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Anon., Testament Of Asher, 7.5

nanFor I have known that ye shall assuredly be disobedient, and assuredly act ungodly, not giving heed to the law of God, but to the commandments of men, being corrupted through wickedness.

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1. Anon., 1 Enoch, 14.1-14.7, 33.1-33.4 (3rd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

14.1. The book of the words of righteousness, and of the reprimand of the eternal Watchers in accordance 14.1. me. And I went into the tongues of fire and drew nigh to a large house which was built of crystals: and the walls of the house were like a tesselated floor (made) of crystals, and its groundwork wa 14.2. with the command of the Holy Great One in that vision. I saw in my sleep what I will now say with a tongue of flesh and with the breath of my mouth: which the Great One has given to men to 14.2. thereon. And the Great Glory sat thereon, and His raiment shone more brightly than the sun and 14.3. converse therewith and understand with the heart. As He has created and given to man the power of understanding the word of wisdom, so hath He created me also and given me the power of reprimanding 14.4. the Watchers, the children of heaven. I wrote out your petition, and in my vision it appeared thus, that your petition will not be granted unto you throughout all the days of eternity, and that judgement 14.5. has been finally passed upon you: yea (your petition) will not be granted unto you. And from henceforth you shall not ascend into heaven unto all eternity, and in bonds of the earth the decree 14.6. has gone forth to bind you for all the days of the world. And (that) previously you shall have seen the destruction of your beloved sons and ye shall have no pleasure in them, but they shall fall before 14.7. you by the sword. And your petition on their behalf shall not be granted, nor yet on your own: even though you weep and pray and speak all the words contained in the writing which I have 33.1. And from thence I went to the ends of the earth and saw there great beasts, and each differed from the other; and (I saw) birds also differing in appearance and beauty and voice, the one differing from the other. And to the east of those beasts I saw the ends of the earth whereon the heaven 33.2. rests, and the portals of the heaven open. And I saw how the stars of heaven come forth, and 33.3. I counted the portals out of which they proceed, and wrote down all their outlets, of each individual star by itself, according to their number and their names, their courses and their positions, and their 33.4. times and their months, as Uriel the holy angel who was with me showed me. He showed all things to me and wrote them down for me: also their names he wrote for me, and their laws and their companies. 107. And I saw written on them that generation upon generation shall transgress, till a generation of righteousness arises, and transgression is destroyed and sin passes away from the earth, and all,manner of good comes upon it. And now, my son, go and make known to thy son Lamech that this,son, which has been born, is in truth his son, and that (this) is no lie.' And when Methuselah had heard the words of his father Enoch-for he had shown to him everything in secret-he returned and showed (them) to him and called the name of that son Noah; for he will comfort the earth after all the destruction.
2. Anon., Jubilees, 6.17-6.24 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. BCE)

6.17. And this testimony is written concerning you that you should observe it continually, so that you should not eat on any day any blood of beasts or birds or cattle during all the days of the earth 6.18. and the man who eateth the blood of beast or of cattle or of birds during all the days of the earth, he and his seed shall be rooted out of the land. 6.19. And do thou command the children of Israel to eat no blood, so that their names and their seed may be before the Lord our God continually. 6.20. And for this law there is no limit of days, for it is for ever. They shall observe it throughout their generations, so that they may continue supplicating on your behalf with blood before the altar; 6.21. every day and at the time of morning and evening they shall seek forgiveness on your behalf perpetually before the Lord that they may keep it and not be rooted out. 6.22. And He gave to Noah and his sons a sign that there should not again be a flood on the earth. 6.23. He set His bow in the cloud for a sign of the eternal covet that there should not again be a flood on the earth to destroy it all the days of the earth. 6.24. For this reason it is ordained and written on the heavenly tables, that they should celebrate the feast of weeks in this month once a year, to renew the covet every year.
3. Anon., Testament of Benjamin, 11.3-11.4 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. CE)

