4 Ezra 12:42

Pseudepigrapha (2 Esdras)

40 When all the people heard that seven days had passed without my returning to the town, they assembled and came to me. 41 What wrong or injury have we done you,’ they asked me, ‘that you have deserted us and settled here? 42 Out of all the prophets you are the only one left to us. You are like the last cluster in a vineyard, like a lamp in the darkness, or a safe harbor for a ship in a storm. 43 Have we not suffered enough? 44 If you desert us, we had far better have been destroyed in the fire that burnt up Zion. 45 We are no better than those who perished there.’ Then they raised a loud lamentation. 46 I replied: ‘Take courage, Israel; house of Jacob, lay aside your grief. 47 The Most High bears you in mind, and the Mighty One has not forever forgotten you. 48 I have not left you, nor abandoned you; I came here to pray for Zion in her distress, and to beg for mercy for your sanctuary that has fallen so low. Source

Date: 70-100 C.E. (based on scholarly estimates)

2 Peter 1:19

New Testament

16 For we did not follow cleverly concocted fables when we made known to you the power and return of our Lord Jesus Christ; no, we were eyewitnesses of his grandeur. 17 For he received honor and glory from God the Father, when that voice was conveyed to him by the Majestic Glory: “This is my dear Son, in whom I am delighted.” 18 When this voice was conveyed from heaven, we ourselves heard it, for we were with him on the holy mountain. 19 Moreover, we possess the prophetic word as an altogether reliable thing. You do well if you pay attention to this as you would to a light shining in a murky place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. 20 Above all, you do well if you recognize this: No prophecy of scripture ever comes about by the prophet’s own imagination, 21 for no prophecy was ever borne of human impulse; rather, men carried along by the Holy Spirit spoke from God. Source

Date: 120-130 C.E. (based on scholarly estimates)
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