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Anon., Testament Of Asher, 3.2

nanBut 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.

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

7.3. וְלֹא תִתְחַתֵּן בָּם בִּתְּךָ לֹא־תִתֵּן לִבְנוֹ וּבִתּוֹ לֹא־תִקַּח לִבְנֶךָ׃ 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."
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, 101-105, 91-100 (3rd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

100. And in those days in one place the fathers together with their sons shall be smitten And brothers one with another shall fall in death Till the streams flow with their blood.",For a man shall not withhold his hand from slaying his sons and his sons' sons, And the sinner shall not withhold his hand from his honoured brother: From dawn till sunset they shall slay one another.,And the horse shall walk up to the breast in the blood of sinners, And the chariot shall be submerged to its height.,In those days the angels shall descend into the secret places And gather together into one place all those who brought down sin And the Most High will arise on that day of judgement To execute great judgement amongst sinners.",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.,And (then) the children of the earth shall see the wise in security, And shall understand all the words of this book, And recognize that their riches shall not be able to save them In the overthrow of their sins.,Woe to you, Sinners, on the day of strong anguish, Ye who afflict the righteous and burn them with fire: Ye shall be requited according to your works.,Woe to you, ye obstinate of heart, Who watch in order to devise wickedness: Therefore shall fear come upon you And there shall be none to help you.,Woe to you, ye sinners, on account of the words of your mouth, And on account of the deeds of your hands which your godlessness as wrought, In blazing flames burning worse than fire shall ye burn.,And now, know ye that from the angels He will inquire as to your deeds in heaven, from the sun and from the moon and from the stars in reference to your sins because upon the earth ye execute,judgement on the righteous. And He will summon to testify against you every cloud and mist and dew and rain; for they shall all be withheld because of you from descending upon you, and they,shall be mindful of your sins. And now give presents to the rain that it be not withheld from descending upon you, nor yet the dew, when it has received gold and silver from you that it may descend. When the hoar-frost and snow with their chilliness, and all the snow-storms with all their plagues fall upon you, in those days ye shall not be able to stand before 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, 1.8 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. CE)

1.8. But 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.
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. Septuagint, Ecclesiasticus (Siracides), 1.28, 5.14, 6.1, 28.9, 28.13 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

1.28. Do not disobey the fear of the Lord;do not approach him with a divided mind. 5.14. Do not be called a slanderer,and do not lie in ambush with your tongue;for shame comes to the thief,and severe condemnation to the double-tongued. 5.14. A faithful friend is a sturdy shelter:he that has found one has found a treasure. 28.9. and a sinful man will disturb friends and inject enmity among those who are at peace. 28.13. Curse the whisperer and deceiver,for he has destroyed many who were at peace.
12. Anon., Sibylline Oracles, 3.63 (1st cent. BCE - 5th cent. CE)

3.63. Endamage Rome. And perish shall all men
13. Anon., Didache, 1.1-6.3, 2.4, 4.4 (1st cent. CE - 2nd cent. CE)

14. New Testament, James, 1.8, 4.8 (1st cent. CE - 1st cent. CE)

1.8. He is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. 4.8. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
belial Stuckenbruck (2007) 167
belial traditions Keener(2005) 194
deception/deceit Stuckenbruck (2007) 167
deeds,wicked of humans Stuckenbruck (2007) 167
face,single-facedness Stuckenbruck (2007) 167
face,two-faced Stuckenbruck (2007) 167
hearts,double hearted Stuckenbruck (2007) 167
hearts,of deceit Stuckenbruck (2007) 167
hearts,pure Stuckenbruck (2007) 167
lies Stuckenbruck (2007) 167
lips Stuckenbruck (2007) 167
mind,double-minded Stuckenbruck (2007) 167
oppressors Stuckenbruck (2007) 167
pure Stuckenbruck (2007) 167
spirits,righteous and good Stuckenbruck (2007) 167
tongues,double-tongued Stuckenbruck (2007) 167
truth Stuckenbruck (2007) 167
two ways instruction' Stuckenbruck (2007) 167