Deuteronomy 33:1

Hebrew Bible

1 This is the blessing Moses the man of God pronounced upon the Israelites before his death. 2 He said: “The Lord came from Sinai and revealed himself to Israel from Seir. He appeared in splendor from Mount Paran, and came forth with ten thousand holy ones. With his right hand he gave a fiery law to them. 3 Surely he loves the people; all your holy ones are in your power. And they sit at your feet, each receiving your words.

1 Enoch 1:1


1 The words of Enoch's blessing, with which he blessed the chosen and righteous, who will live through the days of tribulation when all the wicked and godless will be removed. 2 He began his parable and said, Enoch, a righteous man, whose eyes were opened by God, saw the vision of the Holy One in the heavens, shown to him by the angels. He heard everything from them, and from them he understood what he saw, not for his own generation, but for a distant one yet to come. 3 Regarding the chosen, he spoke and taught about them: The Holy Great One will emerge from His dwelling,

 Notes and References

"... This opening line is similar to Deuteronomy 33:1 (“This is the blessing with which Moses the man of God blessed the people of Israel before his death”), prompting some scholars to suggest a deliberate imitation. The writer’s motive would be to make 1 Enoch read as Scripture. This suspicion is likely confirmed once we note that “the words of,” while not appearing in Deuteronomy 33:1, appear in the first verse of other canonical books of the Hebrew Bible (Nehemiah 1:1; Ecclesiastes 1:1; Jeremiah 1:1; Amos 1:1) ..."

Heiser, Michael S. A Companion to the Book of Enoch: A Reader’s Commentary, Vol. 1 (p. 47) Defender Publishing, 2019

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