What does Earthquake mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
σεισμὸς a shaking 7
σεισμὸν a shaking 1
σεισμῷ a shaking 1
σεισμός a shaking 1
רַ֔עַשׁ quaking 1
בָרַ֖עַשׁ quaking 1
הָרַ֙עַשׁ֙ quaking 1
הָרָֽעַשׁ quaking 1
רַ֣עַשׁ quaking 1
וּבְרַ֖עַשׁ quaking 1
הָרַ֔עַשׁ quaking 1

Definitions Related to Earthquake

G4578


   1 a shaking, a commotion.
   2 a tempest.
   3 an Earthquake.
   

H7494


   1 quaking, rattling, shaking.
      1a Earthquake.
      1b quaking, trembling (of person).
      1c shaking, quivering (of dart).
      

Frequency of Earthquake (original languages)

Frequency of Earthquake (English)

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Easton's Bible Dictionary - Earthquake
Mentioned among the extraordinary phenomena of Palestine (Psalm 18:7 ; Compare Habakkuk 3:6 ; Nahum 1:5 ; Isaiah 5:25 ). The first earthquake in Palestine of which we have any record happened in the reign of Ahab (1 Kings 19:11,12 ). Another took place in the days of Uzziah, King of Judah (Zechariah 14:5 ). The most memorable earthquake taking place in New Testament times happened at the crucifixion of our Lord (Matthew 27:54 ). An earthquake at Philippi shook the prison in which Paul and Silas were imprisoned (Acts 16:26 ).
It is used figuratively as a token of the presence of the Lord (Judges 5:4 ; 2 Samuel 22:8 ; Psalm 77:18 ; 97:4 ; 104:32 ).
Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words - Earthquake
1: σεισμός (Strong's #4578 — Noun Masculine — seismos — sice-mos' ) "a shaking, a shock," from seio, "to move to and fro, to shake," chiefly with the idea of concussion (Eng., "seismic," "seismology," "seismometry"), is used (a) of a "tempest" in the sea, Matthew 8:24 ; (b) of "earthquakes," Matthew 24:7 ; 27:54 ; 28:2 ; Mark 13:8 ; Luke 21:11 ; Acts 16:26 ; Revelation 6:12 ; 8:5 ; 11:13 (twice) ,19; 16:18 (twice). See TEMPEST.
Holman Bible Dictionary - Earthquake
A shaking or trembling of the earth due to volcanic activity or, more often, the shifting of the earth's crust. Severe earthquakes produce such side effects as loud rumblings (Ezekiel 3:12-13 ), openings in the earth's crust (Numbers 16:32 ) and fires (Revelation 8:5 ). Palestine has two to three major quakes a century and two to six minor shocks a year. The major quake centers in Palestine are Upper Galilee—near the biblical town of Shechem (Nablus)—and near Lydda on the western edge of the Judean mountains. Secondary quake centers are located in the Jordan Valley at Jericho and Tiberias.
Seven major quakes have been reported in Palestine since the time of Christ. A particularly strong quake occurred in about 1365 B.C. which covered the whole region and created extensive damage. Josephus records a severe shock during the reign of Herod, sings of which can still be seen in the ruins of Qumran.
The Bible mentions an earthquake during the reign of Uzziah (Amos 1:1 ; Zechariah 14:5 ). The oracles of Amos are dated two years before this earthquake. The precise year of this quake has not been settled to everyone's satisfaction. Most would view the period between 767,742 B.C. as the likely dates for the earthquake. Amos 1:1 draws attention to the fact that Amos spoke his oracles two years before the earthquake of Uzziah's time. Two passages in Amos are sometimes interpreted to be referring to God's judgment coming in the form of an earthquake ( Amos 2:13-16 ; Amos 9:1-4 ). If Amos did have an earthquake in mind in these two passages, then the dating of Amos' ministry two years before the earthquake would emphasize for the reader the fact that Amos was a true prophet. In fact, it may have even been the earthquake two years after Amos' preaching that caused his words to be remembered and written down.
Earthquakes are used symbolically in the Bible. Many times God's judgment or visitation is described using the imagery of an earthquake (Psalm 18:7 ; Isaiah 29:6 ; Nahum 1:5 ; Revelation 6:12 ; Revelation 8:5 ; Revelation 11:13 ; Revelation 16:18 ) and is often seen as a sign of the end of time (Matthew 24:7 ,Matthew 24:7,24:29 ). Many times an earthquake is a sign of God's presence or of God's revelation of Himself (1 Kings 19:11-12 ; Psalm 29:8 ; Ezekiel 38:19-20 ; Joel 2:10 ; Joel 3:16 ; Acts 4:31 ; Revelation 11:19 ). At times the whole universe is described as being shaken by God (Isaiah 13:13 ; Isaiah 24:17-20 ; Joel 3:16 ; Haggai 2:6-7 ; Matthew 24:29 ; Hebrews 12:26-27 ; Revelation 6:12 ; Revelation 8:5 ).
Even though earthquakes were usually seen in the Bible as things to escape (Isaiah 2:19 ,Isaiah 2:19,2:21 ; possibly Amos 2:13-16 ; Amos 9:1-4 ), they could be used by God for good purposes (Acts 16:26 ). The earth quaked in revulsion at the death of Jesus (Matthew 27:51-54 ) and the earth quaked to move the stone from Jesus' tomb (Matthew 28:2 ). Those who love God and are faithful to Him have no need to fear the trembling of the earth (Psalm 46:2-3 ).
Phil Logan
Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Earthquake
Traces of volcanic agency abound in Palestine. Yet the only recorded earthquake is that in Uzziah's reign (Amos 1:1). It must have been a terrible one, since two and a half centuries later it was still being made an epoch in Zechariah 14:5; his sin in the spiritual world was connected with the convulsion in the natural world. Such physical signs and premonitory upheavals shall accompany the closing conflict between the powers of light and darkness (Isaiah 24:20; Zechariah 14:4; Matthew 24:7). Also that in 1 Kings 19:11. The awe it inspires made it an accompaniment attributed to Jehovah's presence (Judges 5:4; 2 Samuel 22:8; Psalms 77:18; Psalms 104:32; Amos 8:8; Habakkuk 3:10). The valley of Siddim, S. of the Dead Sea, probably subsided owing to an earthquake. Bela is so-called ("swallowed up") from having been engulfed by an earthquake, as Dathan and Abiram were (Numbers 16:30-32; Genesis 14:2).
