The New Comment
This explains the general theme of this revelation: gives the dramatis personaei, so to speak.
It is cosmographically, the conception of the two ultimate ideas; space, and that which occupies space.
It will however appear later that these two ideas may be resolved into one, that of matter; with space, its “condition” or “form”, included therein. This leaves the idea of ‘motion’ for Hadit, whose interplay with Nuit makes the universe.
Time should perhaps be considered as a particular kind or dimension of space.
Further, this verse is to be taken with the next. The “company of heaven” is mankind, and its “unveiling” is the assertion of the independent godhead of every man and every woman!
Further, as Khabs (see v.8) is “star”, there is a further meaning; this Book is to reveal the Secret Self of a man, i.e., to initiate him.
- The characters of a play, novel, or narrative.