Apocalypse of Abraham 11:2


1 And I stood and saw him who had taken my right hand and set me on my feet. 2 The appearance of the griffin’s body was like sapphire, and the likeness of his face like chrysolite, and the hair of his head like snow, 3 and a turban on his head like the appearance of the bow in the clouds, and the closing of his garments [like] purple, and a golden staff [was] in his right hand. 4 And he said to me “Abraham!” and I said, “Here is your servant!” And he said, “Let my appearance not frighten you, nor my speech trouble your soul! 5 Come with me and I shall go with you, visible until the sacrifice, but after the sacrifice invisible forever. 6 Be bold and go!”

Revelation 1:13

New Testament

12 I turned to see whose voice was speaking to me, and when I did so, I saw seven golden lampstands, 13 and in the midst of the lampstands was one like a son of man. He was dressed in a robe extending down to his feet, and he wore a wide golden belt around his chest. 14 His head and hair were as white as wool, even as white as snow, and his eyes were like a fiery flame. 15 His feet were like polished bronze refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the roar of many waters. 16 He held seven stars in his right hand, and a sharp double-edged sword extended out of his mouth. His face shone like the sun shining at full strength. 17 When I saw him I fell down at his feet as though I were dead, but he placed his right hand on me and said: “Do not be afraid! I am the first and the last, 18 and the one who lives! I was dead, but look, now I am alive—forever and ever—and I hold the keys of death and of Hades!

 Notes and References

Orlov, Andrei Heavenly Priesthood in the Apocalypse of Abraham (pp. 25-26) Cambridge University Press, 2013

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