If God did come into being, then we would have to ask what it was that brought him into existence. Habakkuk 3:3 | View whole chapter | See verse in context God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. I Have UpDated A Book on False Prophets…(Bill Johnson,Mike Bickle), The Spirit fell while Peter spoke…Acts 10, Are Your Garments White? Selah. You said it GOD comes from Teman he has been here and judge this world, the Holy One is still among us. His glory shall cover the heavens, and the earth shall be full of his praising.) For still more elaborate proofs, see Caspari's Micha, pp. Why should a Holy God who hates sin and evil, allow you into His Heaven? Goodness gracious you're confused. With the cessation of war, universal peace will ensue, and Israel will have no further enemies to fear, so that every one will have undisturbed enjoyment of the blessings of peace, of which Israel had had a foretaste during the peaceful reign of Solomon. Habakkuk 3:3 "God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Whatever that was, it would have to be greater than God, and the question would go back yet another step because we would have to ask what brought that into existence, and so on and so on. OTHERS? Did God have a father and mother? God shall come from Teman, and the Holy One from Mount Paran. The ways of Jehovah are the ways which God takes in His dealing with men, and by which men are led by Him; in reality, therefore, the ordinances of salvation which He has revealed in His word, the knowledge and observance of which secure life and blessedness. The assumption of a physical elevation cannot be established from Ezekiel 40:2 and Revelation 21:10, for in the visions described in both these passages the earthly elevation is a symbol of a spiritual one. Barnes' Notes on the Bible. No one made the Creator of the universe. In spite of Isaac’s desire, Jacob received the blessing God had elected him to, but Esau always resented him for it, feeling he had been cheated out of it. Selah. 3 God came from Teman, the Holy One from Mount Paran. Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! In consequence of this they will turn their weapons into instruments of peaceful agriculture, and wage no more war; in fact, they will learn war no more, no longer exercise themselves in the use of arms. Who made God? It is interpreted, by several of the Jewish writers, "for ever", as by the aforementioned Hebrew; and by others as an affirmation, and render it, "verily, truly", as answering to "Amen". There, but for the grace of G-d, go I. you have it backward, God has come for the destruction of you and your people. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. "at the giving of the law to his people, God was revealed from the south;''. So now, speaking of the new work in store, Habakkuk renews the imagery in the Song of Moses Deuteronomy 33:2, in Deborah's Song Judges 5:5, and in David; Psalm 68:7 but there the manifestation of His glory is spoken of wholly in time past, and Mount Sinai is named. for so Teman signifies. "God came from Teman, the Holy One from Mount Paran. Between Paran also and Edom or Teman was the gift of the Spirit to the seventy, which was the shadow of the day of Pentecost; there, was the brass serpent lifted up, the picture of the healing of the Cross . ( Log Out /  Mount Paran was situated to the south of the land of Canaan, as well as Teman, which so signifies, as before observed. God came - literally, shall come. . (Amos 1:11-12). This is strengthened still further by the parallel "strong, mighty nations afar off." And his brightness was as the light; he had horns coming out of his hand: and there was the hiding of his power. Selah - There is no doubt as to the general purport of the word, that it is a musical direction, that there should be a pause, the music probably continuing alone, while the mind rested upon the thought, which had just been presented to it; our "interlude" . We are told that “God came from Teman”, or literally “God is coming from Teman…”. The conclusion is that if God needed a cause, then God is not God (and if God is not God, then of course there is no God). "Paran" is the desert region, extending from the south of Judah to Sinai. The mercy is in that there is a choice. ((f) "et lux ejus implevit terram", Junius & Tremellius; "et splendoris, vel fulgoris ejus plena terra", Vatablus, Drusius; so Kimchi, Ben Melech, and R. Sol. Onomastic.) From Teman - "God shall come," as He came of old, clothed with majesty and power; but it was not mere power. The solemn pause here prepares the mind for contemplating the glorious description of Jehovah's manifestation which follows. (w) Venit, Grotius; "veniet", Pagninus, Montanus, Calvin, Gussetius. The answer is he came from no where. (b) Theatrum Terrae Sanctae, p. 116. Change ). His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full … earth … full of his praise—that is, of His glories which were calculated to call forth universal praise; the parallelism to "glory" proves this to be the sense. This provoked a second complaint by Habbakuk, ‘how could God use a people worse than Judah, the idolatrous Babylonians, to punish backslidden Judah? All OF US are sinners, not just the Homosexuals or the terrorist murderers, every single human being has sinned and is coming short of the glory of the true God. "Many nations," in contrast with the one nation, which formerly was alone in acknowledge Jehovah as its King and Judge. and who will put forward his cause against me? And thy mighty