The miraculous darkness and earthquake at our Lord's death (Matthew 27:51-54) agree with the natural fact of darkness often accompanying earthquakes. The Jordan Valley, with a lower and a lower valley, the sulphurous and bituminous neighborhood of the Dead Sea, the lava, pumice stones, and hot springs, the crater like depression of the Dead Sea, 1,300 ft. below the Mediterranean level, and 3,500 ft. below Jerusalem, only 20 miles away (the deepest depression on the earth), its basaltic columns, disturbed strata, and numerous crevices, all betoken action of volcanoes and earthquakes. The line of earthquakes extends from Hebron and Jerusalem to Baalbek and Aleppo, from S.W. to N.E., following the central chain of Syria, parallel to the Jordan Valley, and terminating in the volcanic slope of Taurus on the N. and in the mountains of Arabia Petrea on the S.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Earthquake
EARTHQUAKE.—Palestine abounds in traces of seismic and volcanic action. From the region of the Dead Sea northward along the Jordan valley and as far as Damascus the whole country must have been visited by tremendous earthquakes in prehistoric ages. Mention of several is made in the OT, sometimes coupled with significant reference to serious disaster and widespread alarm caused by them (1 Samuel 14:15, Amos 1:1, Zechariah 14:5 etc.). Regarded as supernatural visitations, signs of the times, they produced a deep impression.
Five times in the Gospels the noun σεισμός (fr. σείω, ‘to shake’) is used of an earthquake (Matthew 24:7; Matthew 27:54; Matthew 28:2, Mark 13:8, Luke 21:11), and once (Matthew 27:51) the idea is expressed by the phrase ἡ γῆ ἐσεισθη (Authorized and Revised Versions ‘the earth did quake’). In LXX Septuagint σεισμός (or συνσεισμος) is employed to render רִעִשׁ of the original. Though specifically applied to an earthquake, σεισμός properly has a wider connotation: thus in Matthew 8:24 it is used of a tempest (σεισμὸς μέγας ἑγένετο ἑν τῆ θαλασσκ). Hence Alford thinks that in Matthew 28:2 it denotes not an earthquake, but the ‘shock’ produced by the rolling away of the stone from the sepulchre.
1. Recorded earthquakes.—Of these there are two, namely, the earthquakes at the Crucifixion and the Resurrection (Matthew 27:51; Matthew 27:54; Matthew 28:2). The historicity of these earthquakes is disputed. St. Matthew alone mentions them; St. Mark (Mark 15:33; Mark 15:38) and St. Luke (Luke 23:44 f.), in agreement with St. Matthew in regard to the darkness and the rending of the veil, apparently know nothing of an earthquake at the Crucifixion [1], and they are equally silent in the case of the Resurrection. Plummer (‘St. Luke’ in Internat. Crit. Com.) quotes a statement in the Gemara that some forty years before the destruction of Jerusalem the heavy gates of the temple were mysteriously flung open about midnight at the Passover; but it would seem that sufficient evidence of earthquake shocks being felt in or near Jerusalem at the date in question is wanting. Probably a legendary element must be recognized in the passages under consideration. At the same time it should be borne in mind that the circumstance narrated is ‘not in itself incredible’ (Cary, Synop. Gospels). Earthquakes are frequently accompanied by a ‘strange, bewildering darkness’ (Plumptre, Bibl. Studies), and if shocks did then take place they would naturally be interpreted of the ‘sympathy of nature.’ (Cf. Corn. a Lap.: ‘The earth, which trembled with horror at the death of Christ, as it were leaped with joy at the Resurrection’).
2. Predicted earthquakes.—Matthew 24:7, Mark 13:8, Luke 21:11. The question arises, Do the Synoptists here preserve ipsissima verba of our Lord? It must be remembered that ‘a generation and a half … bad passed between the events and the telling of the tale’ (F. C. Burkitt); hence a possibility that the eschatological discourses as reported are coloured by events which had already taken place when the narratives were compiled. On the assumption that the predictions were uttered by Jesus, account should be taken of the fact that they are clothed in the language of current Messianic expectation. The setting up of the Kingdom was at hand; it would be consequent on that national disaster which, looming in the near future, would be presaged by phenomena in which men saw the dread precursors of catastrophe. And this actually came about: between the Crucifixion and the destruction of Jerusalem the earthquake was frequent; the earth was a prey to the most violent convulsions (Godet, St. Mat. p. 149; Renan, L’Antichrist, ch. xiv.).
Literature.—Gilbert, Student’s Life of Jesus; Schürer, HJP [2] , see Index; Gould, ‘St. Mark’ in Internat. Crit. Com.; Cary, ‘The Synoptic Gospels’ in Internat. Handbooks to NT.
H. L. Jackson.
Wilson's Dictionary of Bible Types - Earthquake
1 Kings 19:11 (c) Probably this is telling us that great calamities and sudden tragedies do not always bring a message from GOD to the heart. It is the Holy Spirit who imparts divine impressions to the soul.
Matthew 28:2 (c) It is symbolical of the fact that things which the world calls "real" are not very stable. The One who made the world is able to shake it. The foundations of this earth will come under the judgment of GOD to be destroyed and the inhabitants will be punished. (See also Matthew 27:51; Acts 16:26).
Webster's Dictionary - Earthquake
(1):
(a.) Like, or characteristic of, an earthquake; loud; starling.
(2):
(n.) A shaking, trembling, or concussion of the earth, due to subterranean causes, often accompanied by a rumbling noise. The wave of shock sometimes traverses half a hemisphere, destroying cities and many thousand lives; - called also earthdin, earthquave, and earthshock.
