What does Cloud mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
הֶעָנָ֖ן cloud 8
הֶֽעָנָן֙ cloud 7
νεφέλη a cloud. 5
νεφέλην a cloud. 5
νεφέλης a cloud. 5
הֶעָנָ֑ן cloud 4
הֶֽעָנָ֔ן cloud 4
νεφέλῃ a cloud. 3
הֶֽעָנָ֛ן cloud 3
בָּעֲרָפֶֽל cloud 2
עָנָ֖ן cloud 2
בֶּֽעָנָ֔ן cloud 2
בֶּֽעָנָ֑ן cloud 2
בֶּעָנָֽן cloud 2
עֲנָנֽוֹ cloud 2
עָנָ֣ן cloud 2
בֶּעָנָ֣ן cloud 2
בֶּעָנָן֮ cloud 1
עָנָ֗ן cloud 1
כֶּעָנָ֛ן cloud 1
כֶּֽעָנָ֖ן cloud 1
עֲנָנָ֑ה cloud 1
הֶעָנָ֤ן cloud 1
עֲנַֽן־ cloud 1
הֶעָנָ֛ן cloud 1
כַּעֲנַן־ cloud 1
כַּֽעֲנַן־ cloud 1
עָנָ֔ן cloud 1
עָנָ֤ן ׀ cloud 1
וְכֶעָנָ֖ן cloud 1
וַעֲנָֽנְךָ֙ cloud 1
עָ֭נָן cloud 1
וְהֶעָנָ֗ן cloud 1
עֲנַ֣ן cloud 1
הֶ֠עָנָן cloud 1
וַעֲנַ֧ן cloud 1
בֶֽעָנָן֙ cloud 1
עָ֛ב darkness 1
הֶ֣עָנָ֔ן cloud 1
עָנָ֑ן cloud 1
עָ֥ב darkness 1
עָ֔ב darkness 1
כָעָב֙ darkness 1
כָּעָ֣ב darkness 1
וּ֝כְעָ֗ב darkness 1
כְּעָ֣ב darkness 1
יָעִ֨יב (Hiphil) to becloud. 1
וְהֶעָנָ֥ן cloud 1
הֶֽעָנָ֑ן cloud 1
וְהַמַּשְׂאֵ֗ת uprising 1
וּבֶעָנָ֖ן cloud 1
מַשְׂאַ֥ת uprising 1
וְהֶעָנָ֣ן cloud 1
עָנָ֥ן cloud 1
הֶֽעָנָ֣ן cloud 1
עָנָן֙ cloud 1
νέφος a cloud 1
וְעָנָ֑ן cloud 1
הֶֽעָנָן֒ cloud 1
וְעָנָ֤ן cloud 1
הֶעָנָֽן cloud 1
עֲנַ֨ן cloud 1
עָנָ֤ן cloud 1
כְּעָ֥ב darkness 1
בֶעָנָ֜ן cloud 1

Definitions Related to Cloud

H6051


   1 Cloud, cloudy, Cloud-mass.
      1a Cloud-mass (of theophanic Cloud).
      1b Cloud.
      

G3507


   1 a Cloud.
      1a used of the Cloud which led the Israelites in the wilderness.
      Additional Information: For synonyms see entry 3509, nephos.
      See entry 5866 for comparison of synonyms.
      

H6205


   1 Cloud, heavy or dark Cloud, darkness, gross darkness, thick darkness.
   

H4864


   1 uprising, utterance, burden, portion, uplifting.
      1a that which rises, uprising, uplifting, signal, rising.
      1b utterance, oracle.
      1c burden.
      1d portion, present, largesse, gift, contribution, offering, tribute.
      

H5645


   1 darkness, Cloud, thicket.
      1a dark Cloud.
      1b Cloud mass.
      1c thicket (as refuge).
      

H5743


   1 (Hiphil) to becloud.
   

H6053


   1 Cloud, cloudy.
   

G3509


   1 a Cloud, a large dense multitude, a throng.
      1a used to denote a great shapeless collection of vapour obscuring the heavens as opposed to a particular and definite masses of vapour with some form or shape.
      1b a Cloud in the sky.
      Additional Information: For synonyms see entry 3507, nephele.
      See entry 5866 for comparison of synonyms.
      

Frequency of Cloud (original languages)

Frequency of Cloud (English)