men, O Teman, shall be dismayed, to the end that every one of the mount of Esau may be cut off by slaughter. Selah—a musical sign, put at the close of sections and strophes, always at the end of a verse, except thrice; namely, here, and Hab 3:9, and Ps 55:19; 57:3, where, however, it closes the hemistich. Habakkuk 3:3-16 King James Version (KJV). Teman is so identified with Seir or Edom, as here to be substituted for it. His glory couered the heauens and the earth was full of his praise. Anyone can be saved, Jesus died for all of us! Seir, Sinai, and Paran are adjacent to one another, and are hence associated together, in respect to God's giving of the law (De 33:2). Selah. Teman was a district in the are now known as southern Jordan, but in Ancient times was called Edom. If a Jew hides behind a rock or a tree, even the rocks and trees will cry out, ‘there is a Jew hiding here,come kill him O Muslim!”Â, That is why God comes to Teman, to execute vengeance on Edom, and to deliver his people…, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because that Edom hath dealt against the house of Judah by taking vengeance, and hath greatly offended, and revenged himself upon them;Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I will also stretch out mine hand upon Edom, and will cut off man and beast from it; and I will make it desolate from Teman; and they of Dedan shall fall by the sword. (Ezekiel 35:5-7). ( Log Out /  The forgiving God.the passionate God that I grow to know of? Selah. בּראשׁ ההרים, upon (not at) the top of the mountains, as in Judges 9:7; 1 Samuel 26:13; Psalm 72:16; whereas such passages as Micah 2:13; Amos 6:7, and 1 Kings 21:9 are of a different character, and have no bearing upon the point. Though brutal and paranoid as a leader , Herod the great was so scrupulous about keeping Kosher that Ceasar is reported to have quipped that it was “safer to be Herod’s pig, than to be his son”, after Herod killed one of his children. The accent is laid upon מצּיון (from Zion), which stands at the head, and מירוּשׁלם (from Jerusalem), which is parallel to it. AND STAIN HIS GARMENT IN THEIR BLOOD TO INTIMIDATE God, in monotheistic thought, is conceived of as the supreme being, creator deity, and principal object of faith. Mount Paran is a synonym for Mount Sinai, or at least one of the other places in the desert where God spoke to Moses. Amos 1:12 but I will send a fire on Teman, and it will devour the palaces of Bozrah." Selah His glory covered the heaven and his praise filled the earth" [Habakkuk 3:3] Teman is the ex name of Medina. His glory covers the heavens, and the earth is full of His praise.” Jehovah reveals Himself from the south: i.e., from Mount Sinai, as in Deuteronomy 32, Judges 5, Psalms 68. They misjudge the timidity of the west, and the decadence we have allowed to rot our societies. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise. He defines it to be "a sudden silence in the midst of the Psalmody for the reception of the illumining. 3. His splendor covers the heavens, And the earth is … Pray for the Arab Muslim people, they have no idea the wrath that is stored up for them, we must love them and seek to reach them with the message of Love and of warning. God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Amos also mentions it as a determining factor in the judgment upon them, Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Edom, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because he did pursue his brother with the sword, and did cast off all pity, and his anger did tear perpetually, and he kept his wrath for ever:2But I will send a fire upon Teman, which shall devour the palaces of Bozrah. How can God be omnipresent if he came from Teman? So he came from no where.”- Dr. S.M. The statement "God came from Teman" is speaking of God coming to Mount Sinai to make covenant with the people. "The question still clamors for an answer: Where did God come from? The Muslim world see’s this as their opportunity to finally wipe the Jews out , so they converge on the besieged people in the wilderness, believing that now finally is the time of vengeance, the time when Edom’s hatred will finally be expressed, as the Hadiths of Islam proclaim of the last day, “The last day cannot come until the jews are hunted down and slaughtered. Zion is the source of the law and word of the Lord, from which the nations draw instruction how to walk in the ways of God, to make it their own, take it to their homes, and walk according to it. JPS Deuteronomy 33:2 And he said: The LORD came from Sinai, and rose from Seir unto them; He shined forth from mount Paran, and He came from the myriads holy, at His right hand was a fiery law unto them. Are you going to heaven or hell? He is the eternal, self-existing Being. Habakkuk 3:3 (YLT) God from Teman doth come, The Holy One from mount Paran. Onomastic. Before him … (d) Teman and Paran were near Sinai, where the Law was given: by which is signified that his deliverance was as present now as it was then. Thence does tōrâh, i.e., instruction in the ways of God, proceed, - in other words, the law as the rule of a godly life, and debhar Yehōvâh (the word of Jehovah), or the word of revelation as the source of salvation. Who has the capacity to punish the sins of a Hitler? 