Exodus 24:11

Hebrew Bible

9 Moses and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and the seventy elders of Israel went up, 10 and they saw the God of Israel. Under his feet there was something like a pavement made of sapphire, clear like the sky itself. 11 But he did not lay a hand on the leaders of the Israelites, so they saw God, and they ate and they drank. 12 The Lord said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain and remain there, and I will give you the stone tablets with the law and the commandments that I have written, so that you may teach them.” 13 So Moses set out with Joshua his attendant, and Moses went up the mountain of God.

Isaiah 25:6

Hebrew Bible

4 For you are a protector for the poor, a protector for the needy in their distress, a shelter from the rainstorm, a shade from the heat. Though the breath of tyrants is like a winter rainstorm, 5 like heat in a dry land, you humble the boasting foreigners. Just as the shadow of a cloud causes the heat to subside, so he causes the song of tyrants to cease. 6 The Lord of Heaven’s Armies will hold a banquet for all the nations on this mountain. At this banquet there will be plenty of meat and aged wine—tender meat and choicest wine. 7 On this mountain he will swallow up the shroud that is over all the peoples, the woven covering that is over all the nations; 8 he will swallow up death permanently. The Sovereign Lord will wipe away the tears from every face, and remove his people’s disgrace from all the earth. Indeed, the Lord has announced it!

 Notes and References

"... A sharp crescendo follows as the preceding pattern is repeated with extra-long lines. The long lines become very long and the short lines in another context might be considered long. The basic pattern of alternation between bicola and tricola is retained until the last line, when the climax is reached, expressed in a tricolon of extra-long lines. The bicolon that is built into the internal structure of the tricolon is surely not accidental. It is as if the previous strophe reached such a poetic climax that the poet had to stop for breath. Recall Revelation's half hour of silence before the seventh seal was broken. The rubric "It shall happen on that day" prepares the reader for the battle itself wherein Yahweh breaks through in all his power and glory to defeat the enemy and re-establish himself as king at Zion. Note the inclusio as the verb דקפ opens the first line of the strophe and closes the last line of the tricolon. Yahweh charges the gods in heaven and the kings on earth. Note the assonance of 'aleph, sin and pe in the tricolon. The latter is another example of climactic parallelism. The expected bicolon to close the strophe is lengthened to a tricolon as the writer approached the climax. He used internal parallelism in the first line. The affirmation of Yahweh's victory was made in the second line harkening back to the royal hymns of the temple. The last line stands in chiasm with this affirmation underlining the epiphany of Yahweh on his mount in Jerusalem. The mention of the elders recalls an earlier epiphany of Yahweh on Mount Sinai recorded in Exodus 24:11. ..."

Millar, William R. Isaiah 24-27 and the Origin of Apocalyptic (pp. 36-37) Scholars Press, 1976

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