Luke 10:20

New Testament

19 Look, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions and on the full force of the enemy, and nothing will hurt you. 20 Nevertheless, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names stand written in heaven.” 21 On that same occasion Jesus rejoiced in the Holy Spirit and said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and intelligent and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your gracious will.

Joseph and Aseneth 15:3


1 And she came back to the man; and when the man saw her he said to her, "Take now the veil off your head, for to-day you are a pure virgin and your head is like a young man's." 2 So she took it off her head; and the man said to her, "Take heart, Aseneth, for lo, the Lord has heard the words of your confession. 3 Take heart, Aseneth, your name is written in the book of life, and it will never be blotted out. 4 From to-day you will be made new, and refashioned, and given new life; and you shall eat the bread of life and drink the cup of immortality, and be anointed with the unction of incorruption. 5 Take heart, Aseneth: lo, the Lord has given you to Joseph to be his bride, and he shall be your bridegroom.

 Notes and References

"... The longer reconstruction modifies and supplements the statement that Aseneth's name is written in the Book of Life, changing this to the Book of the Living in heaven and specifying that her name was written by the speaker's finger. The tradition of a divine list of names occurs in Exodus 32.32-33, and Jubilees 30.22 (and 36.10) specifically mentions a 'book of life.' Imputing the writing of the book to 'the finger' of the angelic being may relate to Exodus 31.18, where the tablets of stone are written by the finger of God. This motif recurs shortly, at 15.12x, in the longer text only ... (other references include 1 QM 12.1.f; Luke 10.20: Rev 20.12, 15 ... Philonenko's list is more extensive: Is 4.3; Dan 12.1; 1 Enoch 47.3, 104.1, 108.3) ..."

Kraemer, Ross S. When Aseneth Met Joseph: A Late Antique Tale of the Biblical Patriarch and His Egyptian Wife, Reconsidered (p. 60) Oxford University Press, 1998

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