Psalm 24:7

Hebrew Bible

5 Such godly people are rewarded by the Lord, and vindicated by the God who delivers them. 6 Such purity characterizes the people who seek his favor, Jacob’s descendants, who pray to him. (Selah) 7 Look up, you gates. Rise up, you eternal doors. Then the majestic king will enter. 8 Who is this majestic king? The Lord who is strong and mighty. The Lord a mighty man in battle. 9 Look up, you gates. Rise up, you eternal doors. Then the majestic king will enter.

1 Enoch 72:2


2 And this is the first law of the luminaries: the luminary the Sun has its rising in the eastern portals of the heaven, and its setting in the western portals of the heaven. 3 And I saw six portals in which the sun rises, and six portals in which the sun sets and the moon rises and sets in these portals, and the leaders of the stars and those whom they lead: six in the east and six in the west, and all following each other in accurately corresponding order: also many windows to the right and left of these portals.

 Notes and References

"... 19 Note also further examples in n. 1 (p. 208). The powers of the underworld invoked in AMT 32/1 may be compared with the powers of the gates of the underworld to bless Kaka, the vizier of Anu, in Nergal and Ereskigal (O. R. Gurney, AnSt 10 108:19') and the blessing of the doors of heaven in Abel-Winckler p. 59:1-6: "O Sun-god, when you enter "Heaven's Interior (an.šà);' may the bolt of the clear heavens say "hello?' May the doors of the heavens bless you." (See p. 248) Note also biblical parallels in Psalms 19:2; 24:7-10; 96:11-12. ..."

Horowitzh, Wayne Mesopotamian Cosmic Geography (p. 217) Eisenbrauns, 1998

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