1Q20 1

Dead Sea Scrolls (Genesis Apocryphon)

... were descending, and with the women ... and also the mystery of lawlessness, which ... times, and the mystery that we did not make known ... not until the the day which the mystery, whether they are all your sons, and ... great ... medicines, acts of sorcery, and divinations ... the earth, and that I will seek to ... part of the deed that until now... which is upon the dry land, to establish ... see, I have given all of them ... and if ... Source

Date: 160 B.C.E. - 60 B.C.E. (based on scholarly estimates)

2 Thessalonians 2:7

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, Source

Date: 51-52 C.E. (If authentic), 80-90 C.E. (If anonymous) (based on scholarly estimates)

Fitzmyer, Joseph A. The Genesis Apocryphon of Qumran Cave 1 (1Q20): A Commentary (p. 120) Editrice Pontificio Istituto Biblico, 2004

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Fitzmyer, Joseph A. The Genesis Apocryphon of Qumran Cave 1 (1Q20): A Commentary (p. 120) Editrice Pontificio Istituto Biblico, 2004

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