King James Dictionary - Earthquake
EARTH'QUAKE, n. A shaking, trembling or concussion of the earth sometimes a slight tremor at other times a violent shaking or convulsion at other times a rocking or heaving of the earth. Earthquakes are usually preceded by a rattling sound in the air, or by a subterraneous rumbling noise. Hence the name, earthdin, formerly given to an earthquake.
The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Earthquake
The first account we have of an earthquake is in the book of Numbers, (Numbers 16:28-34) in the instance of God's judgments upon the rebellion of Korah, and his company. And it should seem from hence, but a manner of just conclusion, that earthquakes, notwithstanding that modem philosophers pretend to account for them by physical causes, are not so, but special indications of the Lord's displeasure. It is somewhat remarkable, that in the ten plagues of Egypt, this was not one. For of all alarming events, no doubt, the earthquake is the greatest. The Scripture relates another earthquake in the days Uzziah, king of Judah. (See Amos 1:1; Zechariah 14:5) And a third took place at the death of Christ. (Matthew 27:51) The Father in the church, St. Cyril, relates, that the rocks which were split on Mount Calvary on this occasion were visible in his days. Matthew tells us, that when the centurion saw this earthquake, it convinced him of the GODHEAD of Christ. (Matthew 27:54.)
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Earthquake
The Scripture speaks of several earthquakes. One happened in the twenty-seventh year of Uzziah, king of Judah, in the year of the world 3221. This is mentioned in Amos 1:1 , and in Zechariah 14:5 . Josephus says that its violence divided a mountain, which lay west of Jerusalem, and drove one part of it four furlongs. A very memorable earthquake is that which happened at our Saviour's death, Matthew 27:51 . Many have thought that this was perceived throughout the world. Others are of opinion that it was felt only in Judea, or even in the temple at Jerusalem. St. Cyril of Jerusalem says, that the rocks upon mount Calvary were shown in his time, which had been rent asunder by this earthquake. Maundrell and Sandys testify the same, and say that they examined the breaches in the rock, and were convinced that they were the effects of an earthquake. It must have been terrible, since the centurion and those with him were so affected by it, as to acknowledge the innocence of our Saviour, Luke 23:47 . Phlegon, Adrian's freedman, relates that, together with the eclipse, which happened at noon day, in the fourth year of the two hundred and second Olympiad, or A.D. 33, a very great earthquake was also felt, principally in Bithynia. The effects of God's power, wrath, and vengeance are compared to earthquakes, Psalms 18:7 ; Psalms 46:2 ; Psalms 114:4 . An earthquake signifies also, in prophetic language, the dissolution of governments and the overthrow of states.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Earthquake
A convulsion of the earth common in volcanic regions, and well known in all parts of the world; probably occasioned by the action of internal heat or fire. Scripture speaks of several earthquakes, Numbers 16:1-50 1 Kings 19:11,12 . One occurred in the twenty-seventh year of Uzziah king of Judah, and is mentioned in Amos 1:1 Zechariah 14:5 . A very memorable earthquake was that at our Savior's death, Matthew 27:51 , which some suppose extended throughout the world. Palestine has been often visited by earthquakes. So late as 1837 one occurred in the vicinity of the Sea of Galilee, by which about a third part of Tiberias was destroyed, and thousands of people perished there and in the towns near by. Earthquakes were among the calamities foretold as connected with the destruction of Jerusalem, Matthew 24:7 ; and history proves the truth of the prediction.
The word earthquake is also used figuratively to denote God's power and wrath, as in Psalm 18:7 46:2 104:32 , etc.; and as an emblem of a great civil or national catastrophe, Matthew 24:7,29 Revelation 16:18,19 .
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Earthquake
EARTHQUAKE . The whole formation of the country running in a straight line from the Taurus range to the gulf of Akabah, which therefore includes Central Judæa, reveals a volcanic character of a striking kind. That this large tract was, in days gone by, the scene of frequent and terrible earthquakes, admits of no doubt. Apart from the actual occurrences of earthquakes recorded in the Bible and elsewhere ( e.g. at the time of the battle of Actium, in the seventh year of the reign of Herod the Great, Jos. [1] Ant . XV. v. 2), the often-used imagery of the earthquake bears eloquent testimony to a fearful experience.
It is necessary to distinguish between actual earthquakes and those which belong to the descriptive accounts of theophanies or Divine manifestations of wrath, etc. Of the former only one is mentioned in the OT, that which occurred in the reign of Uzziah (Amos 1:1 , Zechariah 14:5 ); among the latter must be included such references as Exodus 19:18 , 1 Kings 19:11 , Numbers 16:31 , Psalms 18:7 ; Psalms 68:8 ; Psalms 77:18 ; Psalms 104:4 , Isaiah 29:6 etc. In the NT it is recorded that an earthquake occurred at the Crucifixion ( Matthew 27:51 ; Matthew 27:54 ), at the Resurrection ( Matthew 28:2 ), and on the night of St. Paul’s imprisonment in Philippi ( Acts 16:26 ); further, it is foretold that there shall be earthquakes at Christ’s second coming ( Matthew 24:7 , Mark 13:8 , Luke 21:11 ); their mention in Rev. Is characteristic of apocalyptic literature.
W. O. E. Oesterley.
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Earthquake
Earthquakes, more or less violent, are of frequent occurrence in Palestine. The most remarkable occurred in the reign of Uzziah. (Zechariah 14:5 ) From (Zechariah 14:4 ) we are led to infer that a great convulsion took place at this time in the Mount of Olives, the mountain being split so as to leave a valley between its summit. An earthquake occurred at the time of our Saviour's crucifixion. (Matthew 27:51-54 ) Earthquakes are not unfrequently accompanied by fissures of the earth's surface; instances of this are recorded in connection with the destruction of Korah and his company, (Numbers 16:32 ) and at the time of our Lord's death, (Matthew 27:51 ) the former may be paralleled by a similar occurrence at Oppido in Calabria A.D. 1783, where the earth opened to the extent of five hundred and a depth of more than two hundred feet.