Dictionary

Baker's Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Cloud, Cloud of the Lord
The Old Testament. The Literal Cloud . Natural phenomena involving clouds are depicted occasionally in the Old Testament, but far from being only "natural," these are invariably linked with the direct activity of God. Especially in the books of Job and Psalms, cloud-related phenomena are described as evidence of God's mighty, wondrous works and inscrutable ways (Job 22:14 ; 26:8-9 ; 35:5 ; 36:28-29 ; 37:11,15-16,18 ; 38:9,34 , 36-37 ; Psalm 77:17 ; 147:8 ). The rainbow in the clouds is a sign of the covenant (Genesis 9:13-14,16 ), and clouds themselves are presented as witnesses to the surety of the covenant with David (Psalm 89:37 ). Withholding of rain from the clouds is seen as divine activity in fulfillment of the covenant curses (Isaiah 5:6 ; Leviticus 26:19 ; cf. Deuteronomy 28:23-24 ), and the restoring of rain after drought is the sign of God's removing the covenant curse from Israel (1 Kings 18:44-45 ; cf. Zechariah 10:1 ).
The Metaphorical Cloud . The biblical writers frequently employ phenomena of cloud formation and activity in order to metaphorically illustrate aspects of their theological message. In a positive sense, clouds represent unlimited extent (of God's faithfulness and truth, Psalm 36:5 ; 57:10 ; 108:4 ; of Babylon's judgment, Jeremiah 51:9 ); life-giving refreshment (of the king's favor, Proverbs 16:15 ); a normal occurrence (cycle of nature, Ecclesiastes 11:3 ); shade or shelter (from the "heat" of the ruthless, Isaiah 25:5 ); calm (of the Lord in his heavenly sanctuary, Isaiah 18:4 ); covering or concealment (of Israel's sins in forgiveness, Isaiah 44:22 ); speed and mobility (of the Gentiles "flying" to Mount Zion, Isaiah 60:8 ); and an abundant outpouring (of the "rain" of righteousness, Isaiah 45:8 , and of manna in the wilderness, Psalm 78:23 ).
In a negative sense, clouds are used to symbolize prideful self-exaltation (of the wicked, Numbers 9:15-16 ; of Satan, Isaiah 14:14 ); misery or gloom (at the day of Job's birth, Job 3:5 ; at the day of the Lord, Isaiah 60:2 ; Jeremiah 13:16 ; Ezekiel 30:3 ; 34:12 ; Joel 2:2 ; Zephaniah 1:15 ); pervasiveness (of enemy invasion, Ezekiel 38:9,16 ); transitoriness (of Job's prosperity and life, Job 7:9 ; 30:15 ; of Israel's love and life, Hosea 6:4 ; 13:3 ); futile, idle activity (Ecclesiastes 11:4 ); dimness (of eyesight in old age, Ecclesiastes 12:2 ; of a nation's splendor following divine judgment, Lamentations 2:1 ; Ezekiel 30:18 ); swiftness (of divine judgment, Jeremiah 4:13 ); and covering or concealing (of divine mercy in judgment, Lamentations 3:44 ).
The Theophanic Cloud . The most common usage of the Hebrew terms for cloud comes in the context of divine theophany. By far the largest group (about fifty occurrences) of these refer to the visible manifestation of the divine presence during Israel's exodus from Egypt and wilderness wandering. This sign of God's presence is termed variously: pillar of cloud (Exodus 13:21-22 , ; plus eleven times), pillar of fire and cloud (Exodus 14:24 ); a thick cloud (Exodus 19:9,16 ), the cloud (Exodus 14:20 , plus thirty-three times); and the cloud of the Lord (Exodus 40:38 ; Numbers 10:34 ).
The pillar of cloud motif-set forth in the exodus account and expanded in the prophetic announcements of a new exodus after the Babylonian exile-encompasses a rich complex of theological meanings and functions: guidance/leading (of Israel out of Egypt and through the wilderness to Canaan, Exodus 13:21 ; Numbers 14:14 ; Nehemiah 9:12 ; Psalm 78:14 ); a signal for movement (breaking and setting up camp, Exodus 40:36-37 ; Numbers 9:17-23 ); protection from danger (as a barrier of darkness between Israel and the Egyptians, Exodus 14:19-20 ); the sustained, immediate, personal presence of Yahweh/the angel of the Lord (Exodus 13:22 ; 14:19,24 ; 40:38 ; Job 20:6 ); an agency of summons (to battle, Numbers 10:34-35 ; and to worship, Exodus 33:10 ); both a concealment and manifestation of divine glory (Exodus 16:10 ; 19:9,16 ; 20:21 ; 24:15-18 ; 34:5 ; Deuteronomy 4:11 ; 5:22 ); the place of propositional revelation (as an oracular cloud, Exodus 33:9 ; Psalm 99:7 ); the dwelling place/throne of divinity (over the tabernacle, Numbers 9:18,22 ; 10:11 ; and in particular, over the mercy seat, Leviticus 16:2 ); the locus of cultic theophany (for the investiture of the seventy elders and Joshua, Numbers 11:25 ; Deuteronomy 31:15 ; for the inauguration of the tabernacle, Exodus 40:34-35 ); shade/protection from the sun or storm (Numbers 10:34 ; Psalm 105:39 ; Isaiah 4:5 ); illumination (as a pillar of fire by night, Exodus 14:20 ; Numbers 9:15 ); and an agency of legal investigation and/or executive judgment (against Israel's enemies, Exodus 14:24 ; and against rebels within Israel, Numbers 12:5,10 ; 16:42 ).
Clouds are depicted in other Old Testament theophanies. At creation Yahweh makes the clouds his chariots (Psalm 104:3 ). The Song of Deborah describes the appearance of Yahweh in a thunderstorm (Judges 5:4 ). Answering David's plea for help, Yahweh rides upon a cherub from his heavenly temple with thick clouds as his canopy (Psalm 18:11 ). Clouds are Yahweh's swift chariot as he executes judgment upon Egypt (Isaiah 19:1 ). Nahum's theophanic vision portrays clouds as the dust of Yahweh's feet (1:3). In Ezekiel's inaugural vision, Yahweh emerges from a great cloud riding upon his celestial palanquin (1:4,28), and the temple is filled with a cloud some fourteen months later when the covenant lawsuit is completed and executive judgment is about to be poured out (10:3-4).
The Eschatological/Apocalyptic Cloud . The eschatological day of the Lord is several times described as a day of cloud-mass and dark storm cloud for the nation(s) being judged (Ezekiel 34:12 ; Joel 2:2 ; Zephaniah 1:15 ; cf. Ezekiel 30:2 ). On that day the anger of Yahweh will burn with "a thick rising (smoke-) cloud" (Isaiah 30:27 ). Clouds of theophany are also associated with eschatological judgment/salvation (Isaiah 4:5 ; Nahum 1:3 ).
The New Testament. The Literal/Metaphorical Cloud . The only New Testament reference to literal cloud phenomena is Jesus' graphic contrast between his hearers' ability to interpret the meaning of a cloud rising in the west-that a shower is coming-and their inability to interpret the present time (Luke 12:54 ). Metaphorical cloud references in the New Testament include Jude's depiction of the unstable, deceptive, false teachers as waterless clouds, carried along by winds (v. 12), and Hebrews' portrayal of the many worthy of faith as a great "cloud of witnesses" (12:1).
The Theophanic/Eschatological Cloud . The remaining twenty-two New Testament occurrences of the word "cloud" appear in the context of theophany, and encompass six theologically crucial, eschatologically related events or visionary scenes in salvation history: (1) the pillar of cloud at the exodus, viewed as a type of Christian baptism in the time of eschatological fulfillment (1 Corinthians 10:1-2 ); (2) Jesus' transfiguration, as a foretaste of the kingdom of God, during which the Father appears and speaks in a cloud (Matthew 17:5 ; Mark 9:7 ; Luke 9:34 ); (3) Jesus' ascension, explained by the angels as a paradigm for his return (Acts 1:9 ); (4) the "mighty angel" descending from heaven wrapped in a cloud, announcing (against the eschatological backdrop of Daniel 12:7 ) that time should be no longer (Revelation 10:1 ); (5) the two resurrected witnesses ascending to heaven in a cloud, described in the context of the eschatological measuring of the temple of God (Revelation 11:12 ); and (6) Jesus' parousia, against the backdrop of Daniel 7:13 , as the Son of Man coming with/on/in a cloud/the clouds/the clouds of heaven (Matthew 24:30 ; 26:64 ; Mark 13:26 ; 14:62 ; Luke 12:54 ; 21:27 ; 1 Thessalonians 4:17 ; Revelation 1:7 ; 14:14-16 ).
Richard M. Davidson
Bibliography . T. W. Mann, JBL 90 (1971): 15-30; A. Oepke, TDNT, 4:902-10; L. Sabourin, BTB 4 (1974): 290-311; R. B. Y. Scott, NTS 5 (1958-59): 127-32; idem, ZAW 64 (1952): 11-25; E. F. Sutcliffe, VT 3 (1953): 99-103.
Webster's Dictionary - Cloud-Built
(a.) Built of, or in, the clouds; airy; unsubstantial; imaginary.
Webster's Dictionary - Cloud-Capped
(a.) Having clouds resting on the top or head; reaching to the clouds; as, cloud-capped mountains.
Webster's Dictionary - Cloud-Burst
(n.) A sudden copious rainfall, as the whole cloud had been precipitated at once.
Webster's Dictionary - Cloud-Compeller
(n.) Cloud-gatherer; - an epithet applied to Zeus.
Webster's Dictionary - Cloud
(1):
(n.) A dark vein or spot on a lighter material, as in marble; hence, a blemish or defect; as, a cloud upon one's reputation; a cloud on a title.
(2):
(v. i.) To grow cloudy; to become obscure with clouds; - often used with up.
(3):
(n.) That which has a dark, lowering, or threatening aspect; that which temporarily overshadows, obscures, or depresses; as, a cloud of sorrow; a cloud of war; a cloud upon the intellect.
(4):
(v. t.) To mark with, or darken in, veins or sports; to variegate with colors; as, to cloud yarn.
(5):
(v. t.) To darken or obscure, as if by hiding or enveloping with a cloud; hence, to render gloomy or sullen.
(6):
(v. t.) To overspread or hide with a cloud or clouds; as, the sky is clouded.
(7):
(n.) A large, loosely-knitted scarf, worn by women about the head.
(8):
(n.) A collection of visible vapor, or watery particles, suspended in the upper atmosphere.
(9):
(n.) A mass or volume of smoke, or flying dust, resembling vapor.
(10):
(v. t.) To blacken; to sully; to stain; to tarnish; to damage; - esp. used of reputation or character.
(11):
(n.) A great crowd or multitude; a vast collection.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Pillar of Cloud And Fire
Visible evidence of God's presence with Israel during the Exodus and wilderness wanderings (Exodus 14:24 ; Exodus 33:9-10 ; Numbers 12:5 ; Deuteronomy 31:15 ). As a sign of God's presence, the pillar of cloud and fire was associated with divine actions: salvation (Exodus 14:19-20 ); revelation (Exodus 33:9-10 ; Psalm 99:7 ); judgment (Numbers 12:5 ); commissioning (Deuteronomy 31:15 ). Nehemiah used the pillar as a sign of God's faithfulness (Nehemiah 9:12 ,Nehemiah 9:12,9:19 ). Psalm 99:7 reflects an otherwise unknown tradition that the pillar abided with Israel until the time of Samuel. Jesus' self-presentation as the incarnate Light of the world ( John 8:12 ) recalls the guiding light of the wilderness wanderings. In Jesus' day, the celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles (John 7:2 ) included the lighting of great, golden lamps in the Temple court as a reminder of the pillar of fire and cloud. Jesus as the living Light challenged persons to follow Him as Israel had followed God's earlier light.
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Cloud
CLOUD . In Scripture, as with us, the clouds are the visible masses of aqueous vapour, darkening the heavens, sources of rain and fertility, telling the present state of the weather or indicating a coming change. They serve also for figures of instability and transitoriness ( Hosea 6:4 ), calamity ( Lamentations 2:1 ), the gloom of old age ( Ecclesiastes 12:2 ), great height ( Job 20:6 ), immense numbers ( Hebrews 12:1 ). The following points should be noted. 1. The poetic treatment in Job. The waters are bound up securely in the clouds, so that the rain does not break through ( Job 26:8 ); when the ocean issues from chaos like a new-born child, God wraps it in the swaddling-bands of clouds ( Job 38:9 ); the laws of their movements are impenetrable mysteries ( Job 36:29 , Job 37:16 , Job 38:37 ). 2. The cloud indicates the presence of God, and at the same time veils the insufferable brightness of His glory ( Exodus 16:10 ; Exodus 19:9 etc.). Similarly the bright cloud betokens the Father’s presence, and His voice is heard speaking from it ( Matthew 17:5 ). But a dark cloud would effectually hide Him, and thus furnishes a figure for displeasure ( Lamentations 3:44 ). At Revelation 10:1 the cloud is an angel’s glorious robe. 3. The pillar of cloud and fire directs and protects the journeyings of the Exodus ( Exodus 13:21 , Psalms 105:39 ). This corresponds with the fact that armies and caravans have frequently been directed by signals of fire and smoke. 4. The cloud alternates with the cherub as Jahweh’s chariot ( Psalms 18:10 , Isaiah 19:1 ). Indeed, the cherub is a personification of the thunder-cloud. The Messianic people and the Messiah Himself sweep through the heaven with clouds ( Daniel 7:13 , Mark 14:62 , Revelation 1:7 ), or on the clouds ( Matthew 26:64 ): hence the later Jews identified Anani (= ‘He of the clouds,’ 1 Chronicles 3:24 ) with the Messiah. The saints are to be caught up in the clouds ( 1 Thessalonians 4:17 ). The Messiah’s throne is a white cloud ( Revelation 14:14 ). 5. In the ‘Cloud Vision’ of Apoc. [1] Bar 53 73, the cloud from which the twelve streams of water pour is ‘the wide world which the Almighty created’ a very peculiar piece of imagery.
J. Taylor.
Easton's Bible Dictionary - Cloud
The Hebrew so rendered means "a covering," because clouds cover the sky. The word is used as a symbol of the Divine presence, as indicating the splendour of that glory which it conceals (Exodus 16:10 ; 33:9 ; Numbers 11:25 ; 12:5 ; Job 22:14 ; Psalm 18:11 ). A "cloud without rain" is a proverbial saying, denoting a man who does not keep his promise (Proverbs 16:15 ; Isaiah 18:4 ; 25:5 ; Jude 1:12 ). A cloud is the figure of that which is transitory (Job 30:15 ; Hosea 6:4 ). A bright cloud is the symbolical seat of the Divine presence (Ex.29:42,43; 1 Kings 8:10 ; 2 Chronicles 5:14 ; Ezekiel 43:4 ), and was called the Shechinah (q.v.). Jehovah came down upon Sinai in a cloud (Exodus 19:9 ); and the cloud filled the court around the tabernacle in the wilderness so that Moses could not enter it (Exodus 40:34,35 ). At the dedication of the temple also the cloud "filled the house of the Lord" (1 Kings 8:10 ). Thus in like manner when Christ comes the second time he is described as coming "in the clouds" (Matthew 17:5 ; 24:30 ; Acts 1:9,11 ). False teachers are likened unto clouds carried about with a tempest (2 Peter 2:17 ). The infirmities of old age, which come one after another, are compared by Solomon to "clouds returning after the rain" (Ecclesiastes 12:2 ). The blotting out of sins is like the sudden disappearance of threatening clouds from the sky (Isaiah 44:22 ). Cloud, the pillar of, was the glory-cloud which indicated God's presence leading the ransomed people through the wilderness (Exodus 13:22 ; 33:9,10 ). This pillar preceded the people as they marched, resting on the ark (Exodus 13:21 ; 40:36 ). By night it became a pillar of fire (Numbers 9:17-23 ).
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Cloud
Clouds fill an important place both in the O.T. and N.T. They were the celestial veil of the presence of God — His chariot, and the hiding place of His power. It pleased God to manifest His presence to Israel in a cloud. The PILLAR OF CLOUDguided the children of Israel through the wilderness. Exodus 40:34-38 . When they constructed the tabernacle Jehovah promised to appear in the cloud upon the mercy seat. Leviticus 16:2 . On special occasions Jehovah came down in a cloud, and spake unto Moses. Numbers 11:25 . At the dedication of the temple 'the cloud' filled the house so that the priests could not minister because of the cloud: "for the glory of Jehovah had filled the house of Jehovah." 1 Kings 8:10,11 : cf. Numbers 14:10 . This visible symbol of God's glory, is often called the SHECHINAH.The word is from the Aramaic shakan 'to rest.' The word does not occur in scripture, but is often used by Jewish and Christian writers as signifying the dwelling or resting place of Jehovah.
In the N.T. on the mount of Transfiguration, a cloud overshadowed those present, and "a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him." Luke 9:34,35 . At the ascension a cloud received the Lord out of their sight. Acts 1:9 . At rapture the dead and the living saints will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, 1 Thessalonians 4:17 , and when He comes to the earth He will come with clouds. Luke 21:27 ; Revelation 1:7 . In the future, one 'like unto the Son of man' will sit upon 'a white cloud,' and execute judgements upon the earth. Revelation 14:14-16 . The mighty God who dwells in light unapproachable by man manifested His presence shrouded by clouds.
Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Cloud
Isaiah 44:22 (a) This is a type of the multitude of sins in the sinner's life. They are so many that they resemble a thick cloud in GOD's sight.
Hosea 6:4 (a) It is descriptive of the evanescent and transient character of the good deeds of these people. Their goodness passes away quickly as a cloud is dispersed by the early sun.
Joel 2:2 (b) This is typical of the shades and shadows of sorrow which often come quickly into human life and hide the sunshine. More directly, a type of the day when the enemies of Israel would overwhelm her and destroy her land.
Nahum 1:3 (b) This indicates the presence of GOD when sorrows and difficulties appear in our lives. These are compared to clouds of dust that are raised on a country road when a traveler passes by. The dust indicates the presence of the person. So when we see the difficulties, problems and distresses arise in our lives we may know that our Lord is there, and is in control.
1 Thessalonians 4:17 (a) As the cloud of dust in the road tells that someone is coming, so it may be literal in that we actually are (and of course shall be). caught up through the clouds when we go to meet our Lord. It may be figurative indicating that there will be a group or a "cloud" caught up from the different communities, cities, and cemeteries, there being so many that they will resemble clouds.
Hebrews 12:1 (a) This cloud evidently refers to the group of witnesses mentioned in the previous chapter. There were all of these and more - so many that they are compared to a cloud.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Cloud
CLOUD.—The cloud appears in the Gospels at our Lord’s Transfiguration (Matthew 17:5 || Mark 9:7, Luke 9:34) and (if we may treat the first verses of the Book of Acts as practically part of St. Luke’s Gospel) at His Ascension (Acts 1:9). Twice also it has a place in His own prediction of His coming again (Matthew 24:30 || Mark 13:26 || Luke 21:27, Matthew 26:64 || Mark 14:62).
The most interesting occurrence of this cloud is that in connexion with the Ascension; but it is its appearance above the Mount of Transfiguration that rules the interpretation of its significance. For there a voice comes out of it which is that of the Heavenly Father: it is seen to be the veil of the Divine Presence. Veiling the glory which no mortal might see and live, veiling yet revealing the Presence of God, the cloud has two aspects, of which the greater and more characteristic is not the negative one of veiling, but that positive aspect in which it attests and manifests the Divine Presence. To come under its shadow (a ‘shadow,’ it would seem, of light, since it was νεφέλη φωτεινή) awoke in the disciples the dread felt by Jacob at Bethel. And for the same reason—that this cloud is a ‘gate of heaven,’ at which a man may stand to hear the voice of God. Here, in this bright cloud, the two spheres, earthly and heavenly, open upon each other. The cloud is less a veil than a lifting of the veil. Here the invisible barrier becomes a portal of heaven, through which may come the voice of the Almighty, and entering by which Christ is passed into heaven. It is a ‘cloud of heaven’: with earth and human life upon this side of it, and on the other side (not sky and stars, but) the invisible things of God, the heavenly sphere, the other world.
Thus in our Lord’s Ascension we do not conceive of Him as ‘going up’ farther than would symbolize and declare His departure from this world: ‘He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight’—they saw Him go and they saw what door opened to receive Him. As identifying this cloud with ‘heaven,’ compare Acts 1:9, ‘a cloud received him,’ with Acts 1:11 ‘received up from you into heaven’: with which agrees 2 Peter 1:17-18, ‘there came a voice to him out of the excellent glory … and this voice we (ourselves) heard brought out of heaven.’ The voice out of the cloud was ‘out of heaven’—the disciples in beholding Christ enter the cloud ‘beheld him going into heaven.’
If for us the cloud is as a door which closes, a veil that hides (as God verily is a God that hideth Himself), this is of grace: ‘thou canst not follow me now’ (John 13:36)—‘ye cannot bear it now’ (John 16:12). And the cloud is, for Christ’s disciples, itself an excellent glory, since He is now passed within it (not behind as our earthly sun), filling it with brightness of light. He, our Redeemer and Advocate, the Lord who is our Brother, is now within the cloud that covers Sinai, that leads through the wilderness, that shines above the Mercy-seat; that is to say—in all that by which God draws near to man (in His law as in Sinai, in His providences as in the shepherding of Israel, in religious life and worship as in the Holiest of all), Christ is present, and the love which He has made known, bestowed and sealed. To His disciples the Law is no more a threat and fear, but is written upon the heart for honour and obedience; and God’s providence is trusted—the sheep follow, for they know His voice; and for the deep things of the soul there is a great High priest passed into the heavens, and they that know His name come boldly to the throne of grace.
Literature.—The Comm. in loc., esp. Swete on Mark 9:7; Ruskin, Frondes Agrestes, p. 178; Huntingdon, Christian Believing and Living, p. 168; Westcott, Revelat. of the Risen Lord, p. 180; Milligan, Ascension and Heavenly Priesthood of our Lord, p. 21 ff.; Paget, Studies in the Christian Character, p. 246 ff.
Arthur W. Wotherspoon.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Bow in the Cloud
See RAINBOW.
King James Dictionary - Cloud
CLOUD, n. I have not found this word in any other language. The sense is obvious--a collection.
1. A collection f visible vapor, or watery particles, suspended in the atmosphere, at some altitude. A like collection of vapors near the earth is usually called fog. I do set my bow in the cloud. Genesis 9 .
Behold, a white cloud. Revelation 14 .
