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Anon., 4 Ezra, 4.27-4.32


nanFor it will not be able to bring the things that have been promised to the righteous in their appointed times, because this age is full of sadness and infirmities.


nanFor the evil about which you ask me has been sown, but the harvest of it has not yet come.


nanIf therefore that which has been sown is not reaped, and if the place where the evil has been sown does not pass away, the field where the good has been sown will not come.


nanFor a grain of evil seed was sown in Adam's heart from the beginning, and how much ungodliness it has produced until now, and will produce until the time of threshing comes!


nanConsider now for yourself how much fruit of ungodliness a grain of evil seed has produced.


nanWhen heads of grain without number are sown, how great a threshing floor they will fill!


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1. Anon., 1 Enoch, 90.38 (3rd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

90.38. birds of the air feared him and made petition to him all the time. And I saw till all their generations were transformed, and they all became white bulls; and the first among them became a lamb, and that lamb became a great animal and had great black horns on its head; and the Lord of the sheep
2. Anon., 2 Baruch, 54-76, 53 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

3. Anon., 4 Ezra, 3.20, 3.22, 3.26, 4.1-4.10, 4.26, 4.28-4.32, 4.36, 6.20, 7.48, 7.50, 7.98, 7.116, 14.9

3.20. Yet thou didst not take away from them their evil heart, so that thy law might bring forth fruit in them. 3.22. Thus the disease became permanent; the law was in the people's heart along with the evil root, but what was good departed, and the evil remained. 3.26. in everything doing as Adam and all his descendants had done, for they also had the evil heart. 4.1. Then the angel that had been sent to me, whose name was Uriel, answered 4.2. and said to me, "Your understanding has utterly failed regarding this world, and do you think you can comprehend the way of the Most High? 4.3. Then I said, "Yes, my lord." And he replied to me, "I have been sent to show you three ways, and to put before you three problems. 4.4. If you can solve one of them for me, I also will show you the way you desire to see, and will teach you why the heart is evil. 4.5. I said, "Speak on, my lord." And he said to me, "Go, weigh for me the weight of fire, or measure for me a measure of wind, or call back for me the day that is past. 4.6. I answered and said, "Who of those that have been born can do this, that you ask me concerning these things? 4.7. And he said to me, "If I had asked you, `How many dwellings are in the heart of the sea, or how many streams are at the source of the deep, or how many streams are above the firmament, or which are the exits of hell, or which are the entrances of paradise?' 4.8. Perhaps you would have said to me, `I never went down into the deep, nor as yet into hell, neither did I ever ascend into heaven.' 4.9. But now I have asked you only about fire and wind and the day, things through which you have passed and without which you cannot exist, and you have given me no answer about them! 4.10. And he said to me, "You cannot understand the things with which you have grown up; 4.26. He answered me and said, "If you are alive, you will see, and if you live long, you will often marvel, because the age is hastening swiftly to its end. 4.30. For a grain of evil seed was sown in Adam's heart from the beginning, and how much ungodliness it has produced until now, and will produce until the time of threshing comes! 4.36. And Jeremiel the archangel answered them and said, `When the number of those like yourselves is completed; for he has weighed the age in the balance 6.20. and when the seal is placed upon the age which is about to pass away, then I will show these signs: the books shall be opened before the firmament, and all shall see it together. 7.48. For an evil heart has grown up in us, which has alienated us from God, and has brought us into corruption and the ways of death, and has shown us the paths of perdition and removed us far from life -- and that not just a few of us but almost all who have been created! 7.50. For this reason the Most High has made not one world but two. 7.98. The seventh order, which is greater than all that have been mentioned, because they shall rejoice with boldness, and shall be confident without confusion, and shall be glad without fear, for they hasten to behold the face of him whom they served in life and from whom they are to receive their reward when glorified. 14.9. for you shall be taken up from among men, and henceforth you shall live with my Son and with those who are like you, until the times are ended.


Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
adam, gods handiwork, as Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 124
adam, pardoning of Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 124
apocalypse, genre Crabb, Luke/Acts and the End of History (2020) 111
christian/christianity Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 118
creation Crabb, Luke/Acts and the End of History (2020) 111
decline, historical Crabb, Luke/Acts and the End of History (2020) 111
destruction Najman, The Significance of Sinai: Traditions about Sinai and Divine Revelation in Judaism and Christianity (2010) 163
disease and pain Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 118
dominion of death Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 124
eons/aeons Beyerle and Goff, Notions of Time in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature (2022) 482
ezra Najman, The Significance of Sinai: Traditions about Sinai and Divine Revelation in Judaism and Christianity (2010) 163
forgiveness Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 124
four- (or five‐) kingdom paradigm Crabb, Luke/Acts and the End of History (2020) 111
fruit Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 118
general Crabb, Luke/Acts and the End of History (2020) 111
glory, lord, of the Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 124
god, father of the whole creation, as Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 124
god, hands of Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 124
god, holy one, as Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 124
god, jael, as Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 124
hands, god, of Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 124
heart, evil Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 118, 124
heart Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 118
heavens Najman, The Significance of Sinai: Traditions about Sinai and Divine Revelation in Judaism and Christianity (2010) 163
historiography/chronography Beyerle and Goff, Notions of Time in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature (2022) 482
jerusalem Crabb, Luke/Acts and the End of History (2020) 111
judgment Beyerle and Goff, Notions of Time in Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature (2022) 482; Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 124
otherworlds Najman, The Significance of Sinai: Traditions about Sinai and Divine Revelation in Judaism and Christianity (2010) 163
pardoning of adam Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 124
periodisation of history Crabb, Luke/Acts and the End of History (2020) 111
punishment Nicklas et al., Other Worlds and Their Relation to This World: Early Jewish and Ancient Christian Traditions (2010) 159
responsibility, adam, of Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 124
restoration, adam, of Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 124
restoration Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 118
resurrection Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 118; Nicklas et al., Other Worlds and Their Relation to This World: Early Jewish and Ancient Christian Traditions (2010) 159
revelation Najman, The Significance of Sinai: Traditions about Sinai and Divine Revelation in Judaism and Christianity (2010) 163; Nicklas et al., Other Worlds and Their Relation to This World: Early Jewish and Ancient Christian Traditions (2010) 159
rule/ruler, beasts, of Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 118
seeds, evil Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 118
seeds Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 118
sinai, revelation' Najman, The Significance of Sinai: Traditions about Sinai and Divine Revelation in Judaism and Christianity (2010) 163
suffering Crabb, Luke/Acts and the End of History (2020) 111
teleology\n, view of history Crabb, Luke/Acts and the End of History (2020) 111
temptation Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 118
two-age framework Crabb, Luke/Acts and the End of History (2020) 111
uriel Nicklas et al., Other Worlds and Their Relation to This World: Early Jewish and Ancient Christian Traditions (2010) 159
urzeit zu endzeit Crabb, Luke/Acts and the End of History (2020) 111
venom Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 118
wickedness, venom of Levison, The Greek Life of Adam and Eve (2023) 118
wilderness, liminal space Najman, The Significance of Sinai: Traditions about Sinai and Divine Revelation in Judaism and Christianity (2010) 163
zion, glorious Crabb, Luke/Acts and the End of History (2020) 111
zion Nicklas et al., Other Worlds and Their Relation to This World: Early Jewish and Ancient Christian Traditions (2010) 159