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Anon., Testament Of Simeon, 5.4

nanFor 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.

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1. Anon., Testament of Asher, 7.5 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. CE)

7.5. For 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.
2. Anon., Testament of Benjamin, 9.1, 10.6 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. CE)

9.1. And I believe that there will be also evil-doings among you, from the words of Enoch the righteous: that ye shall commit fornication with the fornication of Sodom, and shall perish, all save a few, and shall renew wanton deeds with women; and the kingdom of the Lord shall not be among, you, for straightway He shall take it away. 10.6. For all these things they gave us for an inheritance, saying: Keep the commandments of God, until the Lord shall reveal His salvation to all Gentiles.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. Anon., Testament of Issachar, 6 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. CE)

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

7. Anon., Testament of Levi, 10.5, 14.1, 15.1, 16.1 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. CE)

10.5. For the house which the Lord shall choose shall be called Jerusalem, as is contained in the book of Enoch the righteous. 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.
8. 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].
9. Anon., Testament of Zebulun, 3.4 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. CE)

10. Anon., Testament of Judah, 23.3 (2nd cent. BCE - 2nd cent. CE)

Subjects of this text:

subject book bibliographic info
apocalyptic literature,device of pseudonymity Collins (2016) 169
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
pseudonymity Collins (2016) 169
revelation Najman (2010) 51
taxo Collins (2016) 169
temple,destruction Bickerman and Tropper (2007) 279
testamentary literature,testaments of the twelve patriarchs Collins (2016) 169
testamentary literature Collins (2016) 169
testaments of the twelve patriarchs,apocalyptic elements Collins (2016) 169
testaments of the twelve patriarchs,content of Collins (2016) 169
testaments of the twelve patriarchs Collins (2016) 169
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
wisdom literature Collins (2016) 169
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