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