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Earthquake
The first earthquake mentioned is when Elijah was told to stand before the Lord. There passed by a strong wind that rent the rocks, then an earthquake, and fire; but the Lord was not in the earthquake, nor in the fire; but in a still small voice: a lesson for Elijah when he was thinking much of himself. 1 Kings 19:11,12 . In the days of Uzziah there was a great earthquake, from which the people fled. Amos 1:1 ; Zechariah 14:5 . Josephus (Ant. ix. 10,4) states that this happened when the king went into the temple and was struck with leprosy. 2 Chronicles 26:16-21 .
There was an earthquake at the death of the Lord, and the rocks were rent, which drew from the centurion the saying, "Truly this was the Son of God." Matthew 27:51,54 . There was also a great earthquake at the resurrection of the Lord. Matthew 28:2 . When Paul and Barnabas were in the prison at Philippi there was a great earthquake that shook the prison, which led to the conversion of the jailer. Acts 16:26 . Josephus (Ant. xv. 5,2) relates the particulars of a dreadful earthquake in Palestine about B.C. 31, when as many as 10,000 of the inhabitants lost their lives.
In the future judgements on the earth, earthquakes are often mentioned. Isaiah 29:6 ; Matthew 24:7 ; Mark 13:8 ; Luke 21:11 ; Revelation 6:12 ; Revelation 8:5 ; Revelation 11:13,19 ; Revelation 16:18 . Symbolically they point to the upheaval of the lower masses of society, overthrowing the social system either partially or entirely.
Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament - Earthquake
EARTHQUAKE.—Palestine abounds in traces of seismic and volcanic action. From the region of the Dead Sea northward along the Jordan valley and as far as Damascus the whole country must have been visited by tremendous earthquakes in prehistoric ages. Mention of several is made in the OT, sometimes coupled with significant reference to serious disaster and widespread alarm caused by them (1 Samuel 14:15, Amos 1:1, Zechariah 14:5 etc.). Regarded as supernatural visitations, signs of the times, they produced a deep impression.
Five times in the Gospels the noun σεισμός (fr. σείω, ‘to shake’) is used of an earthquake (Matthew 24:7; Matthew 27:54; Matthew 28:2, Mark 13:8, Luke 21:11), and once (Matthew 27:51) the idea is expressed by the phrase ἡ γῆ ἐσεισθη (Authorized and Revised Versions ‘the earth did quake’). In LXX Septuagint σεισμός (or συνσεισμος) is employed to render רִעִשׁ of the original. Though specifically applied to an earthquake, σεισμός properly has a wider connotation: thus in Matthew 8:24 it is used of a tempest (σεισμὸς μέγας ἑγένετο ἑν τῆ θαλασσκ). Hence Alford thinks that in Matthew 28:2 it denotes not an earthquake, but the ‘shock’ produced by the rolling away of the stone from the sepulchre.
1. Recorded earthquakes.—Of these there are two, namely, the earthquakes at the Crucifixion and the Resurrection (Matthew 27:51; Matthew 27:54; Matthew 28:2). The historicity of these earthquakes is disputed. St. Matthew alone mentions them; St. Mark (Mark 15:33; Mark 15:38) and St. Luke (Luke 23:44 f.), in agreement with St. Matthew in regard to the darkness and the rending of the veil, apparently know nothing of an earthquake at the Crucifixion [1], and they are equally silent in the case of the Resurrection. Plummer (‘St. Luke’ in Internat. Crit. Com.) quotes a statement in the Gemara that some forty years before the destruction of Jerusalem the heavy gates of the temple were mysteriously flung open about midnight at the Passover; but it would seem that sufficient evidence of earthquake shocks being felt in or near Jerusalem at the date in question is wanting. Probably a legendary element must be recognized in the passages under consideration. At the same time it should be borne in mind that the circumstance narrated is ‘not in itself incredible’ (Cary, Synop. Gospels). Earthquakes are frequently accompanied by a ‘strange, bewildering darkness’ (Plumptre, Bibl. Studies), and if shocks did then take place they would naturally be interpreted of the ‘sympathy of nature.’ (Cf. Corn. a Lap.: ‘The earth, which trembled with horror at the death of Christ, as it were leaped with joy at the Resurrection’).
2. Predicted earthquakes.—Matthew 24:7, Mark 13:8, Luke 21:11. The question arises, Do the Synoptists here preserve ipsissima verba of our Lord? It must be remembered that ‘a generation and a half … bad passed between the events and the telling of the tale’ (F. C. Burkitt); hence a possibility that the eschatological discourses as reported are coloured by events which had already taken place when the narratives were compiled. On the assumption that the predictions were uttered by Jesus, account should be taken of the fact that they are clothed in the language of current Messianic expectation. The setting up of the Kingdom was at hand; it would be consequent on that national disaster which, looming in the near future, would be presaged by phenomena in which men saw the dread precursors of catastrophe. And this actually came about: between the Crucifixion and the destruction of Jerusalem the earthquake was frequent; the earth was a prey to the most violent convulsions (Godet, St. Mat. p. 149; Renan, L’Antichrist, ch. xiv.).
Literature.—Gilbert, Student’s Life of Jesus; Schürer, HJP [2] , see Index; Gould, ‘St. Mark’ in Internat. Crit. Com.; Cary, ‘The Synoptic Gospels’ in Internat. Handbooks to NT.
H. L. Jackson.
Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Earthquake
Earthquakes were well known events in the world of the Bible story (Exodus 19:18; 1 Samuel 14:15; 1 Kings 19:11; Amos 1:1; Zechariah 14:5; Matthew 27:54; Matthew 28:2; Acts 16:26). The Bible writers often refer to earthquakes as evidence of God’s mighty power (Judges 5:4; Psalms 18:7; Isaiah 29:6; Joel 2:10; Joel 3:16; Nahum 1:5; Habakkuk 3:6; Matthew 24:7; Revelation 6:12; Revelation 8:5; Revelation 11:13; Revelation 16:18).