2. A state of obscurity or darkness. 3. A collection of smoke, or a dense collection of dust, rising or floating in the air as a cloud of dust. A cloud of incense. Ezekiel 8 .
4. The dark or varied colors, in veins or spots, on stones or other bodies, are called clouds. 5. A great multitude a vast collection. Seeing we are encompassed with so great a cloud of witnesses. Hebrews 12 .
CLOUD, To overspread with a cloud or clouds as, the sky is clouded clouds intercept the rays of the sun. Hence,
2. To obscure to darken as, to cloud the day, or truth, or reason. 3. To darken in veins or spots to variegate with colors as clouded marble. 4. To make of a gloomy aspect to give the appearance of sullenness. What sullen fury clouds his scornful brow.
5. To sully to tarnish. CLOUD, To grow cloudy to become obscure with clouds sometimes followed by over as, the sky clouds over.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Cloud
Clouds in the air, I detain not the reader to notice, but the ministry of the cloud in the church of God, when the people went out of Egypt. I think the particularity of it, and the blessedness of it, demands the attention of the church in all ages. And more so, because the promise is still with the church, that "the Lord will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion (let the reader not overlook the every dwelling place), and upon her assemblies, a cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night, for upon all the glory shall be a defence." (Isaiah 4:5) When we consider the peculiarity of this cloud, when we read expressly who was in it, when we consider the wonderful progress of it in its ministry, then going before, and then shifting its station, as occasion required, and going behind, when we behold the striking account of its ministry, in the difference of its aspect of light to Israel, and darkness to the Egyptians, when we trace the history of it through all the wilderness dispensation of the church, and discover its blessed and beneficial influences to Israel, from Succoth even to Jordan, who but must exclaim, What hath God wrought! Surely, it is impossible for any reader, and every reader, to attend to the wonderful account without joining Moses, the man of God and saying, "Happy art thou, O Israel! who is like unto thee, O people saved of the Lord?" (Deuteronomy 33:29) Let the reader turn to those Scriptures, (Exodus 13:21-22; Exo 14:19-20; Exo 16:10; Numbers 12:5; Deuteronomy 31:15; Nehemiah 9:19; 1 Corinthians 10:1; 1Co 10:4) But when the reader hath paused over these Scriptures, and duly pondered the wonderous subject, I entreat him to carry on the blessed consideration (for it is, indeed, most blessed), as it concerns the Exodus, or going forth of the church of Jesus now. For is not the church the same? Is not Jesus's love to it the same? And doth he not go before it now in the pillar of cloud by day, and follow it in the pillar of fire by night, to guide, to bless, to protect, yea, himself to be the very supply to it, through all the eventful journies of its wilderness state, from the Succoth of the beginning of the spiritual life, even to Jordan, the river of natural death opening to glory? What though the cloud, in the miraculous movements of it as to Israel, is not seen, yet the Lord of the cloud, in his presence, grace, and love, is sensibly known and enjoyed. Surely, Old Testament saints had not advantages greater than New Testament believers. "We now with open face beholding, as in a glass, the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord." (2 Corinthians 3:18) We have the outer displays of the divine presence, in ordinances, and means of grace, and the blessed Scriptures of truth, like Israel's cloud. And we have the inward tokens, in the Lord himself in the midst, to bless and make himself known in his soul-comforting manifestations. This indeed, is the new creation the Lord promised upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon all her assemblies. Here it may be truly said, "upon all the glory shall be a defence." Precious Lord Jesus! whilst thou art thus gracious, and thus blessed, to thy church and people, we still behold the cloud, yea, now look; through by faith, and behold thee in the cloud, a wall of fire round about, and the glory, as thou didst promise, in the midst of Zion! (See Zechariah 2:8)
Vine's Expository Dictionary of OT Words - Cloud
‛Ânân (עָנָן, Strong's #6051), “cloud; fog; storm cloud; smoke.” Cognates of this word appear in Aramaic and Arabic. Its 87 appearances are scattered throughout the biblical material.The word commonly means “cloud mass.” ‛Ânân is used especially of the “cloud mass” that evidenced the special presence of God: “And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way …”(Exod. 13:21). In Exod. 34:5, this presence is represented by ‛ânân only: “And the Lord descended in the cloud, and stood with him [1] there, and proclaimed the name of the Lord.”
When the ark of the covenant was brought into the holy place, “The cloud filled the house of the Lord, so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the cloud: for the glory of the Lord had filled the house of the Lord” (1 Kings 8:10-11). Thus the “cloud” evidenced the presence of God’s glory. So the psalmist wrote that God was surrounded by “clouds and darkness” (Ps. 97:2); God appears as the controller and sovereign of nature. This description is somewhat parallel to the descriptions of Baal, the lord of the storm and god of nature set forth in Ugaritic mythology. The “cloud” is a sign and figure of “divine protection” (Isa. 4:5) and serves as a barrier hiding the fullness of divine holiness and glory, as well as barring sinful man’s approach to God (Lam. 3:44). Man’s relationship to God, therefore, is God-initiated and God-sustained, not humanly initiated or humanly sustained.
In its first biblical occurrence, ‛ânân is used in conjunction with God’s sign that He would never again destroy the earth by a flood: “I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth” (Gen. 9:13). Elsewhere, the transitory quality of a cloud is used to symbolize the loyalty (Hos. 6:4) and existence of Israel (13:3). In Isa. 44:22, God says that after proper punishment He will wipe out, “as a thick cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a cloud, thy sins.…”
‛Ânân can mean “storm cloud” and is used to symbolize “an invading force”: “Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee” (Ezek. 38:9; cf. Jer. 4:13). In Job 26:8, the storm cloud is said to be God’s: “He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them.” In several passages, the thick storm cloud and the darkness accompanying it are symbols of “gloom” (Ezek. 30:18) and/or “divine judgment” (Ezek. 30:3).
‛Ânân can represent the “smoke” arising from burning incense: “And he shall put the incense upon the fire before the Lord, that the cloud of the incense may cover the mercy seat that is upon the testimony, that he die not …” (Lev. 16:13). This “cloud of smoke” may represent the covering between God’s presence (above the mercy seat) and sinful man. If so, it probably also symbolizes the “divine glory.” On the other hand, many scholars feel it represents the human prayers offered up to God.
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Cloud
a collection of vapours suspended in the atmosphere. When the Israelites had left Egypt, God gave them a pillar of cloud to direct their march, Exodus 13:21-22 . According to Jerom, in his Epistle to Fabiola, this cloud attended them from Succoth; or, according to others, from Rameses; or, as the Hebrews say, only from Ethan, till the death of Aaron; or, as the generality of commentators are of opinion, to the passage of Jordan. This pillar was commonly in front of the Israelites; but at Pihahiroth, when the Egyptian army approached behind them, it placed itself between Israel and the Egyptians, so that the Egyptians could not come near the Israelites all night, Exodus 14:19-20 . In the morning, the cloud moving on over the sea, and following the Israelites who had passed through it, the Egyptians pressing after were drowned. From that time, this cloud attended the Israelites; it was clear and bright during night, in order to afford them light; but in the day it was thick and gloomy, to defend them from the excessive heats of the deserts. "The angel of God which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them,"
Exodus 14:19 . Here we may observe, that the angel and the cloud made the same motion, as it would seem, in company. The cloud by its motions gave the signal to the Israelites to encamp or to decamp. Where, therefore, it stayed, the people stayed till it rose again; then they broke up their camp, and followed it till it stopped. It was called a pillar, by reason of its form, which was high and elevated. Some interpreters suppose that there were two clouds, one to enlighten, the other to shade, the camp. The Lord appeared at Sinai in the midst of a cloud, Exodus 19:9 ; Exodus 24:5 ; and after Moses had built and consecrated the tabernacle, the cloud filled the court around it, so that neither Moses nor the priests could enter, Exodus 40:34-35 . The same happened at the dedication of the temple of Jerusalem by Solomon, 2 Chronicles 5:13 ; 1 Kings 8:10 . When the cloud appeared upon the tent, in front of which were held the assemblies of the people in the desert, it was then indicated that God was present; for the tent was a sign of God's presence. The angel descended in the cloud, and thence spoke to Moses, without being seen by the people, Exodus 16:10 ; Numbers 11:25 ; Numbers 16:5 . It is common in Scripture, when mentioning God's appearing, to represent him as encompassed with clouds, which serve as a chariot, and contribute to veil his dreadful majesty, Job 22:14 ; Isaiah 19:1 ; Matthew 17:5 ; Matthew 24:30 , &c; Psalms 18:11-12 ; Psalms 97:2 ; Psalms 104:3 . Cloud is also used for morning mists: "Your goodness is as a morning cloud; and as the early dew it goeth away," Hosea 6:4 ; Hosea 13:3 . Job, speaking of the chaos, says, that God had confined the sea or the water, as it were with a cloud, and covered it with darkness, as a child is wrapped in its blankets. The author of Sir_24:6 , used the same expression. The Son of God, at his second advent, is described as descending upon clouds, Matthew 24:30 ; Luke 11:27 ; Revelation 14:14-16 .
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Cloud
1: νέφος (Strong's #3509 — Noun Neuter — nephos — nef'-os ) denotes "a cloudy, shapeless mass covering the heavens." Hence, metaphorically, of "a dense multitude, a throng," Hebrews 12:1 .
2: νεφέλη (Strong's #3507 — Noun Feminine — nephele — nef-el'-ay ) "a definitely shaped cloud, or masses of clouds possessing definite form," is used, besides the physical element, (a) of the "cloud" on the mount of transfiguration, Matthew 17:5 ; (b) of the "cloud" which covered Israel in the Red Sea, 1 Corinthians 10:1,2 ; (c), of "clouds" seen in the Apocalyptic visions, Revelation 1:7 ; 10:1 ; 11:12 ; 14:14-16 ; (d) metaphorically in 2 Peter 2:17 , of the evil workers there mentioned; but RV, "and mists" (homichle), according to the most authentic mss. In 1 Thessalonians 4:17 , the "clouds" referred to in connection with the rapture of the saints are probably the natural ones, as also in the case of those in connection with Christ's Second Advent to the earth. See Matthew 24:30 ; 26:64 , and parallel passages. So at the Ascension, Acts 1:9 .
Holman Bible Dictionary - Cloud
Collection of moisture suspended in the skies over the earth and used by biblical writers to symbolize God's miraculous power and sovereignty as well as His judgment. Clouds carry the rainbow of God's covenant not to destroy the earth by flood (Genesis 9:14 ). On Mount Sinai God appeared in a dark cloud (Exodus 19:9 ; Exodus 24:15 ; Exodus 40:34 ; compare 1 Kings 8:10 ; 1 Samuel 12:17-18 ; Matthew 17:5 ). From May to September, Palestine has no rain or clouds, but God produced them for His people (Isaiah 4:5 ; 1 Kings 18:44 ). Clouds brought darkness, symbolizing disaster (Job 3:5 ; Lamentations 2:1 ; Lamentations 3:4 ; Ezekiel 32:7 ). They also vanished quickly in the sun, symbolizing the brief nature of human life (Job 7:9 ) but also the brief life of human sin when God forgives (Isaiah 44:22 ). They symbolize His sovereign power over all creation, even the heavenly bodies others would worship (Job 26:8-9 ). The rain cloud promised hope for the crops and thus symbolized grace and life (Proverbs 16:15 ). God came to His people, riding on the clouds (Nahum 1:3 ; compare 1 Samuel 22:10 ; Isaiah 19:1 ; Revelation 1:7 ). A sign of the last days is the coming of the Son of Man on a cloud (Luke 21:27 ), just as He went into heaven on a cloud (Acts 1:9 ). The great qualities of God can be described only by saying they reach from here to the clouds (Psalm 36:5 ; Psalm 57:10 ; Psalm 68:34 ).
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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Cloud
PILLAR OF, the miraculous token of the divine presence and care, Exodus 14:24 16:10 Numbers 12:5 , which guided the Israelites in the desert; it was a means of protection and perhaps of shade by day, and gave them light by night, Exodus 13:21,22 14:19,20 . By it God directed their movements, Numbers 9:15-23 14:14 Deuteronomy 1:33 . See the beautiful application of the image to the future church in Isaiah 4:5 .
Holman Bible Dictionary - Cloud, Pillar of
The means by which God led Israel through the wilderness with His presence and still hid Himself so they could not see His face. By day Israel saw a pillar of cloud, while by night they saw a pillar of fire (Exodus 13:21-22 ). The night before the Exodus, the cloud gave light to Israel but darkness to the Egyptians so they could not come near one another (Exodus 14:19-20 ). God came down to speak to Israel in the cloud during crisis times (Numbers 11:25 ; Numbers 12:5 ). Coming to the tabernacle in the cloud, God spoke to Moses face to face (Exodus 33:11 ; Numbers 14:14 ). Paul used the protection of the cloud theme to warn Christians that living under God's presence calls for holy living (1 Corinthians 10:1-14 ).
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Cloud, Pillar of
The pillar of cloud by day and of fire by night that God caused to pass before the camp of the children of Israel when in the wilderness. The cloud, which became a pillar when the host moved, seems to have rested at other times on the tabernacle, whence god is said to have "come down in the pillar." ( Numbers 12:5 ; Exodus 33:9,10 ) It preceded the host, apparently resting on the ark which led the way. (Exodus 13:21 ; 40:36 ) etc.; Numb 9:15-23; 10:34
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Cloud
The shelter given, and refreshment of rain promised, by clouds give them their peculiar prominence in Oriental imagery. When a cloud appears rain is ordinarily apprehended, and thus the "cloud without rain" becomes a proverb for the man of promise without performance. (Proverbs 16:15 ; Isaiah 18:4 ; 25:5 ; Jude 1:12 ) comp. Proverbs 25:14 The cloud is a figure of transitoriness, ( Job 30:15 ; Hosea 6:4 ) and of whatever intercepts divine favor or human supplication. (Lamentations 2:1 ; 3:44 ) A bright cloud at times visited and rested on the mercy-seat. (Exodus 29:42,43 ; 1 Kings 8:10,11 ; 2 Chronicles 5:14 ; Ezekiel 43:4 ) and was by later writers named Shechinah.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Cloud
CLOUD.—The cloud appears in the Gospels at our Lord’s Transfiguration (Matthew 17:5 || Mark 9:7, Luke 9:34) and (if we may treat the first verses of the Book of Acts as practically part of St. Luke’s Gospel) at His Ascension (Acts 1:9). Twice also it has a place in His own prediction of His coming again (Matthew 24:30 || Mark 13:26 || Luke 21:27, Matthew 26:64 || Mark 14:62).
The most interesting occurrence of this cloud is that in connexion with the Ascension; but it is its appearance above the Mount of Transfiguration that rules the interpretation of its significance. For there a voice comes out of it which is that of the Heavenly Father: it is seen to be the veil of the Divine Presence. Veiling the glory which no mortal might see and live, veiling yet revealing the Presence of God, the cloud has two aspects, of which the greater and more characteristic is not the negative one of veiling, but that positive aspect in which it attests and manifests the Divine Presence. To come under its shadow (a ‘shadow,’ it would seem, of light, since it was νεφέλη φωτεινή) awoke in the disciples the dread felt by Jacob at Bethel. And for the same reason—that this cloud is a ‘gate of heaven,’ at which a man may stand to hear the voice of God. Here, in this bright cloud, the two spheres, earthly and heavenly, open upon each other. The cloud is less a veil than a lifting of the veil. Here the invisible barrier becomes a portal of heaven, through which may come the voice of the Almighty, and entering by which Christ is passed into heaven. It is a ‘cloud of heaven’: with earth and human life upon this side of it, and on the other side (not sky and stars, but) the invisible things of God, the heavenly sphere, the other world.
Thus in our Lord’s Ascension we do not conceive of Him as ‘going up’ farther than would symbolize and declare His departure from this world: ‘He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight’—they saw Him go and they saw what door opened to receive Him. As identifying this cloud with ‘heaven,’ compare Acts 1:9, ‘a cloud received him,’ with Acts 1:11 ‘received up from you into heaven’: with which agrees 2 Peter 1:17-18, ‘there came a voice to him out of the excellent glory … and this voice we (ourselves) heard brought out of heaven.’ The voice out of the cloud was ‘out of heaven’—the disciples in beholding Christ enter the cloud ‘beheld him going into heaven.’
If for us the cloud is as a door which closes, a veil that hides (as God verily is a God that hideth Himself), this is of grace: ‘thou canst not follow me now’ (John 13:36)—‘ye cannot bear it now’ (John 16:12). And the cloud is, for Christ’s disciples, itself an excellent glory, since He is now passed within it (not behind as our earthly sun), filling it with brightness of light. He, our Redeemer and Advocate, the Lord who is our Brother, is now within the cloud that covers Sinai, that leads through the wilderness, that shines above the Mercy-seat; that is to say—in all that by which God draws near to man (in His law as in Sinai, in His providences as in the shepherding of Israel, in religious life and worship as in the Holiest of all), Christ is present, and the love which He has made known, bestowed and sealed. To His disciples the Law is no more a threat and fear, but is written upon the heart for honour and obedience; and God’s providence is trusted—the sheep follow, for they know His voice; and for the deep things of the soul there is a great High priest passed into the heavens, and they that know His name come boldly to the throne of grace.
Literature.—The Comm. in loc., esp. Swete on Mark 9:7; Ruskin, Frondes Agrestes, p. 178; Huntingdon, Christian Believing and Living, p. 168; Westcott, Revelat. of the Risen Lord, p. 180; Milligan, Ascension and Heavenly Priesthood of our Lord, p. 21 ff.; Paget, Studies in the Christian Character, p. 246 ff.
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Cumulostratus - ) A form of Cloud. See Cloud
Cumu-Cirro-Stratus - ) Nimbus, or rain Cloud. See Nimbus, and Cloud
Mare's-Tail - ) A long streaky Cloud, spreading out like a horse's tail, and believed to indicate rain; a cirrus Cloud. See Cloud
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Behold, a white Cloud. A collection of smoke, or a dense collection of dust, rising or floating in the air as a Cloud of dust. A Cloud of incense. The dark or varied colors, in veins or spots, on stones or other bodies, are called Clouds. Seeing we are encompassed with so great a Cloud of witnesses. ...
Cloud, To overspread with a Cloud or Clouds as, the sky is Clouded Clouds intercept the rays of the sun. To obscure to darken as, to Cloud the day, or truth, or reason. To darken in veins or spots to variegate with colors as Clouded marble. What sullen fury Clouds his scornful brow. Cloud, To grow Cloudy to become obscure with Clouds sometimes followed by over as, the sky Clouds over
Cloud - ‛Ânân (עָנָן, Strong's #6051), “cloud; fog; storm Cloud; smoke. The word commonly means “cloud mass. ” ‛Ânân is used especially of the “cloud mass” that evidenced the special presence of God: “And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of a Cloud, to lead them the way …”( Cloud, and stood with him [1] there, and proclaimed the name of the Lord. ”...
When the ark of the covenant was brought into the holy place, “The Cloud filled the house of the Lord, so that the priests could not stand to minister because of the Cloud: for the glory of the Lord had filled the house of the Lord” (1 Kings 8:10-11). Thus the “cloud” evidenced the presence of God’s glory. So the psalmist wrote that God was surrounded by “clouds and darkness” (
In its first biblical occurrence, ‛ânân is used in conjunction with God’s sign that He would never again destroy the earth by a flood: “I do set my bow in the Cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth” ( Cloud is used to symbolize the loyalty ( Cloud, thy transgressions, and, as a Cloud, thy sins. …”...
‛Ânân can mean “storm Cloud” and is used to symbolize “an invading force”: “Thou shalt ascend and come like a storm, thou shalt be like a Cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy bands, and many people with thee” (
Job 26:8, the storm Cloud is said to be God’s: “He bindeth up the waters in his thick Clouds; and the Cloud is not rent under them. ” In several passages, the thick storm Cloud and the darkness accompanying it are symbols of “gloom” ( Cloud of the incense may cover the mercy seat that is upon the testimony, that he die not …” ( Cloud - ) A dark vein or spot on a lighter material, as in marble; hence, a blemish or defect; as, a Cloud upon one's reputation; a Cloud on a title. ) To grow Cloudy; to become obscure with Clouds; - often used with up. ) That which has a dark, lowering, or threatening aspect; that which temporarily overshadows, obscures, or depresses; as, a Cloud of sorrow; a Cloud of war; a Cloud upon the intellect. ) To mark with, or darken in, veins or sports; to variegate with colors; as, to Cloud yarn. ) To darken or obscure, as if by hiding or enveloping with a Cloud; hence, to render gloomy or sullen. ) To overspread or hide with a Cloud or Clouds; as, the sky is Clouded