444-5.). And the Holy One from Mount Paran In the earliest passage three places are mentioned, in which or from which the glory of God was manifested; with this difference however, that it is said Deuteronomy 33:2, The Lord came from Sinai, but His glory arose, as we should say "dawned" unto them from Seir, and flashed forth from Mount Paran Seir and Mount Paran are joined together by the symbol of the light which dawned or shone forth from them. 1. The prophet or the congregation depicts in a majestic theophany the coming of God to judge the world, and its effect symbolically on material nature, and properly on evil men. God came from Teman, and the holy on from mount Paran Selah. Absolutely!!!! (x) (y) Hiller. l. 4. c. 9. sect. By connecting the participle with יהיה, the founding is designated as a permanent one. The lives of all of us were predestined even before we were born. What did Jesus mean when He said, "Follow me"? Selah [a] His glory covered the heavens . God was ''sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin'' (Romans 8:30). p. 123. ", His Glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of His praise - This is plainly no created glory, but anticipates the Angelic Hymn Luke 2:14 "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good-will toward men," or, as the Seraphim sing first glory to God in Heaven Isaiah 6:3, "Holy Holy Holy is the Lord God of Sabaoth," and then, the whole earth is full of His glory; and Uncreated Wisdom saith (Ecclesiasticus 24:5), "I alone compassed the circuit of Heaven, and walked in the bottom of the deep." Theman and Mount Paran are named probably, as the two opposed boundaries of the journeyings of Israel through the desert. Covered the heavens hath His majesty, And His praise hath filled the earth. Question: Where did God come from? It is always placed at some pause of thought, even when not at the end of a strophe, or, as twice in this hymn , at the end of the verse. Before him … But the proud,”the one whose heart is lifted up in himself” , will be denied by God everything they crave, and imagine that they can obtain by their own prowess. They embraced the paganism of the Canaanites, worshipped false gods, and became a fierce, perpetual enemy of Israel. Because we DO the things that God himself made us to do.. He who "shall come," is God , "the Holy One" (a proper name of gods) . What is the Hebrew word for "talking with God"? עמּים is more precisely defined in Micah 4:2 as גּוים רבּים. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise. Selah. (Ezekiel 25:12-13). God cannot be known apart from Jesus Christ. Reread your scripture. Philolog. Teman is in fact a poetic reference to Esau, and Paran is a poetic reference to Ishmael (cf. "Selah" is an expression used many times in … The Edomites have been participants in something called “the perpetual hatred” of Israel and the Jews. Chapter Parallel. Earlier this year the sickening spectacle of sweets, gifts and gunfire in the streets was performed again to honor the treacherous break in and murder of the Uri Fogel family in their own beds. God came from Teman, and the Holy One from Mount Paran. God shall come from Thaeman, and the Holy One from the dark shady mount Pharan. (d) Ut supra, (Hiller. Selah. The word "teman" in Hebrew means the "south" or "southwards" For the land of Israel, God came from the south, that is, from Mount Sinai. Before that, God was simply existing and time had no meaning (except conceptually), no relation to Him. נכון does not mean placed or set up, but established, founded. In Psalm 68 the mention of Edom is dropped; and the march through the wilderness under the leading of God, is alone mentioned, together with the shaking of Sinai. The view regarding God that is set forth consistently in the Bible is this: He did not come from anywhere. Selah NLT I see God moving across the deserts from Edom, the Holy One coming from Mount Paran. David and Solomon subdued them but with the break-up of the Kingdom of Israel they shook off the yoke of tribute to Israel. par. Its another prophecy about Muhammad. ( He is coming … ), Fathers; Knowing Him Who Is From The Beginning… I John 2:12-14 pt 5, You Overcome By The Word Of God… 1 John 2:12-14 pt 4, The Young Men In The Church … 1John 2:12-14 pt. The mountain of the house of Jehovah is the temple mountain, strictly speaking, Moriah, as the distinction made between the mountain of the house and Zion in Micah 3:12 clearly shows; but as a subordinate peak of Zion, it is embraced along with Zion in what follows (compare Micah 4:2 with Micah 4:7) as the seat of Jehovah's rule, from which the law proceeds. There would never be a beginning. God loves you and wants to help you and be your friend every day of your life. What does it mean that, "Open rebuke is better than secret love"? 3 God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. It is evident from this that the mountain of the house of God is not thought of here as the place of worship, but as the scene of divine revelation, the centre of the kingdom of God. Selah. F. G. (a) De Bello Jud. They came to Mount Sinai through the valley, now called Wady Feiran or Paran; Edom was the bound of their wanderings to their promised land Numbers 20:14-20; Deuteronomy 2. That his garment is stained with his children’s blood. Delitzsch acknowledges this, and has given the principal arguments in its favour in the Commentary on Isaiah. If Mount Paran is near Kadesh, then Moses in the opening of his song describes the glory of God as manifested from that first revelation of His Law on Mount Sinai; then in that long period of Israel's waiting there to its final departure for the promised land, when Mount Hor was consecrated and God's awful Holiness declared in the death of Aaron. My mommy said I ought to ask you, because you'd know the answer. He had no beginning, and will have no ending. See, he will come up like a lion from the thick growth of Jordan against the resting-place of Teman: but I will suddenly make him go in flight from her; and I will put over her the man of my selection: for who is like me? His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise. Selah. (6) "He became obedient unto death." Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Remarkable indeed! God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. The “splendor” referred to in verse 3 is from the Hebrew word hod , associated with kingly authority (Numbers 27:20; 1 Chronicles 29:25). (c) Ibid. Selah. The center of the whole picture is, as Micah and Isaiah had prophesied that it was to be, a new revelation Isaiah 2:3; Micah 4:2: “The law shall go forth from Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.” That includes the ‘godless’ West as well as the hateful muderous, terror supporting middle east. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise. Here we are told explicitly that God’s coming from Teman is like the rising of the sun. (Note: This promise is placed by Isaiah (Isaiah 2:2-4) at the head of his prophecy of Zion's way through judgment from the false glory to the true. Selah His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise. Here the God-man dies. Where is Teman and why would God be coming from Teman? Roz I agree with one thing, Babylon is being judged by God. So, time began when God created the universe. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise. The southern country is here designated as “Teman,” i.e., Edom to the S.E., and “Paran,” the mountainous region to the S.W., between Edom and Egypt. Question: "Who created God? In Habakkuk, the contrast is the same as in Moses; only Tehran stands in place of Seir . Will Justice be satisfied as well as mercy? (3) God came.—Render “God shall come from Teman, and the Holy One from Mount Paran. He died as the God-Man. God is usually conceived as being omnipotent (all-powerful), omniscient (all-knowing), omnipresent (all-present) and omnibenevolent (all-good) as well as having an eternal and necessary existence.These attributes are used either in way of analogy or are taken literally. Theolog. How he has become. The Edomites would eventually seek to throw off the yoke of the Romans themselves and were subsequently crushed, bringing an end to their kingdom in 135 ad. But the descendents of Esau still inhabit the middle east, having intermingled with the Arabs, and as of the fifth century, having embraced Islam. Habakkuk speaks of that coming as yet to be, and omits the express mention of Mount Sinai, which was the emblem of the law . THE ONE WHO WONT MURDER HIS OWN CHILDREN And so he directs us to another Lawgiver, whom God should raise up like unto Moses Deuteronomy 18:15-18, yet with a law of life, and tells how He who spake the law, God, shall come in likeness of our flesh. It is called by Ptolemy, Pomponius Mela, and others, Strobilus, from its likeness to a pineapple. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. שׁפם signifies to act as judge; הוכיה (lit., to set right), to settle and put a stop to a dispute. This exaltation is of course not a physical one, as Hofmann, Drechsler, and several of the Rabbins suppose, but a spiritual (ethical) elevation above all the mountains. Yet God will kill us to the point This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Those who are made as the heavens by the indwelling of God He spiritually "covers," filling them with the light of glory and splendor of grace and brightness of wisdom, as it saith, "Is there any number of His armies, and upon whom doth not His light arise? The hatred is real, as this passage in Ezekiel proclaims in this prophecy against Edom, Because thou hast had a perpetual hatred, and hast shed the blood of the children of Israel by the force of the sword in the time of their calamity, in the time that their iniquity had an end:  Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will prepare thee unto blood, and blood shall pursue thee: sith thou hast not hated blood, even blood shall pursue thee. Habakkuk 3:3 in all English translations. The Only way to be saved is to beleive in what Jesus did for us on the cross when He died for our sins. He is also the God of justice and Righteousness, who must punish all sin,iniquity, injustice and oppression. The center of the whole picture is, as Micah and Isaiah had prophesied that it was to be, a new revelation Isaiah 2:3; Micah 4:2: “The law shall go forth from Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.” Therefore, to ask where God came from is to ask a question that cannot really be applied to God in the first place. (e) Paschii Dissertatio de Selah, p. 670. in Thesaur. After being subdued by Seleucids, Egyptians, and eventually the Jewish Hasmoneans, many of the Edomites actually converted to Judaism . It has been nurtured since the days of Esau, and by his intermarriage with Ishmael’s family. I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save. Isaiah 44:5, "I will give Thee for a covenant to the people (Israel), for a light of the Gentiles." What kind of work did the people do during the time Jesus walked and taught on earth? What does the Bible say about common sense? But God still says “I will bless those who bless you and curse those who curse you(Israel)! For He is the same God now as ever. