2 Enoch 24:3Secrets of Enoch
1 And the Lord summoned me, and said to me: Enoch, sit down on my left with Gabriel. 2 And I bowed down to the Lord, and the Lord spoke to me: Enoch, beloved, all (that) you see, all things that are standing finished I tell to you even before the very beginning, all that I created from non-being, and visible (physical) things from invisible (spiritual). 3 Hear, Enoch, and take in these my words, for not to My angels have I told my secret, and I have not told them their rise, nor my endless realm, nor have they understood my creating, which I tell you to-day. 4 For before all things were visible (physical), I alone used to go about in the invisible (spiritual) things, like the sun from east to west, and from west to east. 5 But even the sun has peace in itself, while I found no peace, because I was creating all things, and I conceived the thought of placing foundations, and of creating visible (physical) creation.
4 Ezra 8:622 Esdras
61 My day of judgment is now close at hand, 62 but I have not made this known to all; only to you and a few like you.’ 63 ‘My lord,’ I replied, ‘you have now revealed to me the many signs which you are going to perform in the last days; but you have not told me when that will be.’
Notes and References
Charlesworth, James H. Jesus within Judaism: New Light from Exciting Archaeological Discoveries (p. 81) Doubleday, 1988
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