Ezekiel 1:1

Hebrew Bible

1 In the thirtieth year, on the fifth day of the fourth month, while I was among the exiles at the Kebar River, the heavens opened and I saw a divine vision. 2 (On the fifth day of the month—it was the fifth year of King Jehoiachin’s exile— 3 the Lord’s message came to the priest Ezekiel the son of Buzi, at the Kebar River in the land of the Babylonians. The hand of the Lord came on him there.) 4 As I watched, I noticed a windstorm coming from the north—an enormous cloud, with lightning flashing, such that bright light rimmed it and came from it like glowing amber from the middle of a fire. Source

Date: 6th Century B.C.E. (based on scholarly estimates)

Mark 1:10

New Testament

8 I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” 9 Now in those days Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan River. 10 And just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens splitting apart and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11 And a voice came from heaven: “You are my one dear Son; in you I take great delight.” 12 The Spirit immediately drove him into the wilderness. Source

Date: 60-75 C.E. (based on scholarly estimates)

Rowland, Christopher The Open Heaven: A Study of Apocalyptic in Judaism and Early Christianity (p. 359) Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1982

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Rowland, Christopher The Open Heaven: A Study of Apocalyptic in Judaism and Early Christianity (p. 359) Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge, 1982

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