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise. God who guided, fed, protected them from the beginning, led them to the end. 4 And his brightness was as the light; he had horns coming out of his hand: and there was the hiding of his power. No matter what comes, those who truly fear God, and rely on Him will live.  And his brightness was as the light; he had horns coming out of his hand: and there was the hiding of his power. Before him went the pestilence, and burning coals went forth at his feet. Lockridge Habakkuk 3:3 King James Version … Selah. So whatever we do it WUS destined for us to DO it. – 1 Kings 13:19 (NKJV) The man of God who came from Judah knew well enough to obey the word of LORD when he was with the King of … I am praying for you my freind! So Hillerus (d) interprets it, "full of boughs", or "branches"; or else he would have it to signify "the corner of Aran", the son of Dishan, a son of Seir the Horite, who inhabited this country; see Genesis 36:20 and both Teman and Paran being to the south, may point to the place of the Redeemer, by whom the great work was to be done, referred unto. It was from an Edomite family that Rome appointed governors over Judea, the Herods. (Habbakuk 3;4-7). 3 God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran.  Thus will I make mount Seir most desolate, and cut off from it him that passeth out and him that returneth. Nor are they our material heavens, much less this lowest heaven over our earth nor is "His glory" any of God, which rules, encompasses, fills, penetrates the orbs of heaven and all its inhabitants, and yet is not enclosed nor bounded thereby. God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Then Habbakuk is given a revelation of the ultimate settling of things, at the coming of the Lord in Glory, at the end of days. Edom rejoiced at the news which included the slitting of an infant’s throat! When the temple was destroyed, both in 589 Bc and in 70 AD, the Edomites gleefully cooperated with Israel’s destruction and enslavement, blocking routes of escape and pointing out hiding places, jeering the Jews as they were transported to the slave markets of the world. Habakkuk 3:3 God came from Teman, the Holy One from Mount Paran. God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. In Habbakuk’s vision as well as in Isaiah’s God comes back to Edom first, then proceeds on to deliver the beleaguered remnant in the ravished Jerusalem. By the phrase "at the end of the days," which always denotes the Messianic era when used by the prophets (see at Hosea 3:5), the predicted exaltation of the temple mountain is assigned to the period of the completion of the kingdom of God. It comes from a root to "rest" or "pause" [Gesenius]; implying a cessation of the chant, during an instrumental interlude. Selah. ( Log Out /  The originality of the passage in Micah is open to no question. The center of the whole picture is, as Micah and Isaiah had prophesied that it was to be, a new revelation Isa 2:3; Micah 4:2 : "The law shall go forth from Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem." It is Islam which is the current nourisher of the “everlasting hatred” of Israel, a hatred unto blood lust as Ezekiel tells us. Where did God come from? הורה מן, to teach out of the ways, so that the ways of God form the material from which they derive continual instruction. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise." His splendor covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise. Selah. ( Log Out /  Either we must accept the merciful sacrifice of Jesus, who died for our sins to satisfy the Divine justice, or we must be punished ourselves. Job 25:3 and so the earth was full of His praise," i. e., the Church militant spread throughout the world, as in the Psalm Psa 112:3, "The Lord's name is praised from the rising up of the sun unto the going down of the same, and, Psalm 8:1, O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Thy name in all the earth, who hast set Thy glory above the heavens.". Edom was the area given to Jacob’s twin Esau, as his inheritance. KJV: God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. It had its name from the city Paran, which lay between Egypt and Arabia (y); see 1 Kings 11:18 which Jerom says (z) was three days' journey from Aila to the east; mention is made of Ail, or Elparan in Genesis 14:6 near to which was the wilderness of Paran, frequently spoken of in Scripture, Genesis 21:21 the same which Josephus (a) calls the valley or plain of Pharan, where Simon of Gerasa made caves and dens, and hid the treasure he plundered from the people: according to Adrichomius (b), it was a most dreadful barren desert, where nothing grew, or was to be had, through which the children of Israel journeyed; and was sometimes taken for the first part of the desert of Arabia, near Mount Sinai, and sometimes for the last part of it, towards the land of promise; sometimes it was called the desert of Sin, and sometimes the desert of Sinai, from that mountain; but its most general name was that of Paran, and contained eleven days' journey from Mount Sinai to Kadeshbarnea. His glory covers the heavens, and the earth is full of His praise. Habakkuk 3:3 A: Thank you for your question–and I hope you will always want to know more about God. Gregory of Nyssa modifies this thought, supposing "Selah" to express a pause made by the writer, that "while the psalmody, with which David's prophesying was accompanied, went on in its course, another illumining of the Holy Spirit, and an addition to the gift according to knowledge, came for the benefit of those who received the prophecy, he, holding in his verse, gave time for his mind to receive the knowledge of the thought, which took place in him from the divine illumining. Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? Arab Islam(Edom) is oblivious to the wrath that awaits them, they think this is their time to conquer! The words "for the law goes forth from Zion," etc., are words spoken not by the nations, but by the prophet, and assign the reason why the heathen go with such zeal to the mountain of Jehovah. p. 585, 908. Only eternity will reveal the depth of meaning for Him and for us found in those words, " He humbled Himself." Answer: The Bible says, "God came from Teman" (Hab 3:3) -- a region in the Sinai Peninsula. Read full chapter. Where did God come from?" Those who are in Judea, have had to flee their homes, they have had to run for their lives, into the wilderness of what is now called Jordan, they are forced to live in tents as in the days of the Exodus.  He stood, and measured the earth: he beheld, and drove asunder the nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow: his ways are everlasting. The attractive power which this mountain exerts upon the nations, so that they call upon one another to go up to it (Micah 4:2), does not reside in its height, which towers above that of all other mountains, but in the fact that the house of the God of Jacob stands upon it, i.e., that Jehovah is enthroned there, and teacher how to walk in His ways. If the writers of the bible are correct , Learn how your comment data is processed. Perfect in Holiness, as God, the Son of God, and as Man also all-holy, with a human will, always exactly accompanying the Divine Will, which was: On this there follows a pause denoted by "Selah" (which occurs thrice according to the mystery of that number,) that the soul may dwell on the greatness of the majesty and mercy of God. Esau , Isaac’s favored, eldest son, was Isaac’s choice for the blessing of Abraham, but he was not God’s choice, Jacob was. Habakkuk appeals to God's glorious manifestations to His people at Sinai, as the ground for praying that God will "revive His work" (Hab 3:2) now. (God shall come from Teman, the Holy One from Mount Paran. NIV version. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise. Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible. fol. He created the universe. Pause! Ohel Moed, fol. God is Love, He is caring,merciful and compassionate, but that is not all He says about himself. (t) "veniet", so some in Calvin, Van Till. So what did the man of God who came from Judah do? The prophet, to encourage his own faith, and the faith of others, takes notice, in this and the following verses, of the instances of the grace, goodness, and power of God to his people Israel, in appearing to them at Mount Sinai, going before them in the wilderness, destroying their enemies, casting them out before them, and introducing them into the land of Canaan, and settling them there; suggesting, that he that had done these great and wonderful things would support and maintain, carry on and promote, his own kingdom and interest in the world; in order to which the prophet prays to God the Father for the coming of his Son, either in the flesh, that the incarnate God would appear in the world, and set up his kingdom in it; or, in prayer, he prophesies of it, and expresses his faith in it: "God cometh from the south"; or, "he shall come" (w), as it may be rendered: he knew, from the prophecy of Micah, that he that was to be ruler in Israel was to come from Bethlehem, Micah 5:2 which lay to the south of Jerusalem; and from hence he expected him, and believed he would come, and prayed for it as being most desirable and welcome: or else this respects the coming of the Messiah, in the ministration of the word to Jews and Gentiles, after his resurrection from the dead, and ascension to heaven, and the pouring forth of his Spirit on the day of Pentecost; that as the Lord came from the places here mentioned, when he gave the law on Mount Sinai, so he would send forth his Gospel out of Zion and Jerusalem, and go forth himself along with it, riding in his glory, and in his majesty, conquering and to conquer; causing his ministers to triumph in him, and by them subdue multitudes of souls to him, both in Judea, and in the Gentile world, whereby his kingdom might appear in it: and the Holy One from Mount Paran; or, "even the Holy One" (x); that came or shined forth "from Mount Paran" formerly; for it was Christ then that appeared on Mount Sinai, and gave to Moses the lively oracles of God; see Psalm 68:17 he, as he is truly God, God manifest in the flesh, "Immanuel", God with us; so he is the holy One of God, infinitely and essentially holy, as a divine Person; and holy, and harmless, and without sin in his human nature and life; and is the sanctifier and sanctification of his people. and what keeper of sheep will be able to keep his place before me? - King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan God comes from Teman, And the Holy One from Mount Paran. Selah stands here in the middle of the verse. His splendor covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise. Most everyone knows the Christian’s response to this question: “God is eternal. Douay-Rheims Bible God will come from the south, and the holy one from mount Pharan: His glory covered the heavens, and the earth is full of his praise. