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 And he took up his parable and said--Enoch a righteous man, whose eyes were opened by God, saw the vision of the Holy One in the heavens, ⌈which⌉ the angels showed me, and from them I heard everything, and from them I understood as I saw, but not for this generation, but for a remote one which is for to come. 3 Concerning the elect I said, and took up my parable concerning them: The Holy Great One will come forth from His dwelling, 4 And the eternal God will tread upon the earth, (even) on Mount Sinai, ⌈And appear from His camp⌉ And appear in the strength of His might from the heaven of heavens. 5 And all shall be smitten with fear And the Watchers shall quake, And great fear and trembling shall seize them unto 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 HB texts listed above. Although earlier research has suggested that Micah 1:3-4 was the primary text that 1 En. 1:3b-4 borrowed from this is in fact not clear. It seems more likely that, in the case of 1 En. 3b-4, Micah 1:3 and Deut. 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 Deut. 33:2. The connections between 1 En. 1:3b-4 and Micah 1:3-4 and Deut. 33:2 probably negate the need to connect Jer. 25:30-31 and Hab. 3:3 to 1 En. 1:3b-4 because the similarities are stronger and better explained when comparing them with Micah 1:3-4 and Deut. 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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