Jeremiah 51:16

Hebrew Bible

15 He is the one who by his power made the earth. He is the one who by his wisdom fixed the world in place; by his understanding, he spread out the heavens. 16 When his voice thunders, the waters in the heavens roar. He makes the clouds rise from the far-off horizons; he makes the lightning flash out in the midst of the rain. He unleashes the wind from the places where he stores it; 17 all idolaters will prove to be stupid and ignorant. Every goldsmith will be disgraced by the idol he made. For the image he forges is merely a sham; there is no breath in any of those idols.

1 Enoch 18:1


1 I saw the treasuries of all the winds: I saw how He had furnished with them the whole creation and the firm foundations of the earth. 2 And I saw the corner-stone of the earth: I saw the four winds which bear [the earth and] the firmament of the heaven. 3 ⌈⌈And I saw how the winds stretch out the vaults of heaven⌉⌉, and have their station between heaven and earth: ⌈⌈these are the pillars of the heaven⌉⌉.

 Notes and References

"... How does this overlapping imagery relate to the wider corpus of works that we label 1 Enoch? There are certainly some connections: in 17:3 and 18:1, part of the Book of the Watchers, Enoch sees storehouses/treasuries (mazāgebt) containing, respectively, the stars and the thunders, and the winds. In the case of the latter, there are some biblical source texts (notably, Psalm 135:7) that might influence the use of imagery. The concept of a storehouse or treasury in which the stars are kept is a distinctive development, however, although one that might be traced elsewhere in Second Temple literature, including that of the LXX. In a limited sense, then, the use of storehouse imagery in 17:3 and 18:1 might have contributed to its occurrence in the Parables and in 2 Enoch ..."

Macaskill, Grant Meteorology and Metrology: Evaluating Parallels in the Ethiopic Parables of Enoch and 2 (Slavonic) Enoch (pp. 79-99) Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2019

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