Eyelids of the Morning
Eyelids of the Dawn
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Eyelids of the Morning
EYELIDS OF THE MORNING Phrase meaning “the glow of dawn” used to describe the eyes of Leviathan (Job 41:18). See Leviathan.
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Eyelids of the Morning
eyelids of the morning. This phrase is the KJV’s literal rendering of Hebrew ʿapʿappê-šāḥar, which occurs twice in the OT (Job 3:9; 41:18; NRSV, “eyelids of the dawn”). The expression seems to refer to the gradual appearance of sunlight culminating in sunrise itself (thus NIV, “the rays of dawn”).
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
EYELIDS OF THE MORNING [עַפְעַפֵּי־שָׁחַרʿafʿappe-shakhar]. In Job 3:9, this image can be understood as symbolically referring to night that awaits the eyes of its partner, the dawn; but Job’s curse threatens this bond and the alternation of day and night, and so also threatens the foundation of creation