Micah 1:3

Hebrew Bible

1 This is the Lord’s message that came to Micah of Moresheth during the time of Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, which he saw concerning Samaria and Jerusalem. 2 Listen, all you nations! Pay attention, all inhabitants of earth! The Sovereign Lord will act as a witness against you; the Lord will accuse you from his majestic palace. 3 Look, the Lord is coming out of his dwelling place! He will descend and march on the earth’s mountaintops! 4 The mountains will crumble beneath him, and the valleys will split apart like wax before a fire, like water dumped down a steep slope.

1 Enoch 1:3


2 He began his parable and said, Enoch, a righteous man, whose eyes were opened by God, saw the vision of the Holy One in the heavens, shown to him by the angels. He heard everything from them, and from them he understood what he saw, not for his own generation, but for a distant one yet to come. 3 Regarding the chosen, he spoke and taught about them: The Holy Great One will emerge from His dwelling, 4 And the eternal God will walk upon the earth, even on Mount Sinai, and appear from His camp and reveal His might from the heavens above. 5 Everyone will be struck with fear and the Watchers will tremble, and great fear and trembling will grip them to the ends of the earth.

 Notes and References

"... The concept of the deity coming from his dwelling place in his glory, or in an exuberant manner, is unique to the Hebrew Bible texts listed above. Although earlier research has suggested that Micah 1:3-4 was the primary text that 1 Enoch 1:3-4 borrowed from this is in fact not clear. It seems more likely that, in the case of 1 Enoch 3-4, Micah 1:3 and Deuteronomy 33:2 were equally used in composing these verses. The use of “tread” is found only in Micah 1:3, and the ideas that the deity’s dwelling place is Sinai and that he will bring his host with him are borrowed from Deuteronomy 33:2. The connections between 1 Enoch 1:3-4 and Micah 1:3-4 and Deuteronomy 33:2 probably negate the need to connect Jeremiah 25:30-31 and Habakkuk 3:3 to 1 Enoch 1:3-4 because the similarities are stronger and better explained when comparing them with Micah 1:3-4 and Deuteronomy 33:2 ..."

Townsend, Colby J. The Use of Scripture in 1 Enoch 1-36 (pp. 50-51) University of Utah, 2016

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