Jubilees 2:1


1 And the angel of the presence spake to Moses according to the word of the Lord, saying: Write the complete history of the creation, how in six days the Lord God finished all His works and all that He created, and kept Sabbath on the seventh day and hallowed it for all ages, and appointed it as a sign for all His works.

Hebrews 2:2

New Testament

1 Therefore we must pay closer attention to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away. 2 For if the message spoken through angels proved to be so firm that every violation or disobedience received its just penalty, 3 how will we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was first communicated through the Lord and was confirmed to us by those who heard him, 4 while God confirmed their witness with signs and wonders and various miracles and gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will.

 Notes and References

"... One difference between the 'angels and the law' tradition and these other examples listed here is that the latter all have demonstrably extrabiblical parallels in overtly interpretive literature (i.e., not simply translations like the LXX, although that, too, is by no means devoid of interpretive characteristics). It is possible, however, that Jubilees can offer some assistance, since there the revelation given to Moses is mediated through 'the angel of the presence.' ... In 2:1, it is the angel who speaks to Moses the words he is to record, beginning with creation. Whether this theme in Jubilees reflects in any way a general understanding of angelic mediation of the law is, frankly, impossible to say. But, even though only one angel is mentioned, at least here there is a reference to concrete angelic activity on Mount Sinai. Regardless, what is clear to me is that Acts 7, Galatians 3, and Hebrews 2 are better understood within the context of early translations and Second Temple interpretive traditions ..."

Enns, Peter "Fuller Meaning, Single Goal" in Berding, Kenneth, and Jonathan Lunde, editors. Three Views on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament (p. 197) Zondervan, 2009

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