Cloud, Pillar of - By day Israel saw a pillar of Cloud, while by night they saw a pillar of fire (Exodus 13:21-22 ). The night before the Exodus, the Cloud gave light to Israel but darkness to the Egyptians so they could not come near one another (Exodus 14:19-20 ). God came down to speak to Israel in the Cloud during crisis times (Numbers 11:25 ; Numbers 12:5 ). Coming to the tabernacle in the Cloud, God spoke to Moses face to face (Exodus 33:11 ; Numbers 14:14 ). Paul used the protection of the Cloud theme to warn Christians that living under God's presence calls for holy living (1 Corinthians 10:1-14 )
Cloud - Clouds fill an important place both in the O. It pleased God to manifest His presence to Israel in a Cloud. The PILLAR OF Cloudguided the children of Israel through the wilderness. When they constructed the tabernacle Jehovah promised to appear in the Cloud upon the mercy seat. On special occasions Jehovah came down in a Cloud, and spake unto Moses. At the dedication of the temple 'the Cloud' filled the house so that the priests could not minister because of the Cloud: "for the glory of Jehovah had filled the house of Jehovah. on the mount of Transfiguration, a Cloud overshadowed those present, and "a voice came out of the Cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son: hear him. At the ascension a Cloud received the Lord out of their sight. At rapture the dead and the living saints will be caught up in the Clouds to meet the Lord in the air, 1 Thessalonians 4:17 , and when He comes to the earth He will come with Clouds. In the future, one 'like unto the Son of man' will sit upon 'a white Cloud,' and execute judgements upon the earth. The mighty God who dwells in light unapproachable by man manifested His presence shrouded by Clouds
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Cloud - The shelter given, and refreshment of rain promised, by Clouds give them their peculiar prominence in Oriental imagery. When a Cloud appears rain is ordinarily apprehended, and thus the "cloud without rain" becomes a proverb for the man of promise without performance. Proverbs 25:14 The Cloud is a figure of transitoriness, ( Job 30:15 ; Hosea 6:4 ) and of whatever intercepts divine favor or human supplication. (Lamentations 2:1 ; 3:44 ) A bright Cloud at times visited and rested on the mercy-seat
Hazarenan - Imprisoned Cloud
Cloud - Cloud . In Scripture, as with us, the Clouds are the visible masses of aqueous vapour, darkening the heavens, sources of rain and fertility, telling the present state of the weather or indicating a coming change. The waters are bound up securely in the Clouds, so that the rain does not break through ( Job 26:8 ); when the ocean issues from chaos like a new-born child, God wraps it in the swaddling-bands of Clouds ( Job 38:9 ); the laws of their movements are impenetrable mysteries ( Job 36:29 , Job 37:16 , Job 38:37 ). The Cloud indicates the presence of God, and at the same time veils the insufferable brightness of His glory ( Exodus 16:10 ; Exodus 19:9 etc. Similarly the bright Cloud betokens the Father’s presence, and His voice is heard speaking from it ( Matthew 17:5 ). But a dark Cloud would effectually hide Him, and thus furnishes a figure for displeasure ( Lamentations 3:44 ). At Revelation 10:1 the Cloud is an angel’s glorious robe. The pillar of Cloud and fire directs and protects the journeyings of the Exodus ( Exodus 13:21 , Psalms 105:39 ). The Cloud alternates with the cherub as Jahweh’s chariot ( Psalms 18:10 , Isaiah 19:1 ). Indeed, the cherub is a personification of the thunder-cloud. The Messianic people and the Messiah Himself sweep through the heaven with Clouds ( Daniel 7:13 , Mark 14:62 , Revelation 1:7 ), or on the Clouds ( Matthew 26:64 ): hence the later Jews identified Anani (= ‘He of the Clouds,’ 1 Chronicles 3:24 ) with the Messiah. The saints are to be caught up in the Clouds ( 1 Thessalonians 4:17 ). The Messiah’s throne is a white Cloud ( Revelation 14:14 ). In the ‘Cloud Vision’ of Apoc. ]'>[1] Bar 53 73, the Cloud from which the twelve streams of water pour is ‘the wide world which the Almighty created’ a very peculiar piece of imagery
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Cloudlet - ) A little Cloud
Anani - A Cloud; prophecy; divination
Cirro-Cumulus - ) See under Cloud
Cirro-Stratus - ) See under Cloud
Abdon - Servant; Cloud of judgment
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Aenon - A Cloud; fountain; his eye
Opacate - ) To darken; to Cloud
Ophel - A tower; darkness; small white Cloud
Abdeel - A vapor; a Cloud of God
Obnubilate - ) To Cloud; to obscure
Enon - Cloud; mass of darkness; fountain; eye
Cloud - When the Israelites had left Egypt, God gave them a pillar of Cloud to direct their march, Exodus 13:21-22 . According to Jerom, in his Epistle to Fabiola, this Cloud attended them from Succoth; or, according to others, from Rameses; or, as the Hebrews say, only from Ethan, till the death of Aaron; or, as the generality of commentators are of opinion, to the passage of Jordan. In the morning, the Cloud moving on over the sea, and following the Israelites who had passed through it, the Egyptians pressing after were drowned. From that time, this Cloud attended the Israelites; it was clear and bright during night, in order to afford them light; but in the day it was thick and gloomy, to defend them from the excessive heats of the deserts. "The angel of God which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the Cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them,"...
Exodus 14:19 . Here we may observe, that the angel and the Cloud made the same motion, as it would seem, in company. The Cloud by its motions gave the signal to the Israelites to encamp or to decamp. Some interpreters suppose that there were two Clouds, one to enlighten, the other to shade, the camp. The Lord appeared at Sinai in the midst of a Cloud, Exodus 19:9 ; Exodus 24:5 ; and after Moses had built and consecrated the tabernacle, the Cloud filled the court around it, so that neither Moses nor the priests could enter, Exodus 40:34-35 . When the Cloud appeared upon the tent, in front of which were held the assemblies of the people in the desert, it was then indicated that God was present; for the tent was a sign of God's presence. The angel descended in the Cloud, and thence spoke to Moses, without being seen by the people, Exodus 16:10 ; Numbers 11:25 ; Numbers 16:5 . It is common in Scripture, when mentioning God's appearing, to represent him as encompassed with Clouds, which serve as a chariot, and contribute to veil his dreadful majesty, Job 22:14 ; Isaiah 19:1 ; Matthew 17:5 ; Matthew 24:30 , &c; Psalms 18:11-12 ; Psalms 97:2 ; Psalms 104:3 . Cloud is also used for morning mists: "Your goodness is as a morning Cloud; and as the early dew it goeth away," Hosea 6:4 ; Hosea 13:3 . Job, speaking of the chaos, says, that God had confined the sea or the water, as it were with a Cloud, and covered it with darkness, as a child is wrapped in its blankets. The Son of God, at his second advent, is described as descending upon Clouds, Matthew 24:30 ; Luke 11:27 ; Revelation 14:14-16
Lightning - A sudden discharge of electricity from a Cloud to the earth, or from the earth to a Cloud, or from one Cloud to another, that is, from a body positively charged to one negatively charged, producing a vivid flash of light, and usually a loud report, called thunder
Mountain Specter - An optical phenomenon sometimes seen on the summit of mountains (as on the Brocken) when the observer is between the sun and a mass of Cloud. The figures of the observer and surrounding objects are seen projected on the Cloud, greatly enlarged and often encircled by rainbow colors
Admatha - A Cloud of death; a mortal vapor
Adaliah - One that draws water; poverty; Cloud; death
Cloud-Compeller - ) Cloud-gatherer; - an epithet applied to Zeus
Obumbrate - ) To shade; to darken; to Cloud
Cloud, Cloud of the Lord - The Literal Cloud . Natural phenomena involving Clouds are depicted occasionally in the Old Testament, but far from being only "natural," these are invariably linked with the direct activity of God. Especially in the books of Job and Psalms, Cloud-related phenomena are described as evidence of God's mighty, wondrous works and inscrutable ways (Job 22:14 ; 26:8-9 ; 35:5 ; 36:28-29 ; 37:11,15-16,18 ; 38:9,34 , 36-37 ; Psalm 77:17 ; 147:8 ). The rainbow in the Clouds is a sign of the covenant (Genesis 9:13-14,16 ), and Clouds themselves are presented as witnesses to the surety of the covenant with David (Psalm 89:37 ). Withholding of rain from the Clouds is seen as divine activity in fulfillment of the covenant curses (Isaiah 5:6 ; Leviticus 26:19 ; cf. ...
The Metaphorical Cloud . The biblical writers frequently employ phenomena of Cloud formation and activity in order to metaphorically illustrate aspects of their theological message. In a positive sense, Clouds represent unlimited extent (of God's faithfulness and truth, Psalm 36:5 ; 57:10 ; 108:4 ; of Babylon's judgment, Jeremiah 51:9 ); life-giving refreshment (of the king's favor, Proverbs 16:15 ); a normal occurrence (cycle of nature, Ecclesiastes 11:3 ); shade or shelter (from the "heat" of the ruthless, Isaiah 25:5 ); calm (of the Lord in his heavenly sanctuary, Isaiah 18:4 ); covering or concealment (of Israel's sins in forgiveness, Isaiah 44:22 ); speed and mobility (of the Gentiles "flying" to Mount Zion, Isaiah 60:8 ); and an abundant outpouring (of the "rain" of righteousness, Isaiah 45:8 , and of manna in the wilderness, Psalm 78:23 ). ...
In a negative sense, Clouds are used to symbolize prideful self-exaltation (of the wicked, Job 20:6 ; of Satan, Isaiah 14:14 ); misery or gloom (at the day of Job's birth, Job 3:5 ; at the day of the Lord, Isaiah 60:2 ; Jeremiah 13:16 ; Ezekiel 30:3 ; 34:12 ; Joel 2:2 ; Zephaniah 1:15 ); pervasiveness (of enemy invasion, Ezekiel 38:9,16 ); transitoriness (of Job's prosperity and life, Job 7:9 ; 30:15 ; of Israel's love and life, Hosea 6:4 ; 13:3 ); futile, idle activity (Ecclesiastes 11:4 ); dimness (of eyesight in old age, Ecclesiastes 12:2 ; of a nation's splendor following divine judgment, Lamentations 2:1 ; Ezekiel 30:18 ); swiftness (of divine judgment, Jeremiah 4:13 ); and covering or concealing (of divine mercy in judgment, Lamentations 3:44 ). ...
The Theophanic Cloud . The most common usage of the Hebrew terms for Cloud comes in the context of divine theophany. This sign of God's presence is termed variously: pillar of Cloud (Exodus 13:21-22 , ; plus eleven times), pillar of fire and Cloud (Exodus 14:24 ); a thick Cloud (Exodus 19:9,16 ), the Cloud (Exodus 14:20 , plus thirty-three times); and the Cloud of the Lord (Exodus 40:38 ; Numbers 10:34 ). ...
The pillar of Cloud motif-set forth in the exodus account and expanded in the prophetic announcements of a new exodus after the Babylonian exile-encompasses a rich complex of theological meanings and functions: guidance/leading (of Israel out of Egypt and through the wilderness to Canaan, Exodus 13:21 ; Numbers 14:14 ; Nehemiah 9:12 ; Psalm 78:14 ); a signal for movement (breaking and setting up camp, Exodus 40:36-37 ; Numbers 9:17-23 ); protection from danger (as a barrier of darkness between Israel and the Egyptians, Exodus 14:19-20 ); the sustained, immediate, personal presence of Yahweh/the angel of the Lord (Exodus 13:22 ; 14:19,24 ; 40:38 ; Numbers 9:15-16 ); an agency of summons (to battle, Numbers 10:34-35 ; and to worship, Exodus 33:10 ); both a concealment and manifestation of divine glory (Exodus 16:10 ; 19:9,16 ; 20:21 ; 24:15-18 ; 34:5 ; Deuteronomy 4:11 ; 5:22 ); the place of propositional revelation (as an oracular Cloud, Exodus 33:9 ; Psalm 99:7 ); the dwelling place/throne of divinity (over the tabernacle, Numbers 9:18,22 ; 10:11 ; and in particular, over the mercy seat, Leviticus 16:2 ); the locus of cultic theophany (for the investiture of the seventy elders and Joshua, Numbers 11:25 ; Deuteronomy 31:15 ; for the inauguration of the tabernacle, Exodus 40:34-35 ); shade/protection from the sun or storm (Numbers 10:34 ; Psalm 105:39 ; Isaiah 4:5 ); illumination (as a pillar of fire by night, Exodus 14:20 ; Numbers 9:15 ); and an agency of legal investigation and/or executive judgment (against Israel's enemies, Exodus 14:24 ; and against rebels within Israel, Numbers 12:5,10 ; 16:42 ). ...
Clouds are depicted in other Old Testament theophanies. At creation Yahweh makes the Clouds his chariots (Psalm 104:3 ). Answering David's plea for help, Yahweh rides upon a cherub from his heavenly temple with thick Clouds as his canopy (Psalm 18:11 ). Clouds are Yahweh's swift chariot as he executes judgment upon Egypt (Isaiah 19:1 ). Nahum's theophanic vision portrays Clouds as the dust of Yahweh's feet (1:3). In Ezekiel's inaugural vision, Yahweh emerges from a great Cloud riding upon his celestial palanquin (1:4,28), and the temple is filled with a Cloud some fourteen months later when the covenant lawsuit is completed and executive judgment is about to be poured out (10:3-4). ...
The Eschatological/Apocalyptic Cloud . The eschatological day of the Lord is several times described as a day of Cloud-mass and dark storm Cloud for the nation(s) being judged (Ezekiel 34:12 ; Joel 2:2 ; Zephaniah 1:15 ; cf. On that day the anger of Yahweh will burn with "a thick rising (smoke-) Cloud" (Isaiah 30:27 ). Clouds of theophany are also associated with eschatological judgment/salvation (Isaiah 4:5 ; Nahum 1:3 ). The Literal/Metaphorical Cloud . The only New Testament reference to literal Cloud phenomena is Jesus' graphic contrast between his hearers' ability to interpret the meaning of a Cloud rising in the west-that a shower is coming-and their inability to interpret the present time (Luke 12:54 ). Metaphorical Cloud references in the New Testament include Jude's depiction of the unstable, deceptive, false teachers as waterless Clouds, carried along by winds (v. 12), and Hebrews' portrayal of the many worthy of faith as a great "cloud of witnesses" (12:1). ...
The Theophanic/Eschatological Cloud . The remaining twenty-two New Testament occurrences of the word "cloud" appear in the context of theophany, and encompass six theologically crucial, eschatologically related events or visionary scenes in salvation history: (1) the pillar of Cloud at the exodus, viewed as a type of Christian baptism in the time of eschatological fulfillment (1 Corinthians 10:1-2 ); (2) Jesus' transfiguration, as a foretaste of the kingdom of God, during which the Father appears and speaks in a Cloud (Matthew 17:5 ; Mark 9:7 ; Luke 9:34 ); (3) Jesus' ascension, explained by the angels as a paradigm for his return (Acts 1:9 ); (4) the "mighty angel" descending from heaven wrapped in a Cloud, announcing (against the eschatological backdrop of Daniel 12:7 ) that time should be no longer (Revelation 10:1 ); (5) the two resurrected witnesses ascending to heaven in a Cloud, described in the context of the eschatological measuring of the temple of God (Revelation 11:12 ); and (6) Jesus' parousia, against the backdrop of Daniel 7:13 , as the Son of Man coming with/on/in a Cloud/the Clouds/the Clouds of heaven (Matthew 24:30 ; 26:64 ; Mark 13:26 ; 14:62 ; Luke 12:54 ; 21:27 ; 1 Thessalonians 4:17 ; Revelation 1:7 ; 14:14-16 )
Cloud - The Hebrew so rendered means "a covering," because Clouds cover the sky. A "cloud without rain" is a proverbial saying, denoting a man who does not keep his promise (Proverbs 16:15 ; Isaiah 18:4 ; 25:5 ; Jude 1:12 ). A Cloud is the figure of that which is transitory (Job 30:15 ; Hosea 6:4 ). A bright Cloud is the symbolical seat of the Divine presence ( Cloud (Exodus 19:9 ); and the Cloud filled the court around the tabernacle in the wilderness so that Moses could not enter it (Exodus 40:34,35 ). At the dedication of the temple also the Cloud "filled the house of the Lord" (1 Kings 8:10 ). Thus in like manner when Christ comes the second time he is described as coming "in the Clouds" (Matthew 17:5 ; 24:30 ; Acts 1:9,11 ). False teachers are likened unto Clouds carried about with a tempest (2 Peter 2:17 ). The infirmities of old age, which come one after another, are compared by Solomon to "clouds returning after the rain" (Ecclesiastes 12:2 ). The blotting out of sins is like the sudden disappearance of threatening Clouds from the sky (Isaiah 44:22 ). Cloud, the pillar of, was the glory-cloud which indicated God's presence leading the ransomed people through the wilderness (Exodus 13:22 ; 33:9,10 )
Woofy - ) Having a close texture; dense; as, a woofy Cloud
Helmwind - ) A wind attending or presaged by the Cloud called helm
Thundercloud - ) A Cloud charged with electricity, and producing lightning and thunder
Becloud - ) To cause obscurity or dimness to; to dim; to Cloud
Cloud - CLOUD. —The Cloud appears in the Gospels at our Lord’s Transfiguration (Matthew 17:5 || Mark 9:7, Luke 9:34) and (if we may treat the first verses of the Book of Acts as practically part of St. ...
The most interesting occurrence of this Cloud is that in connexion with the Ascension; but it is its appearance above the Mount of Transfiguration that rules the interpretation of its significance. Veiling the glory which no mortal might see and live, veiling yet revealing the Presence of God, the Cloud has two aspects, of which the greater and more characteristic is not the negative one of veiling, but that positive aspect in which it attests and manifests the Divine Presence. And for the same reason—that this Cloud is a ‘gate of heaven,’ at which a man may stand to hear the voice of God. Here, in this bright Cloud, the two spheres, earthly and heavenly, open upon each other. The Cloud is less a veil than a lifting of the veil. It is a ‘cloud of heaven’: with earth and human life upon this side of it, and on the other side (not sky and stars, but) the invisible things of God, the heavenly sphere, the other world. ...
Thus in our Lord’s Ascension we do not conceive of Him as ‘going up’ farther than would symbolize and declare His departure from this world: ‘He was taken up, and a Cloud received Him out of their sight’—they saw Him go and they saw what door opened to receive Him. As identifying this Cloud with ‘heaven,’ compare Acts 1:9, ‘a Cloud received him,’ with Acts 1:11 ‘received up from you into heaven’: with which agrees 2 Peter 1:17-18, ‘there came a voice to him out of the excellent glory … and this voice we (ourselves) heard brought out of heaven. ’ The voice out of the Cloud was ‘out of heaven’—the disciples in beholding Christ enter the Cloud ‘beheld him going into heaven. ’...
If for us the Cloud is as a door which closes, a veil that hides (as God verily is a God that hideth Himself), this is of grace: ‘thou canst not follow me now’ (John 13:36)—‘ye cannot bear it now’ (John 16:12). And the Cloud is, for Christ’s disciples, itself an excellent glory, since He is now passed within it (not behind as our earthly sun), filling it with brightness of light. He, our Redeemer and Advocate, the Lord who is our Brother, is now within the Cloud that covers Sinai, that leads through the wilderness, that shines above the Mercy-seat; that is to say—in all that by which God draws near to man (in His law as in Sinai, in His providences as in the shepherding of Israel, in religious life and worship as in the Holiest of all), Christ is present, and the love which He has made known, bestowed and sealed
Cloud - CLOUD. —The Cloud appears in the Gospels at our Lord’s Transfiguration (Matthew 17:5 || Mark 9:7, Luke 9:34) and (if we may treat the first verses of the Book of Acts as practically part of St. ...
The most interesting occurrence of this Cloud is that in connexion with the Ascension; but it is its appearance above the Mount of Transfiguration that rules the interpretation of its significance. Veiling the glory which no mortal might see and live, veiling yet revealing the Presence of God, the Cloud has two aspects, of which the greater and more characteristic is not the negative one of veiling, but that positive aspect in which it attests and manifests the Divine Presence. And for the same reason—that this Cloud is a ‘gate of heaven,’ at which a man may stand to hear the voice of God. Here, in this bright Cloud, the two spheres, earthly and heavenly, open upon each other. The Cloud is less a veil than a lifting of the veil. It is a ‘cloud of heaven’: with earth and human life upon this side of it, and on the other side (not sky and stars, but) the invisible things of God, the heavenly sphere, the other world. ...
Thus in our Lord’s Ascension we do not conceive of Him as ‘going up’ farther than would symbolize and declare His departure from this world: ‘He was taken up, and a Cloud received Him out of their sight’—they saw Him go and they saw what door opened to receive Him. As identifying this Cloud with ‘heaven,’ compare Acts 1:9, ‘a Cloud received him,’ with Acts 1:11 ‘received up from you into heaven’: with which agrees 2 Peter 1:17-18, ‘there came a voice to him out of the excellent glory … and this voice we (ourselves) heard brought out of heaven. ’ The voice out of the Cloud was ‘out of heaven’—the disciples in beholding Christ enter the Cloud ‘beheld him going into heaven. ’...
If for us the Cloud is as a door which closes, a veil that hides (as God verily is a God that hideth Himself), this is of grace: ‘thou canst not follow me now’ (John 13:36)—‘ye cannot bear it now’ (John 16:12). And the Cloud is, for Christ’s disciples, itself an excellent glory, since He is now passed within it (not behind as our earthly sun), filling it with brightness of light. He, our Redeemer and Advocate, the Lord who is our Brother, is now within the Cloud that covers Sinai, that leads through the wilderness, that shines above the Mercy-seat; that is to say—in all that by which God draws near to man (in His law as in Sinai, in His providences as in the shepherding of Israel, in religious life and worship as in the Holiest of all), Christ is present, and the love which He has made known, bestowed and sealed
Cloud-Burst - ) A sudden copious rainfall, as the whole Cloud had been precipitated at once
Alto-Stratus - ) A Cloud formation similar to cirro-stratus, but heavier and at a lower level
Anan - (ay' nan) Personal name meaning, “cloud