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. You and I both need to be forgiven and reconciled to the only true God. It implies a change of the modulation. This is obvious from Micah 4:2, according to which Zion will tower above all the mountains, because the law of the Lord issues from it. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. The just will live, by faith in God. From Teman - "God shall come," as He came of old, clothed with majesty and power; but it was not mere power. (Isaiah 63:1-4). Still wondring wher is theS The fruit of this adoption of the word of the Lord will be, that they will not longer fight out their disputes with weapons of war, but let Jehovah judge and settle them, and thus acknowledge Him as their King and Judge. amen and AMEN. DRB: God will come from the south, and the holy one from mount Pharan: His glory covered the heavens, and the earth is full of his praise. Where did God come from? CARING.GOD??? The words "sit under his vine" are taken from 1 Kings 5:5 (cf. God came from Teman, and the Holy One from Mount Paran. 4. Perhaps the most frightening picture of the coming of the Lord is in Isaiah 63, where he too says that God comes to us from Edom…. God came - literally, shall come From Teman - “ God shall come,” as He came of old, clothed with majesty and power; but it was not mere power. (u) "sicuti olim ex Theman", Van Till. Gen. 21:21). Urbin. The desire for salvation, therefore, is the motive which prompts them to this pilgrimage; for they desire instruction in the ways of the Lord, that they may walk in them. Some understand it as a pause or full stop, denoting attention to something said that is remarkable; and others take it to be a note, directing the singer to the elevation of his voice, where it stands; and so it is no other than a musical note; hence the Septuagint render it A very learned man (e) has wrote a dissertation upon it, showing that it is one of the names of God; and used differently, as the sense requires, either in the vocative case, as "Selah", that is, O God; or in the other cases, of God, to God, &c.: his glory covered the heavens; that is, the glory of God, the Holy One, when he came, or should come: this was true of him when he descended on Mount Sinai, and his glory abode upon it; and the sight of his glory was like devouring fire; and the elders saw the God of Israel, under whose feet was as a paved work of sapphire, and as the body of heaven in its clearness; yea, so great as to make the light and glory of the celestial bodies useless, even to cover and hide the shining of them; see Exodus 24:10 and may respect the glorious appearances at the birth of Christ, when the heavenly host descended, and sung Glory to God in the highest, and when the glory of the Lord shone round about the shepherds, Luke 2:9 and at his baptism, when the heavens were opened, the Father's voice was heard, and the Spirit descended on Christ, as a dove; and at his transfiguration, when his face shone as the sun; and Moses and Elias appeared in glorious forms, and a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice was heard from the excellent Glory, Matthew 3:16 or rather it may be, this may respect Christ as the brightness of his Father's glory, and the glory of God in the face of Christ, as set forth in the light of the glorious Gospel of Christ, when carried throughout the world by his apostles; whereby his glory was so spread in it, that the heavens were covered with it, and declared it; yea, it was set above the heavens, and the name of the Lord became excellent in all the earth, as follows; see Psalm 19:1. and the earth was full of his praise; with the words of his praise, as the Targum; so the fame of the mighty things done by the Lord in Egypt, at the Red sea, and in the wilderness, for his people, reached the nations of the world, and especially those of the land of Canaan, and struck them with awe and dread, Joshua 2:9 and the fame of Christ, his miracles and doctrines, went through the land of Israel, and all Syria; and multitudes glorified God, and praised him for what was done by him, Matthew 4:23 and more especially the earth was filled with his glory and praise when his Gospel was carried into all the parts of it by his apostles; which occasioned universal joy to all sensible sinners, and filled their hearts and mouths with praise to God for such a Saviour, and for such blessings of grace and good things that came by him: or, "the earth was full of his light" (f); of the light of his Gospel, and of the knowledge of himself by it. Now that’s theologically correct and it’s Biblically sound for Habakkuk said, "I saw him when he left the hills of Teman, the holy one from mount Paran” And Teman simply means nothing or no where. and his praise filled the earth. Young's Literal Translation. 3. Concerning Jesus, the Bible boldly states that he was always God along with the Father. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. His glory covered the heavens and his praise filled the earth." it is the resentment of perceived disenfranchisement, the feeling of being cheated out of home, land, inheritance, etc  by the evil Jews. In fact, God created matter. But God is not matter. God came - literally, shall come From Teman - “ God shall come,” as He came of old, clothed with majesty and power; but it was not mere power. Pause. He did not ‘come from’ anywhere.” Although atheists may think that this answer is unscientific and merely an attempt to avoid the question, in truth, observation and reason declare otherwise. Jerom says he heard a Hebrew man discourse on this passage, thus, "that Bethlehem lies to the south, where the Lord and Saviour was born: and that he it is of whom it is here said, "the Lord shall come from the south"; that is, shall be born in Bethlehem, and thence arise; and because he who is born in Bethlehem formerly gave the law on Mount Sinai, he is "the Holy One" that came from "Mount Paran"; seeing Paran is a place near to Mount Sinai; and the word "Selah" signifies "always"; and the sense is, he who is born in Bethlehem, and who on Mount Sinai, that is, on Mount Paran, gave the law, always is the author and giver of all blessings, past, present, and to come.''