1 Enoch 97:8


7 Woe to you, ye sinners, who live on the mid ocean and on the dry land, Whose remembrance is evil against you. 8 Woe to you who acquire silver and gold in unrighteousness and say: "We have become rich with riches and have possessions; And have acquired everything we have desired. 9 And now let us do what we purposed: For we have gathered silver, 10 And many are the husbandmen in our houses." 11 And our granaries are (brim) full as with water, 12 Yea and like water your lies shall flow away; For your riches shall not abide But speedily ascend from you; For ye have acquired it all in unrighteousness, And ye shall be given over to a great curse.

Luke 12:16

New Testament

15 Then he said to them, “Watch out and guard yourself from all types of greed because one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” 16 He then told them a parable: “The land of a certain rich man produced an abundant crop, 17 so he thought to himself, ‘What should I do, for I have nowhere to store my crops?’ 18 Then he said, ‘I will do this: I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods. 19 And I will say to myself, “You have plenty of goods stored up for many years; relax, eat, drink, celebrate!”’ 20 But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your life will be demanded back from you, but who will get what you have prepared for yourself?’ 21 So it is with the one who stores up riches for himself, but is not rich toward God.”

 Notes and References

"... In a 1966 article in New Testament Studies, S. Aalen draws attention to a series of remarkable parallels between Luke's special material and the last chapters of 1 Enoch. Aalen notes, first of all, similarities in 'vocabulary and expression' between Luke and the Greek translation of 1 Enoch 97 ff. These include (1 Enoch 102. 10 / Luke 10:29, 16:15; cf. 20:20, 18:9-14); (1 Enoch 104:8 / Luke 12:5; cf. 6:47); (1 Enoch 99:9 / Luke 14:18); ... in word combinations and contexts indicating sudden death and/or death together (1 Enoch 98:3, 16, 99:9 / Luke 13:3, 5); ... indicating the passing of the present evil age (1 Enoch 100:5 / Luke 16:9); ... used absolutely as a title for God (1 Enoch 98:7, 99:10, 100:4, 101:1, 6 / Luke 1:32, 35, 76, 6:35, cf. Acts 7:48, alone in the N.T.); (1 Enoch 103:4f / Luke 20:38); (1 Enoch 104:1 / Luke 10:20]). Under this category, Aalen also includes several passages in which parallels in expression occur within broader similarities of conception, form, or structure. The most notable of these occurs in the parable of the rich fool (Luke 12. 15- 21) and the lengthy woe against the rich who hoard their possessions (1 Enoch 97:8-10), in which Aalen notes significant thematic and verbal parallels. As a second substantive set of parallels, Aalen compares the parable of Dives and Lazarus (Luke 16. 19-31) with I Enoch 98:9, 97:9, 104:5, 103:3, 5 f., particularly with respect to the idea that death and the judgment cause a reversal of the 'good' and 'evil' fortunes which the righteous and wicked experience in this life. Aalen also calls attention to the woe against the rich in Luke 6:24 and the many woes in 1 Enoch 94 ff. and to the derogatory references to the rich (in contrast to the lowly) in the Magnificat and in 1 Enoch 96:4-5, 8 ..."

Nickelsburg, George W. E. Riches, the Rich, and God's Judgment in 1 Enoch 92-105 and the Gospel According to Luke (pp. 324-344) New Testament Studies Vol. 25 Issue 3, 1979

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