Fire, Pillar of - A low-lying Cloud, luminous at night, which accompanied the Israelites during their wandering. Usually the Cloud went before Israel, but in Exodus 14, it went behind, lighting their way, but presenting impenetrable darkness to the Egyptians, so that they could not attack
Anan - Cloud, one of the Israelites who sealed the covenant after the return from Babylon (Nehemiah 10:26 )
Cloud-Capped - ) Having Clouds resting on the top or head; reaching to the Clouds; as, Cloud-capped mountains
Hailstone - ) A single particle of ice falling from a Cloud; a frozen raindrop; a pellet of hail
Thunderhead - ) A rounded mass of Cloud, with shining white edges; a cumulus, - often appearing before a thunderstorm
Cloud - They are so many that they resemble a thick Cloud in GOD's sight. Their goodness passes away quickly as a Cloud is dispersed by the early sun. These are compared to Clouds of dust that are raised on a country road when a traveler passes by. ...
1 Thessalonians 4:17 (a) As the Cloud of dust in the road tells that someone is coming, so it may be literal in that we actually are (and of course shall be). caught up through the Clouds when we go to meet our Lord. It may be figurative indicating that there will be a group or a "cloud" caught up from the different communities, cities, and cemeteries, there being so many that they will resemble Clouds. ...
Hebrews 12:1 (a) This Cloud evidently refers to the group of witnesses mentioned in the previous chapter. There were all of these and more - so many that they are compared to a Cloud
Enon - The name signifies a Cloud
a'Nan - (a Cloud ), one of the "heads of the people" who signed the covenant with Nehemiah
Alto-Cumulus - ) A fleecy Cloud formation consisting of large whitish or grayish globular Cloudlets with shaded portions, often grouped in flocks or rows
Eternal Things And Fleeting - Afar off one can hardly tell which is mountain and which is Cloud. The Clouds rise with peaks and summits, all apparently as solid, and certainly as glistening, as the snow-clad Alps, so that the clearest eye might readily be deceived. Yet the mountain is unsubstantial as the Cloud, and the Cloud is never permanent as the mountain. The Cloudy philosophies of men may assume the shape of eternal truth, but the wind shall scatter them, while the great mountains of the divine word shall stand fast for ever and ever
Lightning - -Lightning, the visible discharge of atmospheric electricity from one Cloud to another, or from a Cloud to the earth, is now known to be essentially the same as the electric flashes produced in the laboratory
Cloud, Pillar of - The pillar of Cloud by day and of fire by night that God caused to pass before the camp of the children of Israel when in the wilderness. The Cloud, which became a pillar when the host moved, seems to have rested at other times on the tabernacle, whence god is said to have "come down in the pillar
Lightning - -Lightning, the visible discharge of atmospheric electricity from one Cloud to another, or from a Cloud to the earth, is now known to be essentially the same as the electric flashes produced in the laboratory
Dispel - ) To drive away by scattering, or so to cause to vanish; to clear away; to banish; to dissipate; as, to dispel a Cloud, vapors, cares, doubts, illusions
Damp - ) Dejection; depression; Cloud of the mind. ) To put out, as fire; to depress or deject; to deaden; to Cloud; to check or restrain, as action or vigor; to make dull; to weaken; to discourage
Overlay - To Cloud to overcast. - As when a Cloud his beam doth overlay
Anthelion - ) A halo opposite the sun, consisting of a colored ring or rings around the shadow of the spectator's own head, as projected on a Cloud or on an opposite fog bank
Shechi'Nah - The idea which the different accounts in Scripture convey is that of a most brilliant and glorious light, enveloped in a Cloud, and usually concealed by the Cloud, so that the Cloud itself was for the most part alone visible but on particular occasions the glory appeared
Cloud - 1: νέφος (Strong's #3509 — Noun Neuter — nephos — nef'-os ) denotes "a Cloudy, shapeless mass covering the heavens. ...
2: νεφέλη (Strong's #3507 — Noun Feminine — nephele — nef-el'-ay ) "a definitely shaped Cloud, or masses of Clouds possessing definite form," is used, besides the physical element, (a) of the "cloud" on the mount of transfiguration, Matthew 17:5 ; (b) of the "cloud" which covered Israel in the Red Sea, 1 Corinthians 10:1,2 ; (c), of "clouds" seen in the Apocalyptic visions, Revelation 1:7 ; 10:1 ; 11:12 ; 14:14-16 ; (d) metaphorically in 2 Peter 2:17 , of the evil workers there mentioned; but RV, "and mists" (homichle), according to the most authentic mss. In 1 Thessalonians 4:17 , the "clouds" referred to in connection with the rapture of the saints are probably the natural ones, as also in the case of those in connection with Christ's Second Advent to the earth
Cloud - Clouds in the air, I detain not the reader to notice, but the ministry of the Cloud in the church of God, when the people went out of Egypt. And more so, because the promise is still with the church, that "the Lord will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion (let the reader not overlook the every dwelling place), and upon her assemblies, a Cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night, for upon all the glory shall be a defence. " (Isaiah 4:5) When we consider the peculiarity of this Cloud, when we read expressly who was in it, when we consider the wonderful progress of it in its ministry, then going before, and then shifting its station, as occasion required, and going behind, when we behold the striking account of its ministry, in the difference of its aspect of light to Israel, and darkness to the Egyptians, when we trace the history of it through all the wilderness dispensation of the church, and discover its blessed and beneficial influences to Israel, from Succoth even to Jordan, who but must exclaim, What hath God wrought! Surely, it is impossible for any reader, and every reader, to attend to the wonderful account without joining Moses, the man of God and saying, "Happy art thou, O Israel! who is like unto thee, O people saved of the Lord?" (Deuteronomy 33:29) Let the reader turn to those Scriptures, (Exodus 13:21-22; Exo 14:19-20; Exo 16:10; Numbers 12:5; Deuteronomy 31:15; Nehemiah 9:19; 1 Corinthians 10:1; 1Co 10:4) But when the reader hath paused over these Scriptures, and duly pondered the wonderous subject, I entreat him to carry on the blessed consideration (for it is, indeed, most blessed), as it concerns the Exodus, or going forth of the church of Jesus now. For is not the church the same? Is not Jesus's love to it the same? And doth he not go before it now in the pillar of Cloud by day, and follow it in the pillar of fire by night, to guide, to bless, to protect, yea, himself to be the very supply to it, through all the eventful journies of its wilderness state, from the Succoth of the beginning of the spiritual life, even to Jordan, the river of natural death opening to glory? What though the Cloud, in the miraculous movements of it as to Israel, is not seen, yet the Lord of the Cloud, in his presence, grace, and love, is sensibly known and enjoyed. " (2 Corinthians 3:18) We have the outer displays of the divine presence, in ordinances, and means of grace, and the blessed Scriptures of truth, like Israel's Cloud. " Precious Lord Jesus! whilst thou art thus gracious, and thus blessed, to thy church and people, we still behold the Cloud, yea, now look; through by faith, and behold thee in the Cloud, a wall of fire round about, and the glory, as thou didst promise, in the midst of Zion! (See Zechariah 2:8)...
Coalsack - , the large space near the Southern Cross sometimes called the Black Magellanic Cloud
Shechinah - When the Lord led Israel out of Egypt, he went before them "in a pillar of a Cloud. It is probable that after the entrance into Canaan this glory-cloud settled in the tabernacle upon the ark of the covenant in the most holy place. (See Cloud
Blot Out - " (Jeremiah 50:20) And elsewhere, the Lord describes the same thing, under the image of blotting out the sins of his people as a Cloud, and as a thick Cloud
Orpah - (awr' puh) Personal name meaning, “neck,” “girl with a full mane,” or “rain Cloud
Cloud - Clouds carry the rainbow of God's covenant not to destroy the earth by flood (Genesis 9:14 ). On Mount Sinai God appeared in a dark Cloud (Exodus 19:9 ; Exodus 24:15 ; Exodus 40:34 ; compare 1 Kings 8:10 ; Isaiah 4:5 ; Matthew 17:5 ). From May to September, Palestine has no rain or Clouds, but God produced them for His people (1 Samuel 12:17-18 ; 1 Kings 18:44 ). Clouds brought darkness, symbolizing disaster (Job 3:5 ; Lamentations 2:1 ; Lamentations 3:4 ; Ezekiel 32:7 ). The rain Cloud promised hope for the crops and thus symbolized grace and life (Proverbs 16:15 ). God came to His people, riding on the Clouds (Nahum 1:3 ; compare 1 Samuel 22:10 ; Isaiah 19:1 ; Revelation 1:7 ). A sign of the last days is the coming of the Son of Man on a Cloud (Luke 21:27 ), just as He went into heaven on a Cloud (Acts 1:9 ). The great qualities of God can be described only by saying they reach from here to the Clouds (Psalm 36:5 ; Psalm 57:10 ; Psalm 68:34 )
Shechinah, Shekinah - See Cloud
Blacken - ) To make dark; to darken; to Cloud
Betoken - ) To foreshow by present signs; to indicate something future by that which is seen or known; as, a dark Cloud often betokens a storm
Printing in - A process by which Cloud effects or other features not in the original negative are introduced into a photograph
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A small floating Cloud, supposed to indicate rain
Pillar - Thus we have a pillar of Cloud, a pillar of fire, a pillar of smoke, &c; signifying a Cloud, a fire, a smoke raised up toward heaven in the form or shape of a pillar, Exodus 13:21 ; Judges 20:40
Wrack - ) A thin, flying Cloud; a rack
Overcast - ) To cast or cover over; hence, to Cloud; to darken
Locust - of Asia as to devour every green thing, and when they migrate, they fly in an immense Cloud
Cloudy - ) Consisting of a Cloud or Clouds. ) Overcast or obscured with Clouds; Clouded; as, a Cloudy sky
Mist - ...
MIST, To Cloud to cover with vapor
Darken - ) To Cloud, obscure, or perplex; to render less clear or intelligible
Rainbow - I know not how it is, but so it is, as if by natural instinct, as often as I see that beautiful arch in the heavens called the rainbow, I call to mind what JEHOVAH once said after the deluge: "I do set my bow in the Cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth and it shall come to pass, when I bring a Cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the Cloud. And the bow shall be in the Cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the, earth. For I cannot but conclude, that the bow JEHOVAH set in the Cloud after the deluge, and the rainbow John saw in heaven round about the throne, and encircling or covering the head of the mighty angel, were all to the same purport, and all representing Christ
Pillar of Cloud And Fire - As a sign of God's presence, the pillar of Cloud and fire was associated with divine actions: salvation (Exodus 14:19-20 ); revelation (Exodus 33:9-10 ; Psalm 99:7 ); judgment (Numbers 12:5 ); commissioning (Deuteronomy 31:15 ). In Jesus' day, the celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles (John 7:2 ) included the lighting of great, golden lamps in the Temple court as a reminder of the pillar of fire and Cloud
Fog - It differs from Cloud only in being near the ground, and from mist in not approaching so nearly to fine rain. See Cloud. ) To render semiopaque or Cloudy, as a negative film, by exposure to stray light, too long an exposure to the developer, etc. ) Cloudiness or partial opacity of those parts of a developed film or a photograph which should be clear
Bow - Hence, in allusion to the same, JEHOVAH saith, "I do set my bow in the Cloud. " (Revelation 4:3) And the mighty angel he saw "clothed with a Cloud, had a rainbow upon his head
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Darkness - " This was the "thick Cloud upon the mount" in which Jehovah was when he spake unto Moses there. The Lord dwelt in the Cloud upon the mercy-seat (1 Kings 8:12 ), the Cloud of glory. When the psalmist (Psalm 97:2 ) describes the inscrutable nature of God's workings among the sons of men, he says, "Clouds and darkness are round about him. The "day of darkness" in Joel 2:2 , caused by Clouds of locusts, is a symbol of the obscurity which overhangs all divine proceedings
Thunder - The sound which follows an explosion of electricity or lightning the report of a discharge of electrical fluid, that is, of its passage from one Cloud to another, or from a Cloud to the earth, or from the earth to a Cloud
Cirrus - ) See under Cloud
Mist - ) To Cloud; to cover with mist; to dim
Pillar - Sometimes means a monumental column, Genesis 35:20 2 Samuel 18:18 ; or a column of Cloud or smoke, Exodus 13:21 Judges 20:40
Sky - ) A Cloud
Muddy - ) Confused, as if turbid with mud; Cloudy in mind; dull; stupid; also, immethodical; incoherent; vague. : To Cloud; to make dull or heavy
Disperse - To dissipate as, the fog or the Cloud is dispersed
Rainbow - This beautiful phenomenon is owing to the refraction of the beams of the sun in passing the drops of falling rain; the rays are separated into the prismatic colors, and then reflected from the Cloud opposite to the sun and the spectator
Water-Spouts - A dense, black, funnel-shaped Cloud is seen depending from the sky, and sometimes moving rapidly over the sea, from which at times a similar cone ascends to meet the upper one
Flit - ) To move with celerity through the air; to fly away with a rapid motion; to dart along; to fleet; as, a bird flits away; a Cloud flits along
Cloudy - CloudY, a. Overcast with Clouds obscured with Clouds as a Cloudy day a Cloudy sky a Cloudy night. Consisting of a Cloud or Clouds as a Cloudy pillar. Obscure dark not easily understood as Cloudy and confused notions. Having the appearance of gloom indicating gloom, anxiety, sullenness, or illnature not open or cheerful as Cloudy looks. Indicating gloom or sullenness as Cloudy wrath. Not bright as a Cloudy diamond
Golden - Reclining soft on many a golden Cloud
Muddle - ) To Cloud or stupefy; to render stupid with liquor; to intoxicate partially. ) A state of being turbid or confused; hence, intellectual Cloudiness or dullness
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I had an opportunity to see the Cloud descent
Transfiguration - The Cloud which overshadowed the witnesses was bright or light-like, luminous, of the same kind as the Cloud at the ascension
Helm - ) A heavy Cloud lying on the brow of a mountain
Dissipate - ) To separate into parts and disappear; to waste away; to scatter; to disperse; to vanish; as, a fog or Cloud gradually dissipates before the rays or heat of the sun; the heat of a body dissipates
Extinguish - To Cloud or obscure by superior splendor
Bow - " "Set" means simply, "I do appoint My bow in the Cloud" (Genesis 9:13-16). ...
As the rainbow was reflected on the waters of the world's ruin, and is seen only when a Cloud is over the earth, so another deluge of fire shall precede the new heavens and earth" granted to redeemed man, as the earth after the flood was restored to Noah. The Cloud was the token of God's presence in Israel's wilderness journey and in the holiest place of the temple; and on Mount Sinai at the giving of the law; and at the Lord's ascension (Acts 1:9), and at His coming again (Revelation 1:7)
Arise - ) To come up from a lower to a higher position; to come above the horizon; to come up from one's bed or place of repose; to mount; to ascend; to rise; as, to arise from a kneeling posture; a Cloud arose; the sun ariseth; he arose early in the morning
Overshadow - 1: ἐπισκιάζω (Strong's #1982 — Verb — episkiazo — ep-ee-skee-ad'-zo ) "to throw a shadow upon" (epi, "over," skia, "a shadow"), "to overshadow," is used (a) of the bright Cloud at the Transfiguration, Matthew 17:5 ; Mark 9:7 ; Luke 9:34 ; (b) metaphorically of the power of "the Most High" upon the Virgin Mary, Luke 1:35 ; (c) of the Apostle Peter's shadow upon the sick, Acts 5:15
Red Sea - " The angel of God and the pillar of the Cloud went between the Israelites and the Egyptians. To the Israelites the Cloud gave light, but to the Egyptians it was a Cloud of darkness, all night
Censer - A small vessel made of metal, to contain burning coals from the altar, on which incense was sprinkled by the priest, that a Cloud of incense might arise therefrom
Flit - We say, a bird flits away, or flits in air a Cloud flits along
Morning - ) where, speaking of Christ, he saith, "And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun ariseth, even a morning without Clouds. So that when, in the eternal council of peace, he arose, to enlighten the Gentiles, and to be the glory of his people Israel, he arose, as this Scripture represents him, as "the tight of the morning, when the sun ariseth, even a morning without Clouds. A morning without Clouds is a strong figure to denote Christ's person, and not more strong than just; for the glories of the Lord Jesus Christ are complete glories; nothing enters into them of an opposite quality. He is a morning without a Cloud. His love, his grace, his salvation, all are as "a morning without a Cloud. So that from the first dawn of grace in their hearts until that grace is consummated in glory, the Lord Jesus is a sun that no more goeth down, a morning without a Cloud; for he not only giveth light, but is himself their light, and their God, their glory. Surely no figure comes up to our Lord Jesus with an exactness more full and complete than the beautiful one the Holy Ghost hath given by his servant David, "he shall be as the light of the morning when the sun riseth, eveen a morning without Clouds!"...
Think of Jesus under this sweet figure, I beseech you, reader; yea, never lose sight of him if possible. Jesus is a morning indeed without a Cloud
Providence - An old authority assures us that 'the Jews fancy, concerning the Cloud that conducted Israel through the wilderness, that it did not only show them the way, but also plane it; that it did not only lead them in the way which they must go, but also fit the way for them to go upon it; that it cleared all the mountains and smoothed all the rocks; that it cleared all the bushes and removed all the rubs
Preacher: Must Feed the People (2) - Try it in earnest and you cannot fail; you will soon be saying, 'Who are these that fly as a Cloud, and as doves to their windows?' ...
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Pillar - The pillar of Cloud, and the pillar of fire in the wilderness, which went before and followed Israel, were among the symbols of the divine presence. Nothing can be more blessed in confirmation of the Redeemer's love to his church and people, than thus beholding him in the "pillar of Cloud by day, and the pillar of are by night," conducting and guarding them through all their journey: And as then, so now, every manifestation, under all the various forms of it, was intended to show the church the love he bore to them, and to lead his people into the most endearing views of love and good will. And it came to pass, as Moses entered into the tabernacle, the Cloudy pillar descended, and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the Lord talked with Moses. " (Exodus 33:8-9) So again the Psalmist saith, that "he spake unto them in the Cloudy pillar. For if Jesus be the pillar of Cloud, and the pillar of fire; and if, as it is said, "the Lord will create upon every dwelling place of mount Zion, and upon her assemblies, a Cloud and smoke by day, and the shining of a flaming fire by night," (Isaiah 4:5) —surely there is a great propriety that his church should be called after the name of her Lord, He is the pillar of Cloud and of fire; and she by him is made the pillar and ground of truth; and hence his servants who minister in his name shall be called pillars in his temple
Thunder - on (Amos 4:7 ) In the imaginative philosophy of the Hebrews, thunder was regarded as the voice of Jehovah, (Job 37:2,4,5 ; 40:9 ; Psalm 18:13 ; 29:3-9 ; Isaiah 30:30,31 ) who dwelt behind the thunder-cloud
Incense - A thick Cloud of incense went up
Wink - I could eclipse and Cloud them with a wink
Bull's-Eye - ) A small round Cloud, with a ruddy center, supposed by sailors to portend a storm
Nimbus - (Latin: Cloud) ...
In Christian art, a glow or ornamental circle around the head of a saint, emblematic of his sanctity
Ride - ...
Isaiah’s statement that “the Lord rideth upon a swift Cloud” ( Clouds
Rainbow - The 'bow set in the Clouds' was given by God to Noah as a token that He would not again destroy the world by a flood. The beautiful bow in the Cloud should ever call to mind His abiding faithfulness
Pillar - Lastly, the figurative use of the term "pillar," in reference to the Cloud and fire accompanying the Israelites on their march or as in (Song of Solomon 3:6 ) and Reve 10:1 Is plainly derived from the notion of an isolated column not supporting a roof
Shechinah - " God's visible manifestation in a Cloudy pillar and fire; the glorious light, enveloped in a Cloud and thence bursting forth at times (Exodus 16:7-10), especially over the mercy-seat or capporeth . (See Cloud, PILLAR OF. His coming again with Clouds and fire is the antitype of this Shekinah (Matthew 26:64; Luke 21:27; Acts 1:9; Acts 1:11; Acts 2Th_1:7-8; Revelation 1:7)
Transfiguration, the - A Cloud came over them, and God spoke from the Cloud identifying Jesus as His Son (compare the voice at the baptism) and commanding the disciples to hear Him. When the Cloud lifted, Jesus was alone with the disciples, who were afraid. Clouds represent divine presence
Attaint - ) To stain; to obscure; to sully; to disgrace; to Cloud with infamy
Prosperity: Evils of - He is smothered, his clothes are white, his eyes smart, the grit even grates between his teeth and finds its way down his throat; welcome are the rain Clouds, as they promise to abate the nuisance. A Christian making money fast is just a man in a Cloud of dust, it will fill his eyes if he be not careful
Sky - Where ‘sky’ is referred to in the Gospels it is the usual sense of Cloud region or aerial expanse that is intended
Mist - ...