God may have used earthquakes, along with other forces of nature, to bring about his judgments, even in cases where the Bible does not specifically mention an earthquake. The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, the stopping of the Jordan River at the time of Israel’s entrance into Canaan, and the collapse of the walls of Jericho may all have involved earthquake activity. These events occurred in the place and at the time God had earlier announced, showing that they had resulted from his direct intervention (Genesis 19:12-14; Genesis 19:24-28; Joshua 3:7-8; Joshua 3:13-17; Joshua 6:5; Joshua 6:20).

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Seismal - ) Of or pertaining to an Earthquake; caused by an Earthquake
Earthquake - The first Earthquake mentioned is when Elijah was told to stand before the Lord. There passed by a strong wind that rent the rocks, then an Earthquake, and fire; but the Lord was not in the Earthquake, nor in the fire; but in a still small voice: a lesson for Elijah when he was thinking much of himself. In the days of Uzziah there was a great Earthquake, from which the people fled. ...
There was an Earthquake at the death of the Lord, and the rocks were rent, which drew from the centurion the saying, "Truly this was the Son of God. There was also a great Earthquake at the resurrection of the Lord. When Paul and Barnabas were in the prison at Philippi there was a great Earthquake that shook the prison, which led to the conversion of the jailer. 5,2) relates the particulars of a dreadful Earthquake in Palestine about B. ...
In the future judgements on the earth, Earthquakes are often mentioned
Earthquave - ) An Earthquake
Earthdin - ) An Earthquake
Earthshock - ) An Earthquake
Terremote - ) An Earthquake
Anaseismic - ) Moving up and down; - said of Earthquake shocks
Earthquake - The first Earthquake in Palestine of which we have any record happened in the reign of Ahab (1 Kings 19:11,12 ). The most memorable Earthquake taking place in New Testament times happened at the crucifixion of our Lord (Matthew 27:54 ). An Earthquake at Philippi shook the prison in which Paul and Silas were imprisoned (Acts 16:26 )
Earthquake - The first account we have of an Earthquake is in the book of Numbers, (Numbers 16:28-34) in the instance of God's judgments upon the rebellion of Korah, and his company. And it should seem from hence, but a manner of just conclusion, that Earthquakes, notwithstanding that modem philosophers pretend to account for them by physical causes, are not so, but special indications of the Lord's displeasure. For of all alarming events, no doubt, the Earthquake is the greatest. The Scripture relates another Earthquake in the days Uzziah, king of Judah. Matthew tells us, that when the centurion saw this Earthquake, it convinced him of the GODHEAD of Christ
Earthquake - The Scripture speaks of several Earthquakes. A very memorable Earthquake is that which happened at our Saviour's death, Matthew 27:51 . Cyril of Jerusalem says, that the rocks upon mount Calvary were shown in his time, which had been rent asunder by this Earthquake. Maundrell and Sandys testify the same, and say that they examined the breaches in the rock, and were convinced that they were the effects of an Earthquake. 33, a very great Earthquake was also felt, principally in Bithynia. The effects of God's power, wrath, and vengeance are compared to Earthquakes, Psalms 18:7 ; Psalms 46:2 ; Psalms 114:4 . An Earthquake signifies also, in prophetic language, the dissolution of governments and the overthrow of states
Earthquake - Severe Earthquakes produce such side effects as loud rumblings (Ezekiel 3:12-13 ), openings in the earth's crust (Numbers 16:32 ) and fires (Revelation 8:5 ). ...
The Bible mentions an Earthquake during the reign of Uzziah (Amos 1:1 ; Zechariah 14:5 ). The oracles of Amos are dated two years before this Earthquake. as the likely dates for the Earthquake. Amos 1:1 draws attention to the fact that Amos spoke his oracles two years before the Earthquake of Uzziah's time. Two passages in Amos are sometimes interpreted to be referring to God's judgment coming in the form of an Earthquake ( Amos 2:13-16 ; Amos 9:1-4 ). If Amos did have an Earthquake in mind in these two passages, then the dating of Amos' ministry two years before the Earthquake would emphasize for the reader the fact that Amos was a true prophet. In fact, it may have even been the Earthquake two years after Amos' preaching that caused his words to be remembered and written down. ...
Earthquakes are used symbolically in the Bible. Many times God's judgment or visitation is described using the imagery of an Earthquake (Psalm 18:7 ; Isaiah 29:6 ; Nahum 1:5 ; Revelation 6:12 ; Revelation 8:5 ; Revelation 11:13 ; Revelation 16:18 ) and is often seen as a sign of the end of time (Matthew 24:7 ,Matthew 24:7,24:29 ). Many times an Earthquake is a sign of God's presence or of God's revelation of Himself (1 Kings 19:11-12 ; Psalm 46:2-371 ; Ezekiel 38:19-20 ; Joel 2:10 ; Joel 3:16 ; Acts 4:31 ; Revelation 11:19 ). ...
Even though Earthquakes were usually seen in the Bible as things to escape (Isaiah 2:19 ,Isaiah 2:19,2:21 ; possibly Amos 2:13-16 ; Amos 9:1-4 ), they could be used by God for good purposes (Acts 16:26 )
ga'Ash - (earthquake ), a hill of Ephraim, where Joshua was buried
Disruption - ) The act or rending asunder, or the state of being rent asunder or broken in pieces; breach; rent; dilaceration; rupture; as, the disruption of rocks in an Earthquake; disruption of a state
Dathan - ) in his conspiracy, and with his accomplices was swallowed up by an Earthquake (Numbers 16:1 ; 26:9 ; Deuteronomy 11:6 ; Psalm 106:17 )
Earthquake - Yet the only recorded Earthquake is that in Uzziah's reign (Amos 1:1). of the Dead Sea, probably subsided owing to an Earthquake. Bela is so-called ("swallowed up") from having been engulfed by an Earthquake, as Dathan and Abiram were (Numbers 16:30-32; Genesis 14:2). ...
