LXX Genesis 3:24


22 Then God said, “See, Adam has become like one of us, knowing good and evil, and now perhaps he might reach out his hand and take of the tree of life and eat, and he will live forever.” 23 And the Lord God sent him forth from the orchard of delight to till the earth from which he was taken. 24 And he drove Adam out and caused him to dwell opposite the orchard of delight, and he stationed the cheroubim and the flaming sword that turns, to guard the way of the tree of life.

1 Enoch 17:3


1 And they took ⌈and⌉ brought me to a place in which those who were there were like flaming fire, and, when they wished, they appeared as men. 2 And they brought me to the place of darkness, and to a mountain the point of whose summit reached to heaven. 3 And I saw the places of the luminaries ⌈and the treasuries of the stars⌉ and of the thunder ⌈and⌉ in the uttermost depths, where were a fiery bow and arrows and their quiver, and ⌈⌈a fiery sword⌉⌉ and all the lightnings. 4 And they took me to the living waters, and to the fire of the west, which receives every setting of the sun. 5 And I came to a river of fire in which the fire flows like water and discharges itself into the great sea towards the west.

 Notes and References

"9 Eth has in addition “and a flaming sword,” for which cf. the “flaming sword” of Gen 3:24 (LXX)"

Knibb, Michael A. "The Use of Scripture in 1 Enoch 17-19" in Hilhorst, A., et al., editors. Jerusalem, Alexandria, Rome: Studies in Ancient Cultural Interaction in Honour of A. Hilhorst (p. 167) Brill, 2003

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