1 Kings 8:11

Hebrew Bible

9 There was nothing in the ark except the two stone tablets Moses had placed there in Horeb. It was there that the Lord made a covenant with the Israelites after he brought them out of the land of Egypt. 10 Once the priests left the Holy Place, a cloud filled the Lord’s temple. 11 The priests could not carry out their duties because of the cloud; the Lord’s glory filled his temple. 12 Then Solomon said, “The Lord has said that he lives in thick darkness. 13 O Lord, truly I have built a lofty temple for you, a place where you can live permanently.”

1 Enoch 93:6


5 And after that in the fourth week, at its close, Visions of the holy and righteous shall be seen, And a law for all generations and an enclosure shall be made for them. 6 And after that in the fifth week, at its close, The house of glory and dominion shall be built for ever. 7 And after that in the sixth week all who live in it shall be blinded, And the hearts of all of them shall godlessly forsake wisdom. And in it a man shall ascend; And at its close the house of dominion shall be burnt with fire, And the whole race of the chosen root shall be dispersed.

 Notes and References

"... A house of glory and royalty will be built unto eternity. The Temple is described as a place in which God’s glory dwells. The text draws on the tradition according to which the divine glory filled the Temple of Solomon (1 Kings 8:11). The association of the Temple with divine glory is frequently linked in the Hebrew Bible and Second Temple Jewish literature to God’s eternal reign; see, for example, 2 Chronicles 5:13–6:2; 7:1–3; Ezekiel 43:4–5; 44:4; Sirach 36:19; 49:12; Tobit 13:15–17; 14:5–7; 1 Maccabees 15:9; Prayer of Azariah 31–33 ..."

Stuckenbruck, Loren T. 1 Enoch 91-108 (p. 110) De Gruyter, 2007

 User Comments

Do you have questions or comments about these texts? Please submit them here.