Genesis 5:24

Hebrew Bible

22 After he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked with God for 300 years, and he had other sons and daughters. 23 The entire lifetime of Enoch was 365 years. 24 Enoch walked with God, and then he disappeared because God took him away. 25 When Methuselah had lived 187 years, he became the father of Lamech. 26 Methuselah lived 782 years after he became the father of Lamech, and he had other sons and daughters. Source

Date: 5th Century B.C.E. (Final composition) (based on scholarly estimates)

Pseudo Jonathan Genesis 5:24

Targum

And Hanok worshipped in truth before the Lord after he had begotten Methushelach three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters. And all the days of Hanok with the sojourners of the earth were three hundred and sixty-five years. And Hanok served in the truth before the Lord; and, behold, he was not with the sojourners of the earth; for he was withdrawn, and he ascended to the firmament by the Word before the Lord, and his name was called Metatron the Great Saphra. And Methushelach lived a hundred and eighty-seven years, and begat Lemek. And Methushelach lived after he had begotten Lemek seven hundred and eighty-two years, and begat sons and daughters. Source

Date: 300-1200 C.E. (based on scholarly estimates)

"... And yet some targumic traditions bear out the resemblance between angels and the righteous. According to TPsJ Gen. 28:12 (par. TN, FT), the angels on high have relations with the angels down below (when they speak about the image of the pious Jacob, engraved upon the throne of glory). Both the "myriads of holy angels" and the Israelites are called "holy ones" in TPsJ Deut. 33:2f (par. TN), but even in TO: "and with him were myriads of holy ones ... yea, he loved them, the tribes; all his holy ones, the house of Israel." This description is not coincidental, as may be inferred from TPsJ Num. 25:12 where Enoch ascended to the firmament and was called Metatron the Great Scholar according to TPsJ Gen. 5:24, a statement mitigated or flatly denied in other Targums."

Smelik, Willem F. On Mystical Transformation of the Righteous into Light in Judaism (pp. 122-144) Journal for the Study of Judaism, Vol. 26, 1995

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"... And yet some targumic traditions bear out the resemblance between angels and the righteous. According to TPsJ Gen. 28:12 (par. TN, FT), the angels on high have relations with the angels down below (when they speak about the image of the pious Jacob, engraved upon the throne of glory). Both the "myriads of holy angels" and the Israelites are called "holy ones" in TPsJ Deut. 33:2f (par. TN), but even in TO: "and with him were myriads of holy ones ... yea, he loved them, the tribes; all his holy ones, the house of Israel." This description is not coincidental, as may be inferred from TPsJ Num. 25:12 where Enoch ascended to the firmament and was called Metatron the Great Scholar according to TPsJ Gen. 5:24, a statement mitigated or flatly denied in other Targums."

Smelik, Willem F. On Mystical Transformation of the Righteous into Light in Judaism (pp. 122-144) Journal for the Study of Judaism, Vol. 26, 1995

* The use of references are not endorsements of their contents. Please read the entirety of the provided reference(s) to understand the author's full intentions regarding the use of these texts.