The miraculous darkness and Earthquake at our Lord's death (Matthew 27:51-54) agree with the natural fact of darkness often accompanying Earthquakes. below Jerusalem, only 20 miles away (the deepest depression on the earth), its basaltic columns, disturbed strata, and numerous crevices, all betoken action of volcanoes and Earthquakes. The line of Earthquakes extends from Hebron and Jerusalem to Baalbek and Aleppo, from S
Gaash - Gaash (gâ'ash), Earthquake
Earthquake - ) Like, or characteristic of, an Earthquake; loud; starling
Earthquake - Earthquakes are usually preceded by a rattling sound in the air, or by a subterraneous rumbling noise. Hence the name, earthdin, formerly given to an Earthquake
Earthquake - Earthquake . That this large tract was, in days gone by, the scene of frequent and terrible Earthquakes, admits of no doubt. Apart from the actual occurrences of Earthquakes recorded in the Bible and elsewhere ( e. 2), the often-used imagery of the Earthquake bears eloquent testimony to a fearful experience. ...
It is necessary to distinguish between actual Earthquakes and those which belong to the descriptive accounts of theophanies or Divine manifestations of wrath, etc. In the NT it is recorded that an Earthquake occurred at the Crucifixion ( Matthew 27:51 ; Matthew 27:54 ), at the Resurrection ( Matthew 28:2 ), and on the night of St. Paul’s imprisonment in Philippi ( Acts 16:26 ); further, it is foretold that there shall be Earthquakes at Christ’s second coming ( Matthew 24:7 , Mark 13:8 , Luke 21:11 ); their mention in Rev
Earthquake - EARTHQUAKE. From the region of the Dead Sea northward along the Jordan valley and as far as Damascus the whole country must have been visited by tremendous Earthquakes in prehistoric ages. σείω, ‘to shake’) is used of an Earthquake (Matthew 24:7; Matthew 27:54; Matthew 28:2, Mark 13:8, Luke 21:11), and once (Matthew 27:51) the idea is expressed by the phrase ἡ γῆ ἐσεισθη (Authorized and Revised Versions ‘the earth did quake’). Though specifically applied to an Earthquake, σεισμός properly has a wider connotation: thus in Matthew 8:24 it is used of a tempest (σεισμὸς μέγας ἑγένετο ἑν τῆ θαλασσκ). Hence Alford thinks that in Matthew 28:2 it denotes not an Earthquake, but the ‘shock’ produced by the rolling away of the stone from the sepulchre. Recorded Earthquakes. —Of these there are two, namely, the Earthquakes at the Crucifixion and the Resurrection (Matthew 27:51; Matthew 27:54; Matthew 28:2). The historicity of these Earthquakes is disputed. Matthew in regard to the darkness and the rending of the veil, apparently know nothing of an Earthquake at the Crucifixion [1], and they are equally silent in the case of the Resurrection. ) quotes a statement in the Gemara that some forty years before the destruction of Jerusalem the heavy gates of the temple were mysteriously flung open about midnight at the Passover; but it would seem that sufficient evidence of Earthquake shocks being felt in or near Jerusalem at the date in question is wanting. Earthquakes are frequently accompanied by a ‘strange, bewildering darkness’ (Plumptre, Bibl. Predicted Earthquakes. And this actually came about: between the Crucifixion and the destruction of Jerusalem the Earthquake was frequent; the earth was a prey to the most violent convulsions (Godet, St
Earthquake - EARTHQUAKE. From the region of the Dead Sea northward along the Jordan valley and as far as Damascus the whole country must have been visited by tremendous Earthquakes in prehistoric ages. σείω, ‘to shake’) is used of an Earthquake (Matthew 24:7; Matthew 27:54; Matthew 28:2, Mark 13:8, Luke 21:11), and once (Matthew 27:51) the idea is expressed by the phrase ἡ γῆ ἐσεισθη (Authorized and Revised Versions ‘the earth did quake’). Though specifically applied to an Earthquake, σεισμός properly has a wider connotation: thus in Matthew 8:24 it is used of a tempest (σεισμὸς μέγας ἑγένετο ἑν τῆ θαλασσκ). Hence Alford thinks that in Matthew 28:2 it denotes not an Earthquake, but the ‘shock’ produced by the rolling away of the stone from the sepulchre. Recorded Earthquakes. —Of these there are two, namely, the Earthquakes at the Crucifixion and the Resurrection (Matthew 27:51; Matthew 27:54; Matthew 28:2). The historicity of these Earthquakes is disputed. Matthew in regard to the darkness and the rending of the veil, apparently know nothing of an Earthquake at the Crucifixion [1], and they are equally silent in the case of the Resurrection. ) quotes a statement in the Gemara that some forty years before the destruction of Jerusalem the heavy gates of the temple were mysteriously flung open about midnight at the Passover; but it would seem that sufficient evidence of Earthquake shocks being felt in or near Jerusalem at the date in question is wanting. Earthquakes are frequently accompanied by a ‘strange, bewildering darkness’ (Plumptre, Bibl. Predicted Earthquakes. And this actually came about: between the Crucifixion and the destruction of Jerusalem the Earthquake was frequent; the earth was a prey to the most violent convulsions (Godet, St
Earthquake - Scripture speaks of several Earthquakes, Numbers 16:1-50 1 Kings 19:11,12 . A very memorable Earthquake was that at our Savior's death, Matthew 27:51 , which some suppose extended throughout the world. Palestine has been often visited by Earthquakes. Earthquakes were among the calamities foretold as connected with the destruction of Jerusalem, Matthew 24:7 ; and history proves the truth of the prediction. ...
