2 Day after day it speaks out; night after night it reveals his greatness. 3 There is no actual speech or word, nor is its voice literally heard. 4 Yet its voice echoes throughout the earth; its words carry to the distant horizon. In the sky he has pitched a tent for the sun. 5 Like a bridegroom it emerges from its chamber; like a strong man it enjoys running its course. 6 It emerges from the distant horizon, and goes from one end of the sky to the other; nothing can escape its heat.
1 Enoch 41:5
4 And there I saw closed chambers out of which the winds are divided, the chamber of the hail and winds, the chamber of the mist, and of the clouds, and the cloud thereof hovers over the earth from the beginning of the world. 5 And I saw the chambers of the sun and moon, whence they proceed and whither they come again, and their glorious return, and how one is superior to the other, and their stately orbit, and how they do not leave their orbit, and they add nothing to their orbit and they take nothing from it, and they keep faith with each other, in accordance with the oath by which they are bound together. 6 And first the sun goes forth and traverses his path according to the commandment of the Lord of Spirits, and mighty is His name for ever and ever.
Notes and References
"... Like the winds and the various forms of moisture, the two great luminaries emerge from their storehouses and, moreover, return to begin the process again. The imagery is different from (though not necessarily incompatible with) chapters 72-73, where the luminaries emerge from gates in the firmament. The imagery here, especially in relation to the sun, is reminiscent of Psalm 19:4-5 ..."
Nickelsburg, George W. E. A Commentary on the Book of 1 Enoch Chapters 37-82 (p. 144) Fortress Press, 2012
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