Joshua 10:11

Hebrew Bible

9 Joshua attacked them by surprise after marching all night from Gilgal. 10 The Lord routed them before Israel. Israel thoroughly defeated them at Gibeon. They chased them up the road to the pass of Beth Horon and struck them down all the way to Azekah and Makkedah. 11 As they fled from Israel on the slope leading down from Beth Horon, the Lord threw down on them large hailstones from the sky, all the way to Azekah. They died—in fact, more died from the hailstones than the Israelites killed with the sword. 12 The day the Lord delivered the Amorites over to the Israelites, Joshua prayed to the Lord before Israel: “O sun, stand still over Gibeon; O moon, over the Valley of Aijalon!”

1 Enoch 60:17


14 For when the lightning lightens, the thunder utters its voice, and the spirit enforces a pause during the peal, and divides equally between them; for the treasury of their peals is like the sand, and each one of them as it peals is held in with a bridle, and turned back by the power of the spirit, and pushed forward according to the many quarters of the earth. And the spirit of the sea is masculine and strong, and according to the might of his strength he draws it back with a rein, and in like manner it is driven forward and disperses amid all the mountains of the earth. 15 And the spirit of the hoar-frost is his own angel, and the spirit of the hail is a good angel. 16 And the spirit of the snow has forsaken his chambers on account of his strength--There is a special spirit therein, and that which ascends from it is like smoke, and its name is frost.

 Notes and References

"... Common to verses 17-18 is their concern with the cold forms of moisture - frost, hail, and snow. Verse 17 is the first verse in this whole section to identify a wind as an angel. Given the potential destructive power of hail, line b makes the opposite point. For hail is an instrument of divine judgment (against the enemies of God's people). See Exodus 9:18-25; Joshua 10:11; Wisdom of Solomon 16:16, 22; Sirach 39:29; 46:6; 4 Ezra 15:13, 41 ..."

Nickelsburg, George W. E. A Commentary on the Book of 1 Enoch Chapters 37-82 (p. 231) Fortress Press, 2012

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