The word Earthquake is also used figuratively to denote God's power and wrath, as in Psalm 18:7 46:2 104:32 , etc
Earthquake - Earthquakes were well known events in the world of the Bible story (Joshua 3:7-806; 1 Samuel 14:15; 1 Kings 19:11; Amos 1:1; Zechariah 14:5; Matthew 27:54; Matthew 28:2; Acts 16:26). The Bible writers often refer to Earthquakes as evidence of God’s mighty power (Judges 5:4; Psalms 18:7; Isaiah 29:6; Joel 2:10; Joel 3:16; Nahum 1:5; Habakkuk 3:6; Matthew 24:7; Revelation 6:12; Revelation 8:5; Revelation 11:13; Revelation 16:18). ...
God may have used Earthquakes, along with other forces of nature, to bring about his judgments, even in cases where the Bible does not specifically mention an Earthquake. The destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, the stopping of the Jordan River at the time of Israel’s entrance into Canaan, and the collapse of the walls of Jericho may all have involved Earthquake activity
Faith: Triumph of - During an Earthquake that occurred a few years since, the inhabitants of a small village were generally very much alarmed, but they were at the same time surprised at the calmness and apparent joy of an old lady whom they all knew
Rhegium - The modern city was nearly destroyed by an Earthquake in 1783, and now contains about eighteen thousand inhabitants
Abiram - He and all the conspirators, with their families and possessions (except the children of Korah), were swallowed up by an Earthquake (Numbers 16:1-27 ; 26:9 ; Psalm 106:17 )
Colosse - With these cities it was destroyed by an Earthquake in the tenth year of Nero, about A
Longinus, Saint - He was the soldier who pierced the side of Christ with his lance, and when the Earthquake came he professed the Divinity of Christ
Rhodes - 290, and overthrown by an Earthquake b
Baalbec - After sustaining several sieges under the Moslems and others, it was finally destroyed by an Earthquake in 1759
Helbon - In 1822, Aleppo was visited by a dreadful Earthquake, by which it was almost entirely destroyed
World: Not to Build Too Confidently on it - In Chili where the ground is subject to frequent shocks of Earthquake, the houses are built of lowly height and of unenduring structure; it is of little use to dig deep foundations, and pile up high walls where the very earth is unstable; it would be foolish to build as for ages when the whole edifice may be in ruins in a week
Tempest - See Earthquake
Sarids - The height on which the citadel was built is shattered by an Earthquake. These ruins, and the countless sepulchral mounds in the vicinity, remind us of what Sardis was, before Earthquake and the sword had laid it desolate
Presumption: Rebuked by Trial - An Earthquake, however, which was lately felt there, has rather nonplussed them, as it proves that what shakes the earth, shakes Benares too
Laodicea - It became a wealthy city: on one occasion when it was destroyed by an Earthquake the inhabitants were able to rebuild it without asking aid from the state: cf
Earthquake - Earthquakes, more or less violent, are of frequent occurrence in Palestine. An Earthquake occurred at the time of our Saviour's crucifixion. (Matthew 27:51-54 ) Earthquakes are not unfrequently accompanied by fissures of the earth's surface; instances of this are recorded in connection with the destruction of Korah and his company, (Numbers 16:32 ) and at the time of our Lord's death, (Matthew 27:51 ) the former may be paralleled by a similar occurrence at Oppido in Calabria A
Quito, Ecuador, City of - It was ruined by an Earthquake in 1735 but was rebuilt and in 1829 became the capital of Ecuador
Rend - We saw this exemplified in the fact that we helped China in her distress; we also helped Japan at the time of the Earthquake; and we helped Russia in the time of the war
Amos - He tells us that his prophecy was given in the days of Uzziah king of Judah and of Jeroboam II, son of Joash, king of Israel, two years before the Earthquake; or at least began at that time
Ararat - The eternal snows upon its summit occasionally from vast avalanches, which precipitate themselves down its sides with a sound not unlike that of an Earthquake. It bears traces of volcanic action, and in 1840 was shaken by a disastrous Earthquake
Sodom - It is believed that the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were located near the southern end of the Dead Sea, but through Earthquake activity the sea spread farther south and covered whatever remained of the ancient cities. The cities were destroyed probably through the lighting of natural gases by lightning, combined with Earthquake disturbance
Philadelphia - It suffered greatly, in common with all this part of Asia, in the terrible Earthquake during the reign of Tiberius, and in the seventeenth year of the Christian era
Rhodes - It was famous for its brazen Colossus, which was one hundred and five feet high, made by Chares of Lyndus: it stood at the mouth of the harbor of the city, on sixty marble columns, and continued perfect only fifty-six years, being thrown down by an Earthquake, under the reign of Ptolemy Euergetes king of Egypt, who began to reign B
ko'Rah - He was leader of the famous rebellion against his cousins Moses and Aaron in the wilderness, for which he paid the penalty of perishing with his followers by an Earthquake and flames of fire
Laodicea - 65 or 66, this city, together with Hieropolis and Colosse, was destroyed by an Earthquake, but was quickly rebuilt by Marcus Aurelius
Shake - To cause to move with quick vibrations to move rapidly one way and the other to agitate as, the wind shakes a tree an Earthquake shakes the hills or the earth
Laodicea - The extent of its wealth is illustrated by the fact that Laodicea was rebuilt without the financial help of Rome after the disastrous Earthquake of A. The Laodicean claim to be rich and prosperous reflects the self-reliant refusal of this city to accept Roman aid for rebuilding after an Earthquake of about A
Boanerges - The name Boanerges, therefore, given to James and John, imports that they should be eminent instruments in accomplishing the wondrous change, and should, like an Earthquake or thunder, mightily bear down all opposition, by their inspired preaching and miraculous powers
Saints - It is stated that at the moment of His death there was a supernatural Earthquake which caused the tombs to be opened, and that immediately following His resurrection on the first day of the week many bodies (σώματα) of dead saints arose from their graves, and the persons (ἐξελθόντες, masc. It is thought that the graves were rent by an Earthquake which actually occurred, and that then this statement was subsequently added as a spiritual explanation of the natural phenomenon. It is explained by saying that we have in the incident a striking testimony to the supernatural character and far-reaching power of our Lord’s death; that not only did it affect nature (earthquake), the Jewish economy (the rent veil), and human life (centurion), but that its influence penetrated even to the unseen world
Litany - They were observed, in imitation of the Ninevites, with ardent supplications and fastings, to avert the threatened judgments of fire, Earthquake, inundations, or hostile invasions
Petrus, Bishop of Edessa - An Earthquake occurring at Edessa a
Isaacus Antiochenus, a Priest of Antioch in Syria - He was author of numerous works in Syriac, of which the chief were polemics against the Nestorians and Eutychians, and of a long elegy on the overthrow of Antioch by the Earthquake of 459. the inroads of Huns and Arabs, famine, plague, and Earthquake
Brimstone - The account of the destruction of the Cities of the Plain ( Genesis 19:24 ; Genesis 19:28 , Luke 17:29 ) states that the Lord rained upon them ‘brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven,’ and the most generally accepted view is that the disaster was due to an eruption of petroleum, caused by an Earthquake
Tiberias - It was half destroyed by an Earthquake in 1837, and has a population of only twenty-five hundred souls, nearly one-third of whom are Jews
Jailor - The presence of the miraculous element, if the Earthquake is to be so regarded, in no way militates against this assumption, for the ‘we sections are full of the supernatural’ (Harnack, Acts of the Apostles, Eng. Assume the possibility of the Earthquake, which in itself is a natural occurrence, treated in this case as a special instance of providential interference, and there is nothing absolutely inexplicable in the course of events which follows
Amos - (son of Joash) of Israel died (compare 1 Kings 14:23 with 1 Kings 15:1), in whose reign it is written he prophesied "two years before the Earthquake"; compare Zechariah 14:5. Allusions to the Earthquake appear in Amos 5:8; Amos 6:11; Amos 8:8; Amos 9:1; Amos 9:5. ...
