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The Apocryphal Old Testament Collection of the most important non-canonical Old Testament books designed for general use.

Chapter XLVI

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1And my son and the elders of the people answered and said to me, Does the Mighty One wish to chasten us so much that he is prepared to take you from us so soon? 2Then we shall really be in darkness, and there will be no light at all for the people who are left. 3For where again shall we look for instruction in the law, or who will show us the difference between death and life? 4And I said to them, I cannot resist the will 1 Lit. ‘throne’. of the Mighty One: nevertheless, Israel shall never want a wise man, nor the race of Jacob a son of the law. 5Only make up your minds to obey the law; and be subject to those who, in fear, are wise and understanding, and determine that you will never depart from them. 6For if you do this, the good things I told you about before will come to you; and you will escape the punishment, about which I warned you. 7But I said nothing about my being taken up, 1 Lit. ‘taken’. This would most naturally be understood simply as a reference to Baruch's impending death, had he not already announced this in no uncertain terms at xliv. 2. The probability is that what is intended here is an ‘ascension’ or ‘translation’ (as also at xlviii. 30), a sense well attested in the Old Testament (Gen. v. 24; 2 Kings ii. 5, 9; Pss. xlix. 15, lxxiii. 24 ; Ecclus. xlviii. 9). either to them or to my son.

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1 Lit. ‘throne’.

1 Lit. ‘taken’. This would most naturally be understood simply as a reference to Baruch's impending death, had he not already announced this in no uncertain terms at xliv. 2. The probability is that what is intended here is an ‘ascension’ or ‘translation’ (as also at xlviii. 30), a sense well attested in the Old Testament (Gen. v. 24; 2 Kings ii. 5, 9; Pss. xlix. 15, lxxiii. 24 ; Ecclus. xlviii. 9).

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