New Defender's Study Bible Notes
3:3 Teman. “Teman” is synonymous with the land of Edom, and “Paran” is in the adjacent Sinai wilderness. Habakkuk here refers partially to God’s leading His people in their Exodus from Egypt, with the veiled revelation of His glory on Mount Sinai. However, the dramatic events described following the “Selah” pause did not take place at that time. Its literal fulfillment must be at His glorious coming following the great tribulation of the end-times. It seems that Habakkuk’s prophetic vision, on which his psalm was based, contained a blending of both God’s past miraculous deliverances of His people and also the future deliverances of which these had been a type.