2: ὅμιλος (Strong's #3658 — Noun Masculine — homichle — hom'-il-os ) "a mist" (not so thick as nephos and nephele, "a Cloud"), occurs in 2 Peter 2:17 (1st part), RV, "mists;" some mss. have nephelai, "clouds" (AV)
Tabernacle - When it was set up, a dark Cloud covered it by day, and a fiery Cloud by night. When the Cloud arose from off the tabernacle, they decamped; the priests carried those things which were most sacred, and the Levites all the several parts of the tabernacle
Shekinah - ’ There is also an obvious allusion to the Shekinah in the description of the theophanic Cloud of the transfiguration-narrative (Matthew 17:5 ‘a bright Cloud overshadowed them, and behold a voice out of the Cloud, saying,’ etc. Here the same verb (ἐπισκιάζω) is used as in the LXX Septuagint of Exodus 40:34-35 of the Cloud which rested on the Tabernacle when it was filled with the ‘glory of the Lord,’ which in the Targum (pseudo-Jonathan) becomes the ‘glory of the Shekinah of the Lord. ’ The ‘voice out of the Cloud’ is also, doubtless, the voice of the Shekinah; cf
Drink - Wine was considered a luxury item which could both gladden the heart (Psalm 104:15 ) or Cloud the mind (Isaiah 28:7 ; Hosea 4:11 )
Eclipse - , of; to sully; to Cloud; to throw into the shade by surpassing
Minnesota - ...
Catholic influence on the place-names of the state is shown in the following, ...
Loretto
Sacred Heart
Saint Anthony Falls
Saint Bonifacius
Saint Charles
Saint Clair
Saint Cloud
Saint Francis
Saint Hilaire
Saint James
Saint Joseph
Saint Leo
Saint Louis Park
Saint Martin
Saint Michael
Saint Paul
Saint Peter
Saint Vincent
Ecclestiastical divisions include the archdiocese ...
Saint Paul and Minneapolis
and the dioceses, ...
Crookston
Duluth
New Ulm
Saint Cloud
Winona
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patron saints index
Glory - The glory of God in the writings of Moses, denotes, generally, the divine presence; as when he appeared on Mount Sinai; or, the bright Cloud which declared his presence, and descended on the tabernacle of the congregation, Exodus 24:9-10 ; Exodus 24:16-17 . " The glory of the Lord appeared to Israel in the Cloud also, when he gave them manna and quails, Exodus 16:7 ; Exodus 16:10
Dial - Ahaz' intimacy with Tiglath Pileser would naturally lead the "princes of Babylon to inquire of the wonder done in the land," which shows that the miracle of the recession of the shadow on the dial was local, perhaps produced by divinely ordered refraction, a Cloud denser than the air being interposed between the gnomon and the "degrees" or "dial
Bright, Brightness - A — 1: φωτεινός (Strong's #5460 — Adjective — photeinos — fo-ti-nos' ) "bright" (from phos, "light"), is said of a Cloud, Matthew 17:5 ; metaphorically of the body, Matthew 6:22 , "full of light;" Luke 11:34,36
Night - 13:21 and similar passages the word means “by night,” or “during the night”: “And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of Cloud … and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night
Transfiguration of Christ - The substance of what we learn from their accounts is, that upon a certain occasion Jesus took Peter, James, and John, into a high mountain apart from all other society, and that he was there transfigured before them; his face shining as the sun, and his raiment white as the light; that moreover there appeared unto them Moses and Elias, conversing with him; and that while they spake together on the subject of his death, which was soon afterward to take place at Jerusalem, a bright Cloud overshadowed them, and a voice out of the Cloud proclaimed, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased
Tabernacle - There God met His people when the pillar of Cloud descended to the door of the tent (Exodus 33:9 ). The Cloud descended on this tent when Moses came to inquire of God, but the Cloud stayed on the permanent tabernacle and the glory of the Lord filled it so Moses could not enter it (Exodus 40:34-35 ,Exodus 40:34-35,40:38 )
Shadow - ) To Cloud; to darken; to cast a gloom over
Depart - Nâsa‛ is used to describe the “movement” of the angel of God and the pillar of Cloud as they came between Israel and the pursuing Egyptians at the Sea of Reeds ( Martyr - The Lord charged the Pharisees with being the children of them which killed the prophets, Matthew 23:31 ; and in the "cloud of witnesses" spoken of in Hebrews 11 , were some of whom it is said "others were tortured Obscure - To Cloud to make partially dark. Thick Clouds obscure the day. To hide from the view as, Clouds obscure the sun
White - Daniel 7:9 ), Revelation 1:14 (twice); ripened grain, John 4:35 ; a stone, Revelation 2:17 , an expression of the Lord's special delight in the overcomer, the new name on it being indicative of a secret communication of love and joy; a horse (in a vision), Revelation 6:2 ; 19:11,14 (1st part); a Cloud, Revelation 14:14 ; the throne of God, Revelation 20:11
Gall - He would take nothing to Cloud his faculties or blunt the pain of dying
Incense - ...
The incense was also to be put on burning coals in a censer and carried by the high priest into the most holy place on the Day of Atonement, that the Cloud of incense might cover the mercy seat that was upon the testimony, 'that he die not
Dull - Not bright or clear Clouded tarnished as, the mirror is dull. Cloudy overcast not clear not enlivening as dull weather. To sully to tarnish or Cloud as, the breath dulls a mirror
Censer - The priest filled the censer with live coal from the sacred fire on the altar of burnt-offering, and having carried it into the sanctuary, there threw upon the burning coals the sweet incense (Leviticus 16:12,13 ), which sent up a Cloud of smoke, filling the apartment with fragrance
Dove - The extraordinary flights of pigeons which I have seen alight upon one of these buildings afford, perhaps, a good illustration for the passage in Isaiah 60:8 : ‘Who are these that fly as a Cloud, and as the doves to their windows?' Their great numbers, and the compactness of their mass, literally look like a Cloud at a distance, and obscure the sun in their passage
Exodus, Book of - "Then the Cloud covered the tent of the congregation, and the glory of the Lord filled the tabernacle. " Moses was unable to enter the tent of the congregation because of the Cloud. The Cloud became their signal for movement: when that moved, they journeyed; and when that rested they abode in their tents
Lightning - ]'>[1] ‘thunder-cloud
Barak - Barak's faith is like that of many who can follow if another will lead, though they cannot take a first place; it is very gracious of God to mention Barak in Hebrews 11:32 as one in the Cloud of witnesses who had become victorious by their faith
Pillar - It is also used for the pillar of Cloud and the pillar of fire; also symbolically for the pillars of the heavens and the pillars of the earth
Ark of the Covenant - Here the Shechinah rested both in the tabernacle and temple in a visible Cloud; hence were issued the Divine oracles by an audible voice; and the high priest appeared before the mercy-seat once every year on the great day of expiation; and the Jews, wherever they worshipped, turned their faces towards the place where the ark stood
Florida - ...
Catholic influence on the place-names of the state is shown in the following: ...
Christmas
Saint Andrew
Saint Augustine
Saint Catherine
Saint Cloud
Saint James City
Saint Johns Park
Saint Leo
Saint Lucie
Saint Marks
Saint Blas
San Mateo
Santa Fe
Santa Rosa
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Miami
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Orlando
Palm Beach
Pensacola-Tallahassee
Saint Augustine
Saint Petersburg
Venice
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patron saints index
Holy Water - Holy water! bah! See how the rain pours down from yonder black Cloud which has passed over the rugged crags of Pilatus; that sort of holy water is infinitely more likely to moisten the clay of the defunct, and bring plenteous blessing to the living, than all the hogsheads of aqueous fluid that priests ever mumbled over. Standing where, when the rain is over, one can see the fair Lake of Cucerne brimming with crystal, and the Clouds among the Alpine peaks all charged with moisture, rendered golden by the sun's clear shining, one feels indignant at the idea that the little driblets of nastiness in yonder pots and shells should be venerated, and all nature's reservoirs accounted common or unclean
Christ: His Eye Our Stimulus - ' You are 'compassed about by a Cloud of witnesses
Pillar - God led Israel through the wilderness with a pillar of Cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night (Exodus 13:21 ; compare Exodus 14:19-20 )
Trouble: Needed - Not till the everlasting day break, and the shadows flee away, and the Lord himself shall be our light, and our God our glory, can we do without the Cloud in the sunshine, the shade of sorrow in the bright light of joy, and the curtain of night for the deepening of the sleep which God gives his beloved
Curse, the - God made a covenant with Noah and his seed, and with every living creature, and as a token thereof He set the bow in the Cloud
West - Thus we say, a star sets in the west, a meteor appears in the west, a Cloud rises in the west
Calf - Having been conducted through the wilderness by a pillar of Cloud and fire, which preceded them in their marches, while Moses was receiving the divine commands that Cloud covered the mountain, and they probably imagined that it would no longer be their guide; and, therefore, applied to Aaron to make for them a sacred sign or symbol, as other nations had, which might visibly represent God
Witness - The heroes of the faith are called the ‘cloud of witnesses’ ( Hebrews 12:1 ), and Jesus Himself is ‘the faithful witness ( martyr )’ in Revelation 1:6 ; Revelation 3:14 (cf
Death - Our sinful natures in our natural state send up sins, trespasses, transgressions, evils, wickedness and iniquities until they form a thick, dark Cloud between the soul and GOD
Carmel - The spot is about 1,600 feet above the sea, and Elijah's servant had to go but a short distance to have the Mediterranean in view and to watch for a Cloud
Glory - 2 Peter 1 ...
In this passage of Peter, the latter word glory refers to the visible splendor or bright Cloud that overshadowed Christ at his transfiguration
Transfiguration, the - "And there came a voice out of the Cloud, saying, This isMy beloved Son, hear Him
Publishing - Thus it is that He is so frequently represented as shrouded in Cloud (Exodus 16:10, Leviticus 16:2, Numbers 11:25). Thus Christ’s Divine glory at the Transfiguration was veiled in a bright Cloud (Matthew 17:5, Mark 9:7, Luke 9:34); thus, too, He will come at the Last Day in a Cloud (Luke 21:27)
Pillar - Exodus 33:9 (a) This wonderful Cloud so mysterious in its composition, and its actions undoubtedly represents the Holy Spirit
Gog And Magog - These, 'coming out of the north,' as a Cloud to cover the land,' will attack Israel in the land of Palestine, but will be smitten by God
Dark - To obscure to Cloud
Face - All these places are to be understood simply, that God so manifested himself to the Israelites, that he made them hear his voice as distinctly as if he had appeared to them face to face; but not that they actually saw more than the Cloud of glory which marked his presence. This observation of the Apostle is rendered the more striking, when it is recollected that the Roman glass was not fully transparent as ours, but dull and Clouded
Mount Paran - ) Here Israel, after leaving mount Sinai, arrived and encamped, being so directed by the resting of the Cloud
Set - I do set my bow in the Cloud
Profane - ‘Profane babblings and oppositions of knowledge falsely so-called’ (1 Timothy 6:20, 2 Timothy 2:16), if they are not Gnostic, are leading to Gnosticism, its hair-splittings, Cloud of words, pride of knowledge, unnatural asceticism, and moral looseness
Transfiguration, the - The Cloud which overshadowed the witnesses was bright or light-like, luminous, of the same kind as the Cloud at the ascension
Smoke - ...
Isaiah 4:5 (b) The reference is made to the pillar of fire and the Cloud that led Israel through the wilderness. His presence is also represented as a Cloud which filled the temple in the Old Testament, and here
Light - This seems to contain a reference to the glory and splendour which shone in the holy of holies, where Jehovah appeared in the luminous Cloud above the mercy seat, and which none but the high priest, and he only once a year, was permitted to approach unto, Leviticus 16:2 ; Ezekiel 1:22 ; Ezekiel 1:26 ; Ezekiel 1:28 ; but this was typical of the glory of the celestial world. ...
And the stars thereof will I make dark: I will involve the sun in a Cloud, ...
Nor shall the moon give out her light
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In the final chapter of Exodus, Moses sets up and prepares the tabernacle for the Lord (40:1-33), leading directly to his habitation there in the form of the "cloud" of his "glory" that had fire in it by night. A second and somewhat expanded description of the Cloud and its function in leading Israel through the wilderness appears in Numbers 9:15-23 . These two descriptions of the glory Cloud and fire form an envelope around the tabernacle-related legislation in Leviticus 1:1 -Numbers 1:1-9:14 . Second, the only place where the "cloud" of the glory of the Lord appears between Exodus 40 and Numbers 9 is in Leviticus 16:2 , where the Lord explains, "I appear in the Cloud over the atonement cover. He was "present" there in the tabernacle, manifesting his glory in Cloud and fire. 9; the point seems to be that this might Cloud their minds and cause a similar disaster); (2) "distinguish between the holy and the common, between the unclean and the clean" (v
Shadow - In the desert wilderness the traveler found little hope for shade but looked for shade or shadow from hills (Judges 9:36 ), large rocks (Isaiah 32:2 ), a cave (Exodus 33:1 : 22 ; 1 Kings 19:9 ), or a Cloud (Isaiah 25:5 )
Divination - Those whom Moses calls Meonen of Anan, a Cloud, Deuteronomy 18:10
Ascension - Leading His eleven apostles out as far as Bethany, on the eastern slope of the Mount of Olives, in the act of blessing them He ascended up to heaven, and a Cloud hid Him from their sight
Bowl - (2) In every other passage where the word occurs the φιάλη does not exhale a Cloud of fragrant incense, sent up with the adoration of saints, but is filled with the hot, bitter, poisonous wine of the wrath of God, which earth is made to drink-a figure resembling the prophetic ‘cup of reeling’ (Isaiah 51:17; Isaiah 51:22), but even more appalling
Dust - The former means properly dust stirred up or blown about, as ‘a Cloud of dust’; the latter simply earth or soil thrown down or raised in a heap
Shekinah - ]'>[4] and related writings) was often manifested by a fiery appearance, or a light in a Cloud. ’ It was believed that the Shekinah would return with the Messiah; ‘the glory of the Lord shall he seen and the Cloud’ ( 2M Malachi 2:8 )
God, Name of - The pillar of fire and Cloud—the theophany of the divine presence, the Shekinah gloryappears physically and materially with Israel in the wilderness and at her sanctuaries. Rather than God's "Glory"the pillar of fire and Cloudcoming to the city (Ezekiel 10:1-5,18 ; 43:3-7 ), Deuteronomy prefers to speak of God as "choosing a place as a dwelling for his Name" (12:11 ; 14:23 ; 16:2,6,11 ; 26:2 ) or "putting his Name in a place" (12:5,21 ; 14:24 ). When his glory appears before the nation, it is the Cloud-encased pillar of firethe Cloud shielding and protecting from exposure to the consuming fire of divine glory (Exodus 16:10 ; 24:16 ; 40:34 ; 1 Kings 8:11 ; 2 Chronicles 7:2 ). Isaiah most clearly takes this step: "See, the Name of the Lord comes from afar, with burning anger and dense Clouds of smoke" (Isaiah 30:27 ). Here it is the Name that becomes the Cloud-encased pillar of fire
Senuti, an Anchorite - He was wafted on a Cloud to Egypt
Cherub - , of the Shechinah, or Cloud of glory, for on them the visible glory of God rested
Jeduthun - end of the altar, having cymbals, psalteries, and harps, at the dedication of Solomon's temple; and it was "when the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord," with trumpets, cymbals, and instruments accompanying the voices praising the Lord "for He is good, for His mercy endureth for ever," that the house of the Lord was filled with the Cloud of glory (2 Chronicles 5:13-14; compare 2 Chronicles 20:21-22)
Heavy - Thick dense black as a heavy Cloud
Camp - Third, the word “camp” is used to describe the whole people of Israel: “And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick Cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled” ( Warp - As when the potent rod of Amrams son, in Egypts evil day, wavd round the coast, up called a pitchy Cloud of locusts, warping on the eastern wind-- ...
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Cherubim - The poet, in describing a theophany of Jehovah, represents the God of Israel as descending to earth on the black thunder-cloud: ‘He rode upon a cheruh and did fly, yea, he soared on the wings of the wind. ’ According to this passage, the cherub is a personification of the storm-cloud, or, as others prefer to interpret, of the storm-wind which bears Jehovah from heaven to earth
Numbers, Book of - Then instructions were given as to their movements, depending on the Cloud that covered the tabernacle. They were to proceed only when the Cloud moved, thus they were to be guided by Jehovah. Whether it were a day, or a month, or a year, that the Cloud rested, they were to move only at the command of the Lord: a striking type of the guidance which God accords now. This was well; for they might have depended on him instead of upon God, who had provided the Cloud of glory to guide them. The pillar of Cloud was above, and the ark went before them
Winds - wind brings rain from the sea (1 Kings 18:44-45); its precursor is Cloud (Luke 12:54), prevailing in Palestine from November to February
Covenant - With Noah God made a covenant that he would not again destroy the world by a flood, and as a token of that covenant, He set the rainbow in the Cloud
Beloved - The other occasion of the word is that record of another great revealing moment of His life—the Transfiguration, when two of the three tell of ‘a voice out of the Cloud (saying), This is my beloved son, hear ye him’ (Matthew 17:5, Mark 9:7; in the || Luke 9:36 the true reading is ἐκλελεγμένος)
Continually - It describes His visible presence at the tabernacle: “So it was always: the Cloud covered it by day, and the appearance of fire by night” ( Baptism - And the Israelites were "baptized unto Moses in the Cloud and in the sea," 1 Corinthians 10:2
Lead - To guide or conduct by showing the way to direct as, the Israelites were led by a pillar of a Cloud by day, and by a pillar of fire by night
Beloved - The other occasion of the word is that record of another great revealing moment of His life—the Transfiguration, when two of the three tell of ‘a voice out of the Cloud (saying), This is my beloved son, hear ye him’ (Matthew 17:5, Mark 9:7; in the || Luke 9:36 the true reading is ἐκλελεγμένος)
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Presence of God - The Cloud and fire symbolized the presence of God leading on the journey to Canaan
Consume - This nuance is used especially of Clouds: “As the Cloud is consumed and vanisheth away …” (Job 7:9)
Rock - "Moreover brethren, (saith the apostle) I would not that ye should be ignorant how that all our fathers were under the Cloud, and all passed through the sea, and were all baptized unto Moses in the Cloud and in the sea, and did all eat the same spiritual meat, and did all drink the same spiritual drink; for they drank of that spiritual rock that followed them, and that rock was Christ
Voice (2) - —A ‘voice from heaven’ is mentioned in the Synoptics in Matthew 3:17 || (φωνὴ ἐκ τῶν οὐρανῶν), in the narrative of the Baptism (‘And lo, a voice out of the heavens, saying, This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased’), and again in Matthew 17:5 || in the narrative of the Transfiguration a ‘voice out of the Cloud’ is spoken of (‘And behold, a voice out of the Cloud, saying,’ etc. 204) has pointed out, the mention of the heavens and the Cloud is derived from the context, and both representations are due ‘to the Evangelic narrative and not to the words of Jesus
Figure - Cloud
Firstborn - " This latter expression likely refers to the Old Testament faithful who could not reach completion until the Christian dispensation (11:40); these now comprise the Cloud of witnesses who applaud the race of the earthly Christians (12:1)
Cherubim - They were mythical figures probably suggested by the phenomenon of the storm-cloud, in which God seemed to descend from heaven to earth, the thunder being the rushing of their wings and the lightning their flashing swords (cf
Miriam - "...
In wrath God withdrew the Cloud from off the tabernacle, and behold the proud prophetess had the most humiliating of diseases, leprosy white as snow
Transfiguration - We notice (a) that he says that Jesus received from the Father honour and glory, which is not mentioned in the Gospels; (b) that he uses ‘the excellent glory’ for the ‘bright Cloud’ of Matthew 17:5; (c) that he speaks of the holy mountain (the adjective has been thought to betray a later date, when sacred sites might have been held in reverence-but why not in the Apostolic Age?); (d) that he quotes the words of the voice differently from the Synoptists, though he is nearest to St
Discharge - ...
The Cloud, if it were oily or fatty, would not discharge
Peace: of a Believer - The river abides the lapse of ages, it is no evanescent morning Cloud, or transient rain-flood, but in all its stages it is permanent
Samson - Among the Cloud of witnesses who 'obtained a good report through faith,' Samson is named, but his acts are not there recorded
Enoch - The Cloud of witnesses which the Apostle has produced of Old Testament worthies, all bore, in their respective generations, their testimony to this great doctrine, in opposition to the atheism or theism, and gross idolatry, which prevailed around them
Noah - Peter calls Noah a preacher of righteousness, because before the deluge he was incessantly preaching and declaring to men, not only by his discourses, but by the building of the ark, in which he was employed a hundred and twenty years, that the Cloud of divine vengeance was about to burst upon them
