1 Enoch 98:7


5 And barrenness has not been given to the woman, But on account of the deeds of her own hands she dies without children. 6 I have sworn unto you, ye sinners, by the Holy Great One, That all your evil deeds are revealed in the heavens, And that none of your deeds of oppression are covered and hidden. 7 And do not think in your spirit nor say in your heart that ye do not know and that ye do not see that every sin is every day recorded in heaven in the presence of the Most High. 8 From henceforth ye know that all your oppression wherewith ye oppress is written down every day till the day of your judgement. 9 Woe to you, ye fools, for through your folly shall ye perish: and ye transgress against the wise, and so good hap shall not be your portion.

Jubilees 30:19


18 And the seed of Levi was chosen for the priesthood, and to be Levites, that they might minister before the Lord, as we, continually, and that Levi and his sons may be blessed for ever; for he was zealous to execute righteousness and judgment and vengeance on all those who arose against Israel. 19 And so they inscribe as a testimony in his favour on the heavenly tablets blessing and righteousness before the God of all: 20 And we remember the righteousness which the man fulfilled during his life, at all periods of the year; until a thousand generations they will record it, and it will come to him and to his descendants after him, and he has been recorded on the heavenly tablets as a friend and a righteous man. 21 All this account I have written for thee, and have commanded thee to say to the children of Israel, that they should not commit sin nor transgress the ordinances nor break the covenant which has been ordained for them, (but) that they should fulfil it and be recorded as friends.

 Notes and References

"... In the context of politeuma, the “book of life” in Phil 4:3 would be a heavenly citizenship list (cf. Heb 12:23; Rev 21:27; Pilhofer, Philippi I.131–32; Hawthorne and Martin, Philippians, 243). The biblical and apocalyptic ideas of heavenly books are multifaceted (cf. Nickelsburg, 1 Enoch 1, 478–80). There are books which contain the deeds of the righteous and sinners (cf. 1 Enoch 98:6–8; 104:2, 7–8; Jubilees 30:19–23), and others record the prayers of the righteous (1 Enoch 99:3). Enoch can read the heavenly tablets on which the future is recorded (1 Enoch 103:1–4; cf. Rev 10:8–10) and sometimes those heavenly writings are lists of those to be saved (cf. 1 Enoch 104:1). It is called “book of life” or “of the living” in LXX Ps 68:29; Jubilees 36:10; Rev 3:5; 13:9. On the concept, see Leslie Baynes, The Heavenly Book Motif in Judeo-Christian Apocalypses 200 B.C.E–200 C.E., JSJSup 152 (Leiden: Brill, 2011) ..."

Standhartinger, Angela "Apocalyptic Thought in Philippians" The Jewish Apocalyptic Tradition and the Shaping of New Testamenmt Thought, edited by Loren T. Stuckenbruck (p. 243) Fortress Press, 2017

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