4. Anon., Testament of Dan, 5.4, 5.6, 5.8-5.9, 5.12-5.13 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. CE)

5.4. I know that in the last days ye shall depart from the Lord, And ye shall provoke Levi unto anger, And fight against Judah; But ye shall not prevail against them, For an angel of the Lord shall guide them both; For by them shall Israel stand. 5.6. [For I have read in the book of Enoch, the righteous, that your prince is Satan, and that all the spirits of wickedness and pride will conspire to attend constantly on the sons of Levi, to cause them to sin before the Lord. 5.8. Therefore shall ye be led away [with them] into captivity, And there shall ye receive all the plagues of Egypt, And all the evils of the Gentiles. 5.9. And so when ye return to the Lord ye shall obtain mercy, And He shall bring you into His sanctuary, And He shall give you peace.
5. Anon., Testament of Gad, 8.2 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. CE)

8.2. For I know that at the last your children shall depart from Him, and shall walk in O wickedness, and affliction and corruption before the Lord.
6. Anon., Testament of Issachar, 6 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. CE)

7. Anon., Testament of Joseph, 19.11 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. CE)

8. Anon., Testament of Levi, 14.1, 15.1, 16.1 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. CE)

14.1. Therefore, my children, I have learnt that at the end of the ages ye will transgress against the Lord, stretching out hands to wickedness [against Him]; and to all the Gentiles shall ye become a scorn. 15.1. Therefore the temple, which the Lord shall choose, shall be laid waste through your uncleanness, and ye shall be captives throughout all nations. 16.1. And now I have learnt that for seventy weeks ye shall go astray, and profane the priesthood, and pollute the sacrifices.
9. Anon., Testament of Reuben, 6.5-6.7 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. CE)

6.5. Therefore, then I say unto you, ye will be jealous against the sons of Levi, and will seek to be exalted over them; but ye shall not be able. 6.6. For God will avenge them, and ye shall die by an evil death. 6.7. For to Levi God gave the sovereignty [and to Judah with him and to me also, and to Dan and Joseph, that we should be for rulers].
10. Anon., Testament of Simeon, 5.4 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. CE)

5.4. For I have seen it inscribed in the writing of Enoch that your sons shall be corrupted in fornication, and shall do harm to the sons of Levi with the sword.
11. Anon., Testament of Judah, 23.3 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. CE)

Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
authority,conferring strategies xviii Najman (2010) 51
authority,interpretive strategies Najman (2010) 51
death Najman (2010) 51
enoch Najman (2010) 51
heavenly tablets Najman (2010) 51
heavens Najman (2010) 51
interpretation Najman (2010) 51
law,pre-sinaitic' Najman (2010) 51
law Najman (2010) 51
messiah Bickerman and Tropper (2007) 279
moses Najman (2010) 51
noah Najman (2010) 51
porphyrius Bickerman and Tropper (2007) 279
priesthood Bickerman and Tropper (2007) 279
pseudepigrapha Bickerman and Tropper (2007) 279
revelation Najman (2010) 51
seven heavens Collins (2016) 170
temple,destruction Bickerman and Tropper (2007) 279
testamentary literature,testaments of the twelve patriarchs Collins (2016) 170
testamentary literature Collins (2016) 170
testaments of the twelve patriarchs,apocalyptic elements Collins (2016) 170
testaments of the twelve patriarchs,the ascent of levi (t. levi) Collins (2016) 170
testaments of the twelve patriarchs Collins (2016) 170
testaments of the xii patriarchs,date Bickerman and Tropper (2007) 279
testaments of the xii patriarchs,historical allusions Bickerman and Tropper (2007) 279
testaments of the xii patriarchs,interpolations and revisions Bickerman and Tropper (2007) 279
writing,authoritative Najman (2010) 51
writing,heavenly Najman (2010) 51
writing,pre-sinaitic Najman (2010) 51
writing,primordial Najman (2010) 51
writing,sacred Najman (2010) 51