Zephaniah 1:18

Hebrew Bible

16 a day of trumpet blasts and battle cries. Judgment will fall on the fortified cities and the high corner towers. 17 I will bring distress on the people and they will stumble like blind men, for they have sinned against the Lord. Their blood will be poured out like dirt; their flesh will be scattered like manure. 18 Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to deliver them in the day of the Lord’s angry judgment. The whole earth will be consumed by his fiery wrath. Indeed, he will bring terrifying destruction on all who live on the earth.”

1 Enoch 52:7


6 The mountains you saw—the iron, copper, silver, gold, soft metal, and lead—will be as wax before the fire, and like water streaming down, becoming powerless before his feet. 7 In those days, no one can be saved by gold or silver, and none will have the means to escape. 8 There will be no iron for war, nor will anyone wear a breastplate. Bronze will be useless, and tin and lead will no longer be valued. 9 All these materials will be removed from the earth's surface when the Elect One stands before the Lord of Spirits.

 Notes and References

"... There are many straightforward parallels between Pirkei de Rabbi Eliezar and Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha that are also firmly based in scripture. The points that all three share must derive then from the one that not only is the oldest, but the one from which the other two self-consciously draw. Therefore it must be assumed that PRE derived such material from its understanding of Scripture, rather than from a knowledge of apocryphal and pseudepigraphical literature ... Gold and silver will not save you: Pirkei de Rabbi Eliezar 34; 1 Enoch 52:7; Zephaniah 1:18 ... Of these parallels identified by Friedlander to apocryphal and pseudepigraphical literature, but which are really biblical "parallels" or references, there is a particularly interesting subset. These are passages within PRE that are not PRE at all, but rather quotations from the Bible ..."

Urowitz-Freudenstein, Anna "Pseudepigraphic Support of Pseudepigraphical Sources: The Case of Pirqe de Rabbi Eliezer" in Reeves, John C. (ed.) Tracing the Threads: Studies in the Vitality of Jewish Pseudepigrapha (pp. 35-54) Scholars Press, 1994

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