The Ages of the Creation
Michael BG wrote:
It seems that there is a parallel between Qumran’s “anointed one” and Jesus. I don’t see a reference to the Son of Man or a heavenly figure here.
IIQ13 refers to Melchizedek. It refers to Ps 7:7-8 where Melchizedek takes his seat in the highest heaven then he delivers all the captives from the power of Belial (an evil heavenly being) [using http://nazarenespace.com/profiles/blogs ... nt-11q13-1
Again there is no Son of Man figure. The Melchizedek figure has parallels with Jesus, in the sense that both arrive in heaven from an earthly existence and then have a role in heaven.
Please can you point out the parallels you see between the DSS and 1 Enoch 37-72?
(4Q180), is a badly worn manuscript from Cave 4. It deals with the fallen angels of I Enoch. Only a small fragment has been interpreted by J.M. Allegro and J.T. Milik. It talks about fallen angels who were lead by Azazel, took earthly wives and gave birth to giants.
The common theme in 1 Enoch 37-72
is: The elect ones
are of proper DNA and the unrighteous/wicked
are decedents of the fallen angles.
Messianic titles in the DSS and Enoch are interchangeable. Mine elect one = His Anointed = Lord of Spirits = Son of Man. Although Geza Vermes points out that the title Son of Man
is "completely lacking at Qumran
", I strongly suspect it is among the fragments, yet to be translated.
The Community Rule
(1QS) Explains the origin and division of allotted spirits. The elect ones = spirits of truth = sons of light. The wicked ones = spirits of injustice = sons of darkness.
I find the similarities of 1 Enoch (37-72) with DSS far more than a coincidence.
Furthermore, I find the Book of Revelation to be a spin-off from the Parables of Enoch.
If the Parables of Enoch were written before the Book of Revelation, by default it would be before 100 C.E.
If Jesus referenced the Son of Man based on the Parables of Enoch than it supports the theory that 1 Enoch 32-72 was part of the Qumran community and written sometime during the Hasmonean Dynasty between 142 -37 B.C.E.
Enochic Judaism gave rise to the Essenes and the Essenes gave rise to Christianity.