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Anon., Testament Of Asher, 1.8

nanBut if it incline to the evil inclination, all its actions are in wickedness, and it driveth away the good, and cleaveth to the evil, and is ruled by Beliar; even though it work what is good, he perverteth it to evil.

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1. Hebrew Bible, Deuteronomy, 7.3, 28.65 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

7.3. וְלֹא תִתְחַתֵּן בָּם בִּתְּךָ לֹא־תִתֵּן לִבְנוֹ וּבִתּוֹ לֹא־תִקַּח לִבְנֶךָ׃ 28.65. וּבַגּוֹיִם הָהֵם לֹא תַרְגִּיעַ וְלֹא־יִהְיֶה מָנוֹחַ לְכַף־רַגְלֶךָ וְנָתַן יְהוָה לְךָ שָׁם לֵב רַגָּז וְכִלְיוֹן עֵינַיִם וְדַאֲבוֹן נָפֶשׁ׃ 7.3. neither shalt thou make marriages with them: thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son." 28.65. And among these nations shalt thou have no repose, and there shall be no rest for the sole of thy foot; but the LORD shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and languishing of soul."
2. Hebrew Bible, Leviticus, 19.19 (9th cent. BCE - 3rd cent. BCE)

19.19. אֶת־חֻקֹּתַי תִּשְׁמֹרוּ בְּהֶמְתְּךָ לֹא־תַרְבִּיעַ כִּלְאַיִם שָׂדְךָ לֹא־תִזְרַע כִּלְאָיִם וּבֶגֶד כִּלְאַיִם שַׁעַטְנֵז לֹא יַעֲלֶה עָלֶיךָ׃ 19.19. Ye shall keep My statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender with a diverse kind; thou shalt not sow thy field with two kinds of seed; neither shall there come upon thee a garment of two kinds of stuff mingled together."
3. Anon., 1 Enoch, 93.10, 99.7, 99.13, 99.15, 100.5, 104.1, 104.6 (3rd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

99.7. And again I swear to you, ye sinners, that sin is prepared for a day of unceasing bloodshed. And they who worship stones, and grave images of gold and silver and wood (and stone) and clay, and those who worship impure spirits and demons, and all kinds of idols not according to knowledge, shall get no manner of help from them. 99.13. Woe to you who build your houses through the grievous toil of others, And all their building materials are the bricks and stones of sin; I tell you ye shall have no peace. 99.15. Woe to them who work unrighteousness and help oppression, And slay their neighbours until the day of the great judgement. 100.5. And over all the righteous and holy He will appoint guardians from amongst the holy angels To guard them as the apple of an eye, Until He makes an end of all wickedness and all sin, And though the righteous sleep a long sleep, they have nought to fear. 104.1. I swear unto you, that in heaven the angels remember you for good before the glory of the Great 104.1. idols; for all your lying and all your godlessness issue not in righteousness but in great sin. And now I know this mystery, that sinners will alter and pervert the words of righteousness in many ways, and will speak wicked words, and lie, and practice great deceits, and write books concerning 104.6. judgement shall be far from you for all the generations of the world. And now fear not, ye righteous, when ye see the sinners growing strong and prospering in their ways: be not companions with them
4. Anon., Jubilees, 1.20, 30.11 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

1.20. And after this they will turn to Me from amongst the Gentiles with all their heart and with all their soul and with all their strength 30.11. And if there is any man who wisheth in Israel to give his daughter or his sister to any man who is of the seed of the Gentiles he shall surely die, and they shall stone him with stones; for he hath wrought shame in Israel;
5. Anon., Testament of Asher, 3.2, 6.5 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. CE)

3.2. But from wickedness flee away, destroying the (evil) inclination by your good works; for they that are double-faced serve not God, but their own lusts, so that they may please Beliar and men like unto themselves. 6.5. For when the soul departs troubled, it is tormented by the evil spirit which also it served in lusts and evil works.
6. Anon., Testament of Naphtali, 2.6 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. CE)

2.6. As a man's strength, so also is his work; and as his mind, so also is his skill; and as his purpose, so also is his achievement; and as his heart, so also is his mouth; as his eye, so also is his sleep; as his soul, so also is his word, either in the law of the Lord or in the works of Beliar.
7. Dead Sea Scrolls, Damascus Covenant, 4.14-4.15 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

8. Dead Sea Scrolls, War Scroll, 1.1-1.5, 1.8-1.11, 13.2, 13.4-13.5, 13.11 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

9. Dead Sea Scrolls, (Cairo Damascus Covenant) Cd-A, 4.14-4.15 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

10. Dead Sea Scrolls, Community Rule, 1.23-1.24, 10.21 (2nd cent. BCE - 1st cent. CE)

11. Anon., Sibylline Oracles, 3.63 (1st cent. BCE - 5th cent. CE)

3.63. Endamage Rome. And perish shall all men
12. New Testament, 1 John, 4.6 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

4.6. We are of God. He who knows God listens to us. He who is not of God doesn't listen to us. By this we know the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
13. New Testament, Apocalypse, 14.11 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

14.11. The smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever. They have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.

Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
angels,fellowship with Stuckenbruck (2007) 423
belial Stuckenbruck (2007) 423
belial traditions Keener(2005) 194
covenant,eternal Stuckenbruck (2007) 423
day,of great judgement Stuckenbruck (2007) 423
dualism/dualistic Stuckenbruck (2007) 423
eschatology/eschatological,rewards Stuckenbruck (2007) 423
idolatry Stuckenbruck (2007) 423
inheritance Stuckenbruck (2007) 423
murder Stuckenbruck (2007) 423
neighbour,oppression of/wrong toward Stuckenbruck (2007) 423
oppressors Stuckenbruck (2007) 423
peace,lack of for the sinners Stuckenbruck (2007) 423
punishment of wrongdoers Stuckenbruck (2007) 423
sectarian Stuckenbruck (2007) 423
sleep afterlife,pleasant Stuckenbruck (2007) 423
spirits,of error Stuckenbruck (2007) 423
spirits,of truth' Stuckenbruck (2007) 423