rom there I went on towards the extremities of the earth; where I saw large beasts different from each other, and birds various in their countenances and forms, as well as with notes of different sounds.
To the east of these beasts I perceived the extremities of the earth, where heaven ceased. The gates of heaven stood open,
and I beheld the celestial stars come forth. I numbered them as they proceeded out of the gate, and wrote them all down, as they came out one by one according to their number. I wrote down
their names altogether, their times and their seasons, as the angel Uriel, who was with me, pointed them out to me.
He showed them all to me, and wrote down an account of
them. He also wrote down for me their names, their regulations, and their operations.