4 On the twenty-fourth day of the first month I was beside the great river, the Tigris. 5 I looked up and saw a man clothed in linen; around his waist was a belt made of gold from Ufaz. 6 His body resembled yellow jasper, and his face had an appearance like lightning. His eyes were like blazing torches; his arms and feet had the gleam of polished bronze. His voice thundered forth like the sound of a large crowd. 7 Only I, Daniel, saw the vision; the men who were with me did not see it. On the contrary, they were overcome with fright and ran away to hide. 8 I alone was left to see this great vision. My strength drained from me, and my vigor disappeared; I was without energy.
1 Enoch 17:2
1 And they took ⌈and⌉ brought me to a place in which those who were there were like flaming fire, and, when they wished, they appeared as men. 2 And they brought me to the place of darkness, and to a mountain the point of whose summit reached to heaven. 3 And I saw the places of the luminaries ⌈and the treasuries of the stars⌉ and of the thunder ⌈and⌉ in the uttermost depths, where were a fiery bow and arrows and their quiver, and ⌈⌈a fiery sword⌉⌉ and all the lightnings. 4 And they took me to the living waters, and to the fire of the west, which receives every setting of the sun.
Notes and References
"... Enoch journeys first towards the west (17:4) and encounters fiery beings (17:1) as he is led towards a dark place and to a mountain whose summit reached heaven (17:2). The significance of the fiery beings is not explained, but that they have some kind of semi-divine status is suggested by their fiery appearance, which may be compared with the appearance of the angel in Dan 10:5–6."
Knibb, Michael A. "The Use of Scripture in 1 Enoch 17-19" in Hilhorst, A., et al., editors. Jerusalem, Alexandria, Rome: Studies in Ancient Cultural Interaction in Honour of A. Hilhorst (p. 169) Brill, 2003
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