The glory of the YHVH (read Adonai) went up from within the city and stood for a time on the mountain which is East of it.

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The glory of THE ETERNAL AND PERSONAL GOD removed itself from the where the people live, but it paused to mourn for a time at a place of strength as if to say, “Don’t try to follow me;” it was heading toward the place where life and everything good comes from, the place it had originated. That meant it probably wasn’t coming back.



East was for the people of that time the most important direction. Whereas our maps are oriented to the North, their maps were based to the East. Since the sun comes up in the East and all life requires energy from the sun, ancient peoples saw the East as the source of life and all that accompanies life.