Isaiah 52:1

Hebrew Bible

1 Wake up! Wake up! Clothe yourself with strength, O Zion! Put on your beautiful clothes, O Jerusalem, holy city. For uncircumcised and unclean pagans will no longer invade you. 2 Shake off the dirt! Get up, captive Jerusalem. Take off the iron chains around your neck, O captive daughter Zion. 3 For this is what the Lord says: “You were sold for nothing, and you will not be redeemed for money.”

1 Enoch 62:16


14 The Lord of Spirits will abide over them, and with the Son of Man, they will eat, lie down, and rise up forever and ever. 15 The righteous and chosen will rise from the earth, and no longer wear downcast expressions. They will be clothed in garments of glory. 16 These are the garments of life from the Lord of Spirits: your garments will not wear out, nor will your glory fade in the presence of the Lord of Spirits.

 Notes and References

"... In 1 Enoch 62-63 the association with Isaiah 52-53 is less explicit, particularly because there are very few parallels to the Isaianic text. Nonetheless, several factors indicate that these chapters of 1 Enoch are a variant same interpretation of Servant Song that is attested in Wisdom of Solomon 4-5. (1) All three texts have common structure, as the table above indicates. (2) The protagonist here is called the Chosen One: title of the Servant: the scene describes his call (48:2-7) parallels that of the Servant; and 1 Enoch 49:4cd echoes the presentation of the Servant in Isaiah 42:1-2. (3) Like the Wisdom of Solomon the Parables conflate the Servant material with language that echoes Isaiah 13 and 14. (4) There are a number of parallels between 1 Enoch 62—63, on the one hand, either the Wisdom of Solomon other witnesses to the Isaianic tradition, on the other hand (Daniel 12:3, 1 Maccabees 6; 2 Maccabees 9) that they do not shave with Isaiah 52-58. These parallels suggest that this interpretation of Isaiah may have originated in the time of Antiochus Epiphanes' persecution of the Jews (167-164 BCE) ..."

Nickelsburg, George W. E. A Commentary on the Book of 1 Enoch Chapters 37-82 (p. 258) Fortress Press, 2012

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