1And as the sun was setting, behold, smoke as from a furnace. 2And the angels who had the divided victims rose up from the top of the smoking furnace. 3And the angel took me by the right hand, and he set me on the right wing of the pigeon, and he himself sat on the left wing of the turtle-dove – neither of which had been slaughtered or divided. 4,5And he took me up to the edge of a fiery flame. And we went up, as if borne aloft by many winds, to the heaven established on the expanses. 6And I saw in the air, on the height to which we went up, 1 And we went up … we went up = JK: S ‘And we went up on the height’. a great light, which is indescribable. 7And behold, by that light I saw a burning fire of people – many people, males all of them, changing their appearance and their form, 2 changing …form = Sinod. 211: S is corrupt. running hither and thither as they changed their form, and worshipping and crying out in a language 3 Lit. ‘with a voice of words’. I did not know.