Baptism, Baptist, Baptize - Likewise the nation of Israel was figuratively baptized when made to pass through the Red Sea under the Cloud, 1 Corinthians 10:2
Thanksgiving - We note this especially in 2 Corinthians 1:11, when the dark Cloud of grief over the backsliders at Corinth is passing (cf
Hermon - " But a Hermon dew was a dew such as falls there, the snow on the summit condensing the summer vapors which float in the higher air, and causing light Clouds to hover round and abundant dew to fall on it, while the air is elsewhere without a Cloud and the whole country parched
Witness - In Hebrews 11 is given a 'great Cloud' of witnesses to the principle of faith in Old Testament saints, some of whom were also martyrs
Come - For example, during the Exodus, God “appeared” in the Cloud and fire that went before the people ( Thanksgiving - We note this especially in 2 Corinthians 1:11, when the dark Cloud of grief over the backsliders at Corinth is passing (cf
Sea - (b) Paul also, in writing to the Corinthians, says, ‘For I would not, brethren, have you ignorant, how that our fathers were all under the Cloud, and all passed through the sea; and were all baptized unto Moses in the Cloud and in the sea’ (1 Corinthians 10:1-2). The Apostle’s point is that ancient Israel started well; all were protected and guided by the Cloud; all were safely brought through the sea; all were sealed as by a baptism into trustful allegiance to Moses as their deliverer; yet in the end all except two failed to enter Canaan
Redeem, Redemption - 1; (b) the deliverance of the people of God at the coming of Christ with His glorified saints, "in a Cloud with power and great glory," Luke 21:28 , a "redemption" to be accomplished at the "outshining of His Parousia," 2 Thessalonians 2:8 , i
Church: Her Glory in Tribulation - When we read in the first verse of the tenth chapter of Revelation,' I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a Cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head,' it greatly assists the imagination to conceive of a many-colored circlet, rather than a semicircle
Aaron - He ministered before Yahweh, whose presence-cloud dwelt above the mercy seat over the ark of the covenant in the Most Holy Place of the tabernacle (Exodus 40:38 )
Samuel - Psalm 99:6-7 relates that God spoke with Samuel from out of the pillar of Cloud as God had previously with Moses and Aaron
Babblings - Practical piety is the writer’s theme, and he calls Christians to cultivate simplicity as it is in Jesus; not to lose themselves in a Cloud of words, but to be direct and devout
Walk - He “walks” on the Clouds ( Cloud ( Noah - God blessed Noah and his sons, and established His covenant with them and with every living thing, and gave the bow in the Cloud as a token of it
Noah - God blessed Noah and his sons, and established His covenant with them and with every living thing, and gave the bow in the Cloud as a token of it
Pride - This word occurs thrice in the AV_: in Mark 7:22 as the rendering of ὑπερηφανία, in 1 John 2:16 of ἀλαζόνεια, in 1 Timothy 3:6 as the rendering (‘lifted up with pride’) of τυφόω (the same verb is found in 1 Timothy 6:4, ‘he is proud’ [1], and in 2 Timothy 3:4, ‘highminded’ [2]; it is formed from the substantive τύφος, ‘smoke’ or ‘cloud,’ which does not occur in the NT, but is found in the metaphorical use in 1 Clem. 1 along with ἀλαζόνεια and suggests the pride which beclouds the moral sense and destroys self-control)
Ten Commandments - In the midst of the Cloud and the darkness and the flashing lightning and the fiery smoke and the thunder like the voice of a trumpet, Moses was called to Mount Sinai to receive the law without which the people would cease to be a holy nation
Baptism - "...
1 Corinthians 10:2 (b) This is the baptism accomplished in the Red Sea when the walls of water on each side, and the Cloud above hid Israel from the sight of the Egyptians
Atonement, Day of - He must put on the holy linen garments, and must enter with a Cloud of incense and with blood, lest he die
Hardness of Heart - " And may not the Lord be said to do this, when in a fulness of blessings of his providence the tables of such men are so flowing over, that the bountiful hand which spreads the whole is lost and hidden from their view in a Cloud of his own gifts? And when men become intoxicated, and over fed, and their eyes bloated with fatness, so that they neither discern the Lord's hand, yea, sometimes they see not one another, may not the Lord be said to make their heart fat, and their eyes heavy, by thus furnishing the means, while the beasts themselves, by abusing the bounties of the Lord (which, if rightly used, would have made them his blessed instruments in disposing of them to feed the hungry bellies of the poor), may be truly said no less to close their own eyes, and to harden their own hearts?...
I must not dismiss this article without taking with it the observation, how suited the Lord
Parable - ...
Cloud and wind, Luke 12:54-57
Rest - Over a tent a Cloud shall rest by day
Tabernacle - (Joshua 3:11-16 ) Upon the tabernacle, abode always the Cloud, dark by day and fiery red by night, (Exodus 10:38 ) giving the signal for the march, (Exodus 40:36,37 ; Numbers 9:17 ) and the halt. (3) The pillar of Cloud and of fire was the best possible symbol of the living God,--a Cloud, bright, glowing like the sunset Clouds, glorious, beautiful, mysterious, self-poised, heavenly; fire, immaterial, the source of life and light and comfort and cheer, but yet unapproachable, terrible, a consuming fire to the wicked
Cherub (1) - Revelation 2:7; Revelation 22:14; they, with the flaming sword, were the forerunners of the sanctuary, where the Cherub on either side of the bright Shekinah Cloud (from which, as on Sinai, the flame might at any moment dart) looked down on the blood-sprinkled mercy-seat of the ark, God's meeting place in reconciliation with sinners by the stoning blood; mercy and justice meeting together in man's redemption. In the midst was the tabernacle with the Shekinah Cloud symbolizing God's presence, "the picture of the blessed period when the earth being fitted for the kingdom of the Father
Exodus - ...
On the arrival at Sinai, Jahweh’s glory appears in a fiery Cloud on the mountain. ]'>[6] , an unarmed host is guided by the pillar of fire and Cloud (Exodus 13:21 f
Dove - Its gregariousness answers to the communion of saints, all having flocked together to Christ (Isaiah 60:8); the returning Israelites shall so flock to Jerusalem, as doves in a Cloud to their cotes; and the converted Gentiles to Israel
Theophany - Frequently the term, "glory of the Lord, " reflects a theophany, as in Exodus 24:16-18 ; the "pillar of Cloud" has a similar function in Exodus 33:9
Locust - " Captain Woodroffe, who was for some time at Astrachan, a city near the Volga, sixty miles to the north-west of the Caspian Sea, in latitude 47 , assures us, that, from the latter end of July to the beginning of October, the country about that city is frequently infested with locusts, which fly in such prodigious numbers as to darken the air, and appear at a distance as a heavy Cloud
Canaan - Rain only falls during the autumn, winter, and spring, when it sometimes descends with great violence: the greatest quantity, and that which properly constitutes the rainy season, happening between the autumnal equinox, or somewhat later, and the beginning of December; during which period, heavy Clouds often obscure the sky, and several days of violent rain sometimes succeed each other with winds. Showers continue to fall at uncertain intervals, with some Cloudy but more fair weather, till toward the vernal equinox, when they become again more frequent and copious till the middle of April. From the end of May, or beginning of June, to the end of September, or middle of October, scarce a drop of rain falls, the sky being constantly unclouded, and the heat generally oppressive. The storms, especially in the autumn, are preceded by short but violent gusts of wind, which, from the surface of a parched soil, raise great Clouds of dust; which explains what is meant by, "Ye shall not see wind," 2 Kings 3:7 . The continuation of the same passage likewise implies, that such circumscribed whirlwinds were generally considered as the precursors of rain; a circumstance likewise alluded to by Solomon, who says, "Whoso boasteth himself of a false gift, is like Clouds and wind without rain,"...
Proverbs 25:14 . Another prognostic of an approaching storm is a small Cloud rising in the west, and increasing until it overspreads the whole heavens. Such was the Cloud, "like a man's hand," which appeared to Elijah, on Mount Carmel; which spread "till the heaven was black with Clouds and wind, and there was a great rain," 1 Kings 18:44 . To this phenomenon, and the certainty of the prognostic, our Saviour alludes: "When ye see a Cloud" (or the Cloud, την ν εφελην ) "rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is," Luke 12:54 . ...
"Slow from the main the heavy vapours rise, Spread in dim streams, and sail along the skies, Till black as night the swelling tempest shows, The Cloud condensing as the west wind blows
Red Sea - But the Israelites went out of Egypt with "a high hand," though led by Moses, yet under the visible guidance and protection of "the Lord God of the Hebrews," who "went before them by day in a pillar of a Cloud, and by night in a pillar of fire;"...
and who, for their encouragement, to enter the passage of the sea miraculously prepared for them, removed the Cloud which went before the camp of Israel hitherto, and placed it behind them. "And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a Cloud and darkness to the one, but gave light by night to the other: so that the one came not near the other all the night," Exodus 14:8-20 . The Cloud which separated them from the Israelites increased the darkness of the night; and they probably did not enter into the sea till about midnight, by which time the van of the Israelites might have reached the eastern shore. The Egyptians did not find out their mistake till the "morning appeared," or till day-break, when the rear of the Israelites had gained the shore, and the Egyptians had reached the middle of the sea, and their whole host had entered into it: then, indeed, they attempted to fly back, but in vain; for "their chariot wheels were broken off, so that they drave them heavily, and their host was troubled" by the Lord, who looked or frowned upon them through the Cloudy pillar of fire, and overwhelmed all their host in the midst of the sea; when the sea suddenly returned to his strength at the signal of Moses stretching forth his hand over it, Exodus 14:24-28 . The Clouds poured out water, the air thundered, thine arrows also went abroad
Baptism - The passage through the Red Sea delivered Israel completely from Egyptian bondage, and thenceforward they were, under God's protecting Cloud, on their way to the promised land. hence it is written, "they were all baptized unto Moses in the Cloud and in the sea" (the sea, according to some of the fathers, representing the water, the Cloud the Spirit)
Elijah - The seventh time a Cloud the size of a hand appeared on the horizon
Tabernacle - As God once dwelt, in visible Cloud and flame, among His people, so Christ has sojourned among men, who have beheld His glory, which in this instance is the spiritual glory of a perfect manhood
Fire - Again the same symbol appeared in the pillar of Cloud and fire (Exodus 13:21-22), in His giving the law on Sinai (Exodus 19:18); so at His second advent (Daniel 7:9-10; Malachi 3:2; Malachi 4:1; 2 Peter 3:7; 2 Peter 3:10)
Ever, Everlasting - 9:16, the word (used absolutely) means the “most distant future”: “And the bow shall be in the Cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature
Transfiguration (2) - In the first three Gospels both the precision of detail and the agreement are striking, including the following facts: the occasion—six days after the preceding incidents just narrated; the place—a high mountain apart; the chosen three—Peter, James, John; the supernatural light; the heavenly visitants and their speech; the suggestion of Peter; the overshadowing Cloud and the Divine voice from its midst; the awe, yet joy, of the disciples; the return of Christ to ordinary conditions of human life; the charge of silence. Then, to the overwhelming awe of the three, there drew near a still Greater Presence, for the Cloud which now cast its shadow over them all was the Cloud of God Himself, and the voice heard was His, proclaiming the Son’s high state and attesting His heavenly call. There is the hypothesis of fraud, according to which Jesus had arranged a secret meeting on the hill, when a peculiar play of light and of Clouds, perhaps also a thunderstorm, caused the disciples to suppose they had perceived the transfiguration of Jesus, and helped them to mistake the two confederates† Atonement, Day of - Taking a censer with burning coals from the brazen altar, and applying a handful of incense, he entered the holiest, where the mercy-seat became enveloped in the Cloud of smoke from the incense. ...
The Cloud of incense "covering the mercy-seat upon the testimony, lest he should die," typifies Christ's merits incensing our prayers, so as to make them a sweet smelling savor to God (Revelation 8:3-4)
Ascension of Jesus Christ - He ascends in a Cloud, echoing Daniel 7:13 with its connotations of power ( Acts 1:9 ). Finally, the link with the second coming of Jesus both in the way Jesus ascends (in a Cloud) and in the words of the two men ("This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven, will come back in the same way") describes the ascension of an exalted, seated King of heaven who will come back "in power and great glory" ( Mark 13:26 )
Gilgal - The manna and pillar of Cloud were not withdrawn, because God would sustain the rising generation with the prospect of the ban being removed, and of the covenant temporarily suspended being renewed
Light, Noun, And Verb, Lighten - 1), "bright," is rendered "full of light" in Matthew 6:22 ; Luke 11:34,36 (twice), figuratively, of the single-mindedness of the eye, which acts as the lamp of the body; in Matthew 17:5 , "bright," of a Cloud
Pleroma - ’ The assertion ‘negatives the Alexandrian “philosophy” with its Cloud of mediating angei-powers and spiritual emanations’ (Findlay, Pulpit Com
Witness - , "martyr," one who bears "witness" by his death) denotes "one who can or does aver what he has seen or heard or knows;" it is used (a) of God, Romans 1:9 ; 2 Corinthians 1:23 ; Philippians 1:8 ; 1 Thessalonians 2:5,10 (2nd part); (b) of Christ, Revelation 1:5 ; 3:14 ; (c) of those who "witness" for Christ by their death, Acts 22:20 ; Revelation 2:13 ; Revelation 17:6 ; (d) of the interpreters of God's counsels, yet to "witness" in Jerusalem in the times of the Antichrist, Revelation 11:3 ; (e) in a forensic sense, Matthew 18:16 ; 26:65 ; Mark 14:63 ; Acts 6:13 ; 7:58 ; 2 Corinthians 13:1 ; 1 Timothy 5:19 ; Hebrews 10:28 ; (f) in a historical sense, Luke 11:48 ; 24:48 ; Acts 1:8,22 ; 2:32 ; 3:15 ; 5:32 ; 10:39,41 ; 13:31 ; 22:15 ; 26:16 ; 1 Thessalonians 2:10 (1st part); 1 Timothy 6:12 ; 2 Timothy 2:2 ; Hebrews 12:1 , "(a Cloud) of witnesses," here of those mentioned in ch
Tabernacle - On the first day of the first month of the second year after the Exodus, it was formally set up, and the Cloud of the divine presence descended on it (Exodus 39:22-43 ; 40:1-38 )
Resurrection of Christ - They accompanied him from Jerusalem to Mount Olivet, and there they saw him ascend "till a Cloud received him out of their sight" (Mark 16:19 ; Luke 24:50-52 ; Acts 1:4-10 )
Carmel - shoulder of the ridge, and at last saw the little Cloud rising out of the sea "like a man's hand," the sure forerunner of rain
Witness - A similar sense may attach to μαρτύρων in Hebrews 12:1 if we regard the ‘cloud of witnesses’ as consisting of those who have already sealed their faith by suffering
mo'Ses - (Exodus 3:2-6 ) (b) In the giving of the law from Mount Sinai, the outward form of the revelation was a thick darkness as of a thunder-cloud, out of which proceeded a voice. (Exodus 33:7 ) It was the communication with God in the tabernacle from out the pillar of Cloud and fire
Temple, Solomon's - The ark was solemnly brought from the tent in which David had deposited it to the place prepared for it in the temple, and the glory-cloud, the symbol of the divine presence, filled the house
Manasseh (1) - Before Ephraim and Benjamin and Manasseh (advancing at their head, as formerly in the pillar of Cloud in the wilderness)
Water - Peter sees a parallel between the water of Noah’s flood and that of baptism (1 Peter 3:20), and Paul finds a mystical and sacramental meaning in the sea and the Cloud, in both of which the Israelites may be said to have been baptized into Moses (1 Corinthians 10:2)
Haggai, Theology of - In the Old Testament the glory of the Lord referred to the pillar of Cloud that filled the tabernacle and then the temple
Colours - The Son of Man is seen enthroned on a white Cloud (Revelation 14:14); and the great throne of God-unlike the sapphire throne in Ezekiel 1:26 -is white
Ascension - Here we learn that the scene was more precisely the Mount, of Olives ( Luke 9:28-36 ); that the final conversation, to which allusion is possibly made in Mark 16:19 , concerned the promise of the Holy Spirit ( Mark 16:6-8 ); and that the Ascension, so far as it was an event and therefore a subject of testimony, took the form of the uplifting of the bodily form of Jesus from the earth till it disappeared in a Cloud ( Mark 16:9-10 ). Our Lord’s predictions of the Second Coming ‘on the Clouds’ ( Matthew 24:30 ; Matthew 26:64 ; cf
Create - 31:22); Cloud and smoke ( Ark of the Covenant - Over this it was that the Shechinah, or visible display of the divine presence in a luminous Cloud rested, both in the tabernacle, and in the temple, ...
Leviticus 16:2 ; and from hence the divine oracles were given forth by an audible voice, as often as God was consulted in behalf of his people
the Angel of the Lord - " The same JEHOVAH went before the Israelites by day in a pillar of Cloud, and by night in a pillar of fire; and by Him the law was given amidst terrible displays of power and majesty from mount Sinai
Reformation - The "Indices Expurgatorii," in which they pointed out the works that they condemned, and which they declared it to be heresy and pollution to peruse, increased the desire to become acquainted with them; and although some who indulged that curiosity suffered the punishment denounced by the inquisition against the enemies of papal superstition, there was an immense proportion which even spiritual tyranny could not reach; so that the light which had been kindled daily brightened till it shone with unclouded lustre through many of the most powerful and the most refined nations of Europe. The whole, even with reference to the illumination of the human mind and the improvement of the social state of the world, is in a high degree interesting; and that interest is unspeakably increased by our discerning the most striking evidence of the gracious interposition of Providence dissipating the Cloud which obscured divine truth, and restoring to mankind that sacred treasure which is sufficient to make all who seriously examine it wise unto salvation
Arise, Arose, Arouse, Raise, Rise, Rouse - , "the rising" of the sun, moon and stars; metaphorically, of light, in Matthew 4:16 , "did spring up;" of the sun, Matthew 5:45 ; 13:6 (RV); Mark 4:6 ; James 1:11 ; in Mark 16:2 the RV has "when the sun was risen," keeping to the verb form, for the AV, "at the rising of;" of a Cloud, Luke 12:54 ; of the day-star, 2 Peter 1:19 ; in Hebrews 7:14 metaphorically, of the Incarnation of Christ: "Our Lord hath sprung out of Judah," more lit
Day of Atonement - ’ He sacrificed the bullock, and carried its blood into the Holy of Holies, where, after enveloping the mercy-seat with a Cloud of burning incense, he sprinkled the blood before it. And the sinfulness of the high priest appears to have been the reason of his causing a Cloud of burning incense to hide the mercy-seat from his sight
Incense - ...
"He shall take a (Hebrew the) censer (see Hebrews 9:4) full of burning coals of fire from off the altar before the Lord, and his hands full of sweet incense beaten small, and bring it within the veil; and he shall put the incense upon the fire before the Lord, that the Cloud of the incense may cover the mercyseat that is upon the testimony, that he die not
Hosea - Amidst his rugged abruptness soft and exquisite touches occur, where God's lovingkindness, balmy as the morning sun and genial as the rain, stands in contrast to Israel's goodness, evanescent as the Cloud and the early dew (Hosea 6:3-4; compare also Hosea 13:3; Hosea 14:5-7)
Husbandman - Not that His own approaching death troubles Him; He fears not as He enters into the Cloud, and is ready to give His life as covenant blood for the setting up of the Kingdom
Heaven - It is in this sense also that we read of the dew of heaven, the Clouds of heaven, and the wind of heaven. It is an opinion not destitute of probability, that the construction of the tabernacle, in which Jehovah dwelt by a visible symbol, termed "the Cloud of glory," was intended to be a type of heaven
Miracle - ...
Pillar of Cloud and fire, Numbers 9:15-23
Locust - In the middle of April, their numbers were so vastly increased, that in the heat of the day they formed themselves into large and numerous swarms, flew in the air like a succession of Clouds, and as the prophet Joel expresses it, they darkened the sun. On looking up, we perceived an immense Cloud, here and there semi-transparent, in other parts quite black, that spread itself all over the sky, and at intervals shadowed the sun
Prayer - To this may perhaps be added the threefold blessing of (Numbers 6:24-26 ) couched as it is in a precatory form, and the short prayer of Moses, (Numbers 10:35,36 ) at the moving and resting of the Cloud the former of which was the germ of the 68th Psalm
Wilderness of the Wanderings - Their stays in the several stations varied according to the guidance of the divine Cloud from two days to a month or a year (Numbers 9:22). ...
Still Jehovah withdraws not His pillar of Cloud and fire
the Disobedient Prophet - This great man of God comes out of a Cloud, he shines for a splendid moment before all men's eyes, and then he dies under a Cloud
