Ezekiel 2:2

Hebrew Bible

1 He said to me, “Son of man, stand on your feet and I will speak with you.” 2 As he spoke to me, a wind came into me and stood me on my feet, and I heard the one speaking to me. 3 He said to me, “Son of man, I am sending you to the house of Israel, to rebellious nations who have rebelled against me; both they and their fathers have revolted against me to this very day. 4 The people to whom I am sending you are obstinate and hard-hearted, and you must say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says.’

1 Enoch 14:25


21 The flaming fire was round about Him, and a great fire stood before Him, and none around could draw nigh Him: ten thousand times ten thousand (stood) before Him, yet He needed no counselor. 22 And the most holy ones who were nigh to Him did not leave by night nor depart from Him. 23 And until then I had been prostrate on my face, trembling: and the Lord called me with His own mouth, and said to me: 'Come hither, Enoch, and hear my word.' 24And one of the holy ones came to me and waked me⌉, and He made me rise up and approach the door: and I bowed my face downwards.

 Notes and References

"... When one considers the form critical question of genre, 1 Enoch reveals an “Apocalypse” fused with various other traditions. As Collins points out, traditional and mythological materials are embedded in the apocalypse of 1 Enoch. Although 1 Enoch does not refer to biblical passages, its form is very similar to narratives, mythological traditions, prophetic oracles, and wisdom traditions in the Hebrew Bible. For example, 1 Enoch 1:1-5:9 echoes Balaam’s oracles (Numbers 24) and Moses’ final blessing (Deuteronomy 33). 1 Enoch 14:8-25 also portrays a throne vision which often occurs in the Hebrew Bible (Isaiah 6; Ezekiel 1-2; Daniel 7). Collins argues that mythological traditions of 1 Enoch reflect the Canaanite Ugaritic myths (the seventh antediluvian ancestor, Enoch and the seventh Sumerian king, Enmeduranki and the Canaanite figure of Baal) Furthermore, in his book, Enoch and the Growth of An Apocalyptic Tradition, VanderKam argues that the throne vision reflects a model-vision of Merkavah mysticism. To understand the origin of the throne vision, he investigates Mesopotamian traditions in 1 Enoch. Thus, as VanderKam notes that “Mesopotamian diviners began keeping records of their observations and predictions from a very early time,” he discerns eschatological characteristics in 1 Enoch. Nickelsburg argues that 1 Enoch 14:8-25 reveals an important transition from the older Ezekiel tradition of the prophetic ..."

Yang, Inchol The Influence of Ezekiel 40-48 on 1 Enoch 14:8-25 (pp. 284-308) Journal of Biblical Text Research, Vol. 46, No. 4, 2020

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