. Esau went on to found a great people, the Edomites, but for the most part it was a people estranged from the God of the Bible. NRS Habakkuk 3:3 God came from Teman, the Holy One from Mount Paran. Mount Paran (he says (c)) is thick and shady, near to Mount Sinai, and even "contiguous", as it should seem to be from Deuteronomy 33:2 to which the reference is here. 91. 1. Prophecy is being fulfilled, the end is hurtling at all of us, the most important question is , “are you right with God”? Who will hear the cries of those innocents beheaded by ISIS and ISIL, other than God? Zechariah 3:10), and אין מחריד from the promise in Leviticus 26:6. Those who believe shall not worry destruction is not for them, only the wicked. this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? The emigration (The Hijra) of the Muslims was foretold in the Bible. Habbakuk was troubled by the immorality of his own people, Judah. p. 431, 477, 908. "Teman" is also used as a proper name of a person, the firstborn of Eliphaz who was the firstborn of Esau, see Gen 36:11,15,42, and in I Chron 1:36,53. Selah John 1:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful. And his brightness was as the light; he had horns coming out of his hand: and there was the hiding of his power. "God came from Teman, The holy One from mount paran. For the words וכתּתוּ וגו compare Joel 3:10, where the summons to the nations to a decisive conflict with the kingdom of God is described as turning the instruments of agriculture into weapons of war. I am wondering where are the MERCYfull God? May God have mercy on them and turn them unto Him! Answer: A common argument from atheists and skeptics is that if all things need a cause, then God must also need a cause. Darby Bible Translation God came from Teman, And the holy one from mount Paran. LOVING ,FORGIVING.PASSIONATE. In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The passage appears to refer to God's manifestations of Himself in the days of Moses and the wilderness wanderings of Israel. The center of the whole picture is, as Micah and Isaiah had prophesied that it was to be, a new revelation Isa 2:3; Micah 4:2: "The law shall go forth from Zion, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem." All things came into being through Him, and not even one thing that was created came into being without Him. 5 Before him went the pestilence, and burning coals went forth at his feet. In this verse, I believe the word "teman" should not have been capitalized, since it suggests a city named after a grandson of Esau. The temple mountain, or Zion, will be so exalted above all the mountains and hills, that it will appear to be founded upon the top of the mountains. Such a uncaring God? "Through a new revelation of the Lord, which is made upon it, and which leaves the older revelations far behind, whether made upon Sinai or upon itself, Zion becomes the greatest and loftiest mountain in the world" (Caspari), and the mountain seen from afar, to which "nations" stream, and not merely the one nation of Israel. Obadiah 1:9 Your mighty men, Teman, will be dismayed, to the end that everyone may be cut off from the mountain of Esau by slaughter. Here is what the Bible says about who made God: God is eternal . (z) De locis Hebr. His brilliant splendor fills the heavens, and the earth is filled with his praise.  I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction: and the curtains of the land of Midian did tremble. In the second passage, the Song of Deborah, Seir and the field of Edom are the place whence God came forth; Sinai melted Judges 5:4-5 at His presence. Scripture states, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God . As I write this Edomites all around the middle east are celebrating with candies, gunfire, and gifts of food and drink, the ambush and killing of eight Israeli’s on a public bus. we are living in the final days and Babylonia the great is in the mist of falling as we breathe. Bible Gateway Recommends. God’s answer was a revelation, that there were only two kinds of people on the earth, those who are proud, and those who believe and are justified. When he petitioned the LORD,  God assured him that He too was concerned about Judah and was going to use the Babylonians to punish them. Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat?I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come. from Teman—the country south of Judea and near Edom, in which latter country Mount Paran was situated [Henderson]. 19 So he went back with him, and ate bread in his house, and drank water. King James Version (KJV) Public Domain . Did He die as God, or did He die as Man? All this, however incredible it might appear, not only for the Israel of that time, but even now under the Christian dispensation, will assuredly take place, for the mouth of Jehovah the true God has spoken it.

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