Joshua - Next as Moses' "minister" Joshua accompanied him along with Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and 70 elders up the mountain of God; but Moses went alone into the Cloud (Exodus 24:9; Exodus 24:13-15). God Himself recognizes Joshua in it by summoning him into the tabernacle with Moses, while the divine pillar of Cloud manifested Jehovah's presence (compare Numbers 11:25; Numbers 12:5)
Death - ...
Through the Cloud of his humiliation his native lustre often broke forth, but never did it shine so bright as now
Games - The "so great a Cloud of witnesses" (Hebrews 12:1-2) that "we are compassed about with" attest by their own case God's faithfulness to His people (Hebrews 6:12)
Samson - ' And yet again, 'Therefore, seeing we are compassed about with so great a Cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us. For how is a child who brings such shame on his father and mother ever to fulfil the promise of his birth? How shall the son-in-law of an uncircumcised Philistine ever deliver Israel? Nor did all Samson's riddles, and jests, and sports, and revenges against the Philistines scatter or relieve the Cloud that his first fatal step had brought down on his father's and his mother's heart
Moses - ]'>[4] went before the people in a pillar of Cloud and fire ( Exodus 13:21 f
Lamentations, Theology of - God has covered himself with a Cloud so "no prayer can get through" (3:44)
Atonement, Day of - Here he cast the incense on the coals, producing a Cloud of smoke, by which the dwelling-place of the Most High between the Cherubim was hidden from mortal gaze (see Exodus 33:20 )
Allegory - 187, uses this allegorical language: "Nor was I so timorous, that, after I had steered the ship of the state through the greatest storms and waves, and brought her safe into port, I should fear the Cloud of your forehead, or your colleague's pestilential breath. Sometimes the principal or figurative idea is exhibited to the attentive eye with a constant and equal light; and sometimes it unexpectedly glares upon us, and breaks forth with sudden and astonishing coruscations, like a flash of lightning bursting from the Clouds
Gods - Infancy alone had a Cloud of deities; as, Vagetanus, Levana, Rumina, Edufa, Potina, Cuba, Cumina, Carna, Ossilago, Statulinus, Fabulinus, &c
Exodus - The Lord now assumed the direction of their march in the pillar of Cloud by day and of fire by night
Old Testament Quotations in the New Testament - For example, the reader might easily miss the fact that the words spoken from the Cloud at the transfiguration of Jesus as recorded in Matthew 17:5 combine three separate Old Testament texts: “Thou art my Son” ( Psalm 2:7 ), “in whom my soul delighteth” (Isaiah 42:1 ), and “unto him ye shall hearken” (Deuteronomy 18:15 )
Solomon - When the ark was placed in the sanctuary, while the priests and Levites were celebrating the praises of the Lord, the temple was filled with a miraculous Cloud, so that the priests could no longer stand to perform the functions of their ministry
Sinai - Here lay the plain where the whole congregation might be assembled; here was the mount which might be approached and touched; and here the mountain brow where alone the lightnings and the thick Cloud would be visible, and the thunders and the voice of the trump be heard, when the Lord came down in the sight of all the people upon Mount Sinai
Pillar - From this sense the transition is easy to a column of smoke ( Judges 20:40 ), and to the ‘ pillar of Cloud ’ and the ‘ pillar of fire ’ of the Exodus and the Wanderings ( Exodus 13:21 etc
Solomon - The building of the temple began in Ζif , the second month of his fourth year; the stones were brought ready, so that no sound of hammer was heard in the house; in seven years it was completed, in the month Βul ('November"), his 11th year (1 Kings 6:37-38); eleven months later Solomon offered the dedication prayer, after the ark had been placed in the holiest place and the glory Cloud filled the sanctuary; this was during the feast of tabernacles. , Assyria was under a Cloud, and Egypt from 1200 B
Ascension - As they were talking, Jeans lifted up His hands and blessed the disciples (Luke 24:50), and in the act of blessing He was taken up, and a Cloud received Him out of their sight (Acts 1:9). The glorified body is received by a Cloud as it gradually vanishes from the disciples’ eyes
Plagues of Egypt - They declared him to be the rival of heaven, since he watered the country without the aid of the Clouds and rain. "And they went out with a high hand; for the Lord went before them by day, in a pillar of a Cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light, to go by day and night. He took not away the pillar of the Cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people," Exodus 13:22 ; Numbers 9:15-23
Love - Israel's love is “like a morning Cloud, and as the early dew it goeth away” (Hosea 6:4 )
Pre-Existence of Jesus Christ - With this he was covered at his transfiguration in the Mount, when his garments were white as the light; and at his ascension into heaven, when a bright Cloud received, or invested him: and when he appeared to John, Revelation 1:13
Judgment - Ezekiel 32:7 , where the destruction of Egypt is described by the figures of covering the heaven, and making the stars thereof dark; and of covering the sun with a Cloud, and of hindering the moon from giving her light
Assyria - The dark Cloud threatening Israel and Judah from Assyria for their unfaithfulness to God is described in strains of solemn warning
Exodus - Moses says they "compassed mount Seir many days," always under the guidance of the pillar of fire and Cloud, Numbers 9:22 ; he also gives a list of seventeen stations, mostly unknown, where thy rested or dwelt before reaching Ezion-gaber, Numbers 33:19-35 ; and then mentions their return to Kadesh, Numbers 33:36-37 , in the first month, Numbers 20:1 , after an interval of almost thirty-eight years
Ugarit - The central figure was Baal, the god of storm Cloud and rain or the giver of life and fertility, who struggled against his foes in order to gain a dominant position in the pantheon
Tabernacle - With it moved and rested the pillar of fire and of Cloud
Games - Here the two points emphasized are: (1) the ‘cloud of witnesses’ (Gr
Altar - The divine fire on the altar; the shekinah Cloud, representing the divine habitation with them, which was given to the king and the high priest with the oil of unction; the spirit of prophecy; the Urim and Thummim whereby the high priest miraculously learned God's will; and the ark of the covenant, whence God gave His answers in a clear voice, were the five things of the old temple wanting in the second temple
Sabbath - The Decalogue was proclaimed with peculiar solemnity from Mount Sinai (Exodus 19:16-24); it was written on tables of stone, and deposited in the ark (representing Himself) covered by the mercy-seat on which rested the Shekinah Cloud of His glory; Moses significantly states "these vows the Lord spoke, and He added no more
no'ah - The bow in the Cloud, seen by every nation under heaven, is an unfailing witness to the truth of God
no'ah - The bow in the Cloud, seen by every nation under heaven, is an unfailing witness to the truth of God
Mary, the Virgin - " She asked, not incredulously as Zacharias (Romans 4:17-21), but in the simplicity of faith which sought instruction, taking for granted it shall be, only asking as to the manner, "how shall this be, seeing I know not a man?"...
The angel therefore explained, "the Holy Spirit shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee (as with a Cloud, denoting the mildest, gentlest operation of the divine power, coveting, quickening, but not consuming: Mark 9:7), therefore also that Holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God" (from whence our creed saith, "He was conceived by the Holy Spirit," etc
Receive, Receiving - ...
A — 7: ὑπολαμβάνω (Strong's #5274 — Verb — hupolambano — hoop-ol-am-ban'-o ) "to take or bear up" (hupo, "under"), "to receive," is rendered "received" in Acts 1:9 , of the Cloud at the Ascension; in 3 John 1:8 , RV, "welcome" (AV, "receive")
Exodus, Book of - This provided the sign for Israel's future journeys, following God's Cloud and fire
Ishmael - Faith looks above the Cloud, and sees God ordering all things for the good of His people and for the punishment of the transgressors at the last
the Angel of the Church in Pergamos - At any rate, we have a pretty long roll of well-known names in our own evangelical martyrology, and the Cloud of such witnesses is by no means closed in Scotland
Houses - Thus the prophet asks: "Who are these that fly as a Cloud, and as the doves, אלאּ?ארבתיהם , to their small or narrow windows?" The word is derived from a root which signifies to lie in wait for the prey; and is very expressive of the concealed manner in which a person examines through that kind of window an external object
Baptism - The Israelites, by a metaphor from it, are said to have been baptized into (εἰς) Moses in the Cloud and in the sea (1 Corinthians 10:2)
Prayer - ...
The central thought of the Apostolic Church with regard to their relationship to the faithful departed is summed up in the Epistle to the Hebrews (Hebrews 12:22-23) in the words: ‘Ye are come … to the spirits of just men made perfect,’ also described (Hebrews 12:1) as ‘a great Cloud of witnesses
Targums - ’ In one important respect this Targum is quite similar to that of Onkelos, namely, in its avoidance of anthropomorphisms, and in its desire not to bring God into too close contact with man; for example, in Exodus 34:6 we have these words: ‘And the Lord descended in a Cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the Lord. ’ But this Targum paraphrases the verse in a roundabout way, and says that ‘Jehovah revealed Himself in the Clouds of the glory of His Shekinah,’ thus avoiding what in the original text appeared to detract from the dignity of the Almighty
Ezekiel - A vision of the restored people of God, Ezekiel 40:1-48:35 ...
God first appeared to Ezekiel in a storm Cloud seated on a throne surrounded by cherubim (Ezekiel 1:1-28 ; 1618415788_15 )
Numbers, Book of - Numbers 9:15-23 : The Cloud over the Tabernacle, ( n ) Ch
Tabernacle - ...
The Cloud, dark by day, fiery red by night, rested on the tabernacle so long as Israel was to stay in the same encampment; it moved when Israel must move (Exodus 40:36-38; Numbers 9:15-23)
Star (2) - 53), the seer beholds the Messiah appear like lightning ‘on the summit of the Cloud’; and this lightning ‘shone exceedingly so as to illuminate the whole earth’ (cf
Divination - In that age men felt themselves surrounded by a great Cloud of witnesses (Hebrews 12:1), living in a world where the gods appeared (Acts 14:11; Acts 28:6), where Jesus appeared to St
Jeroboam - It is all become now like the morning Cloud and the early dew
Almighty - He bindeth up the waters in the thick Clouds, and the Cloud is not rent under them; he hath compassed the waters with bounds until the day and night come to an end
Judges, Theology of - They are part of that great Cloud of witnesses calling for us to persevere and to fix our eyes on Jesus (Hebrews 12:1-2 )
Temple - ...
The paradoxical and symbolic nature of the temple is thus seen as the author(s) construct the parameters of temple theology: the transcendent deity graciously appears before his holy people in the place of his choosing, a dwelling symbolically rich by virtue of its ability to generate varied metaphoric associations (fire, Cloud, tent, ark, and most especially "name" in the Pentateuch)
Aaron - Left alone to guide the people, he betrayed his instability of character in his weak and guilty concession to the people's demand for visible gods to go before them in the absence of Moses, their recognized leader under Jehovah; and instead of the pillar of Cloud and fire wherein the Lord heretofore had gone before them (Exodus 13:21; Exodus 32)
Paul's Great Heaviness And Continual Sorrow of Heart - Even so the green trees, and the songs of birds, what are they but the emanations of His infinite joy and benignity? The crystal rivers and murmuring streams, what are they but the footsteps of His favour and grace and beauty? When we behold the brightness of the sun, the golden edges of the evening Cloud, or the beauteous rainbow spanning the whole heaven, we but behold some adumbration of His glory and His goodness
Nabal - He swallows his meal in silence, and then he sits all night with a Cloud on his brow
Exodus, Theology of - A pillar of Cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night, representing the presence of the Lord, lead them
Zechariah, Theology of - They erroneously thought that Baal rode upon the storm Cloud bringing rain to the crops
Baptism - The Israelites, by a metaphor from it, are said to have been baptized into (εἰς) Moses in the Cloud and in the sea (1 Corinthians 10:2)
Miriam - And the Cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow
Mephibosheth - When a government goes out of power, when a church is under a Cloud, when religion has lost her silver slippers, and when she walks in the shadow of the street, and when any friend of ours has lost his silver slippers-then we discover Mephibosheth in ourselves, and hate both him and ourselves like hell
Games - On each side of the stadium and its extremity, ran an ascent or kind of terrace, covered with seats and benches, upon which the spectators were seated, an innumerable multitude collected from all parts of Greece, to which the Apostle thus alludes in his figurative description of the Christian life: "Seeing we are compassed about with so great a Cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight," Hebrews 12:1
Philippians, Epistle to - ), though the possibility of martyrdom hangs like a Cloud in his sky, bright to his own view, but casting a shadow upon his readers’ joy ( Philippians 1:19-30 )
Ham - And the bow shall be in the Cloud, and I will look upon it that I may remember My everlasting covenant
Hebrews, Epistle to the - ...
In Hebrews 11 , and Hebrews 12 , on the question of faith 'to soul salvation,' a most remarkable Cloud of witnesses is marshalled, to give their testimony as it were to this great principle
Sarah - Shall she kill her child? Shall she kill herself? Oh, why was I born? Oh, why did I ever come to this cursed land? Why did I ever take the wages of that wicked woman? Let the night perish on which she took me and led me up into her bed! Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a Cloud dwell upon it; let the gross darkness terrify it! Till she awakened and found herself with a well of water close beside her
Jephthah And His Daughter - Born, like his great Antitype, under a Cloud, Jephthah, like his great Antitype also, was made perfect through suffering
Temple of Jerusalem - The story begins with a procession of the ark containing the two tables of the decalogue, God's glory in the shining Cloud of His presence filled the sanctuary (1 Kings 8:1-11 )
Ezekiel, Theology of - Perhaps the best we can do is imagine the impact it would have on Muslims if Mecca were to disappear under the mushroom Cloud of an atomic warhead, or conceive how at a loss Roman Catholics would feel if the ground opened and swallowed the Vatican
Sacraments - Paul, when he conjoins the type of Baptism ‘in the Cloud and in the sea’ with the type of the Eucharist in the ‘spiritual meat’ and ‘spiritual drink’ of the wilderness (1 Corinthians 10:1-4), scarcely admits of question
Government of the Hebrews - God promulgated, from the Clouds of Mount Sinai, the prominent laws for the government of his people, considered as a religious community, Exodus 20. The new temple was not, as formerly, God's palace; and the Cloud of his presence did not take possession of it
Job, Theology of - Thus, Job trusts that god's hand controls the elements of chaos in creation such as the sea, the storm Cloud, and the cosmic sea monster Rahab (26:12-13). The Clouds and lightning obey the sovereign command of the true God (37:11-12). Only the Lord (not any so-called god, much less any human) can lift up his voice to command the thunderclouds and to dispatch the lightning (38:34-38)
Hell - And I saw there something like an invisible Cloud; for by reason of its depth I could not look over, and I saw a flame of fire blazing brightly, and things like shining mountains circling and sweeping to and fro
Acts of the Apostles (2) - Like Moses or Elijah, He is carried up by a Cloud, as He still walks on earth and still belongs to earth
Hell - And I saw there something like an invisible Cloud; for by reason of its depth I could not look over, and I saw a flame of fire blazing brightly, and things like shining mountains circling and sweeping to and fro
Rufinus of Aquileia - ...
The Cloud on the reputation of Rufinus due to Jerome's attacks has unduly depressed the general estimation of his character
Grace - " At the beginning of the chapter, Moses goes into the tent of meeting, while the pillar of Cloud stands at the entrance to the tent, and the people of Israel stay outside, worshiping (v
Hermas Shepherd of - Hermas sees a huge Cloud of dust, which resolves itself into the form of a beast like a sea-monster, emitting fiery locusts from its mouth
Jeremiah - The war-cloud of the Scythian invasion overhangs the sky of Zephaniah, and of Jeremiah at the outset of his ministry
Faith - Faith is the obedient response to this word of God, and has been found in all those who have become ‘the Cloud of witnesses’ (Hebrews 12:1)
Ascension (2) - of Olives; the time, forty days after the Resurrection; the occasion, a conversation concerning the Kingdom; the act of parting in being taken up; the vanishing in a Cloud; the vision of two men in white apparel and their announcement of His coming again: all indicating a bodily disappearance by an upward movement into the sky
Annunciation, the - ‘The power of the Most High shall overshadow thee’ reminds us rather of the manifestations of the Divine presence in the Old Testament, especially the ‘pillar of Cloud’ (Exodus 13:21; Exodus 40:34-38, 1618415788_91)
Palesti'na - Between April and November there is, with the rarest exceptions, an uninterrupted succession of fine weather and skies without a Cloud
Faith - Faith is the obedient response to this word of God, and has been found in all those who have become ‘the Cloud of witnesses’ (Hebrews 12:1)
Revelation, the - One then, like the Son of man, on a Cloud, reaps the earth, the harvest of which is ripe
Romans, Epistle to the - If they are at present under a Cloud, it is God’s mercy and not His anger that has willed it so
Elijah - ...
The rain, beginning with the small hand-like Cloud, and increasing until the whole sky became black (Luke 12:54; Luke 13:19), returned as it had gone, in answer to Elijah's effectual prayer, which teaches us to not only pray but also wait (James 5:17-18; 1 Kings 18:41-45)
Prayer - We should likewise avoid length and obscurity in our sentences, and in the placing of our words; and not interline our expressions with too many parentheses, which Cloud and entangle the sense
Eucharist - He holds up before them the example of the Israelites, who, though they were ‘baptized unto Moses in the Cloud and in the sea,’ and ate the same spiritual food and drank the same spiritual drink, yet died in the wilderness because of their sins (1 Corinthians 10:1-6)
Jews - Their number furnishes us with a sufficient Cloud of witnesses that attest the truth of the Bible, and their dispersion spreads these witnesses through all parts of the world
Apocrypha - ...
Apocalyptic literature lends itself more readily to Messianic ideas, and these find full expression in the Book of Enoch, where—in the ‘Similitudes’—the descriptions of the Messiah who appears in Clouds as the Son of Man are assigned by Dr. This is unlike Daniel (Daniel 7:3; Daniel 7:13), where the four beasts come up from the sea, but the ‘one like unto a son of man’ from the Clouds. ...
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And my throne is in the pillar of the Cloud’ (Sirach 24:3-4);...
and, further, after a rich description of the scenes of nature that she influences—...
‘In three things I was beautified,...
And stood up beautiful before the Lord and men,’ etc. But since she is above the Clouds or beyond the sea, no man can be expected to reach so far
Law - And when the Lord delivered to Moses the two tables of the moral law, he is described as descending in the Cloud, and proclaiming the name of the Lord: "And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant in goodness, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity, transgression, and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty," Exodus 34:6-7
Moses - ...
Josephus, who frequently attempts to embellish the simple narrative of Holy Writ, represents Moses as attended to the top of Pisgah by Joshua, his successor, Eleazar, the high priest, and the whole senate; and that, after he had dismissed the senate, while he was conversing with Joshua and Eleazar, and embracing them, a Cloud suddenly came over and enveloped him; and he vanished from their sight, and he was taken away to a certain valley
Poet - A favourite scene is that of the Son of Man sitting on the Clouds of heaven (Matthew 26:64); but a sublimer picture is that which the same Son of Man draws of Himself standing ashamed among His angels because of the pusillanimous spirit of some of His followers (Mark 8:38). Nor could anything surpass the brilliance of the scene where ‘the righteous shine forth as the sun’ (Matthew 13:43), and we seem to see great shafts of light as the Cloud rack of Judgment Day passes, and past its flaming edge are seen the seats of the glorified spirits in heaven
Lutherans - While, therefore, the doctrine of the atonement presented nothing but a Cloud and darkness to their adversaries, it gave light by night to these; on them it shone, amidst surrounding gloom, with lustre unobscured
Palestine - Hermon’s summit is always white, and many a ‘bright Cloud overshadows’ it, until it shines upon the plain for miles around, in a white glory of frosted silver. There is a perceptible air of relief in the words, as if after all those stifling days in Judaea—days of judgment-halls and shut doors in upper rooms, of Clouded cross and sealed sepulchre—an irresistible longing had seized Him for the sunlight and the wind-swept heights of His happier early days