Daniel 2:45

Hebrew Bible

44 In the days of those kings the God of heaven will raise up an everlasting kingdom that will not be destroyed and a kingdom that will not be left to another people. It will break in pieces and bring about the demise of all these kingdoms. But it will stand forever. 45 You saw that a stone was cut from a mountain, but not by human hands; it smashed the iron, bronze, clay, silver, and gold into pieces. The great God has made known to the king what will occur in the future. The dream is certain, and its interpretation is reliable.” 46 Then King Nebuchadnezzar bowed down with his face to the ground and paid homage to Daniel. He gave orders to offer sacrifice and incense to him.

1 Enoch 103:1


1 Now, therefore, I swear to you, the righteous, by the glory of the Great and Honoured and Mighty One in dominion, and by His greatness I swear to you: 2 I know a mystery And have read the heavenly tablets, And have seen the holy books, And have found written therein and inscribed regarding them: 3 That all goodness and joy and glory are prepared for them, And written down for the spirits of those who have died in righteousness, And that manifold good shall be given to you in recompense for your labours, And that your lot is abundantly beyond the lot of the living.

 Notes and References

"... Apart from the very beginning of the oath formula, nothing survives from this verse in the Greek. Both the Ethiopic and the Greek texts have the author using the 1st person pronoun for emphasis, together with the oath signaling the force of the revelatory disclosure to follow. Among the other oaths directed at the righteous in the Epistle (98:1–3; 104:1), the opening formula here, which covers the entire lemma, is the most extensive. The oath formula involves the divine title “the Great One” which in the Epistle occurs also in verse 4 and the related text in 104:1. Along with several similar designations for God used in the early Enochic traditions (“the Great and Holy One”, “the Holy One”, “the Great Glory”, “the Great Lord”), it is not found anywhere in the Hebrew Bible, though the expression “the Great God” occurs in the Aramaic of Ezra 5:8 and Daniel 2:45 (compare also 4Q246 2:7). In other parts of 1 Enoch the title occurs in 14:2. The Enochic background for the title (especially 1:2; 9:4; 14:20; and 81:3) and the language here underlines the royalty of God who is enthroned and in control of the cosmos ..."

Stuckenbruck, Loren T. 1 Enoch 91-108 (p. 519) De Gruyter, 2007

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