The divine sign in his view confirmed his words, which were uttered before, and which now after the Earthquake were committed to writing in an orderly summary
Tibe'Rias, - " It was nearly destroyed in 1837 by an Earthquake, by which 800 persons lost their lives
Gomorrah - Volcanic agency and Earthquake, accompanying the fire shower, may have produced the deep depression of the sea, and so arrested the Jordan's original onward course through the Arabah into the gulf of Akabah. Combining with an Earthquake, the storm cast showers of ignited bitumen on the cities, so that "the smoke of the country" was "as the smoke of a furnace," as beheld by Abraham
Tiberias - The city was almost destroyed by a great Earthquake in 1837
Tiberias - In 1837 about one-half of the inhabitants perished by an Earthquake
Siddim, Vale of - The battlefield is doubtless thought of as being in the neighbourhood of the Dead Sea, where bitumen is still abundant, masses of it, which have been detached from the bottom, being often found floating on the surface after shocks of Earthquake; and the Vale of Siddim is expressly identified in Genesis 14:3 with the Dead Sea by the explanatory insertion, ‘the same is the Salt Sea
Darkness - The eclipse, darkness and Earthquake in Bithynia, noted by Phlegon of Tralles, was probably in the year before
Philadelphia - Nearly destroyed by an Earthquake in Tiberius' reign (Tacitus, Annals 2:47). immovably firm, stands in contrast to Philadelphia often shaken by Earthquakes
Flood - ...
The natural causes God used to bring about the flood were twofold – forty days heavy rain combined with what seems to have been Earthquake activity that sent the waters of the sea pouring into the Mesopotamian valley (Genesis 7:11-12)
Gregorius Theopolitanus, Bishop of Antioch - An Earthquake compelled Gregory to flee with the treasures of the church, and he had the mortification of seeing Antioch occupied by the troops of Adaormanes, the general of Chosroes (Evagr. He returned to Antioch to witness its almost total destruction by Earthquake, a
Tongues, Confusion of - Since that time the Earthquake and the thunder had dispersed its sun-dried clay; the bricks of the casing had been split, and the earth of the interior had been scattered in heaps
Litany - They were observed in imitation of the Ninevites with ardent supplications and fastings, to avert the threatened judgments of fire, Earthquake, inundations, or hostile invasions
Amos - Furthermore, the Earthquake mentioned in 1:1, and the eclipse in 8:1, suggests proximity with the year 763 B
Ephraim (6), Bishop of Antioch And Patriarch - 525 and 526 by Earthquake and conflagration, Ephraim was sent by Justin as commissioner to relieve the sufferers and restore the city
Heave - ...
None could guess whether the next heave of the Earthquake would settle or swallow them
Caesarius, of Nazianzus - A remarkable escape from a terrible Earthquake at Nicaea, apparently c
San Francisco, California, City of - The efforts of the Catholic Church continued to assist greatly in the building up of San Francisco, and when the Earthquake of 1906 and the subsequent fire destroyed many churches, asylums, schools, and hospitals, including the great Jesuit church and College of Saint Ignatius, and the Sacred Heart College of the Christian Brothers, the generosity of the Catholic congregations of the United States facilitated immediate rebuilding
Canaanites - Now, when God, for the wickedness of a people, sends an Earthquake, or a fire, or a plague among them, there is no complaint of injustice, especially when the calamity is known, or expressly declared beforehand, to be inflicted for the wickedness of such people. For where is the great difference, even to them, whether they were destroyed by an Earthquake, a pestilence, a famine, or by the hands of an enemy? Where is the difference, even to our imperfect apprehensions of divine justice, provided it be, and is known to be, for their wickedness that they are destroyed? But this destruction, you say, confounded the innocent with the guilty. Is it not the same with all other national visitations? Would not an Earthquake, or a fire, or a plague, or a famine among them, have done the same? Even in an ordinary and natural death the same thing happens; God takes away the life he lends, without regard, that we can perceive, to age, or sex, or character. ...
But, farther, if punishing them by the hands of the Israelites rather than by a pestilence, an Earthquake, a fire, or any such calamity, be still an objection, we may perceive, I think, some reasons for this method of punishment in preference to any other whatever; always bearing in our mind, that the question is not concerning the justice of the punishment, but the mode of it. Nothing of this sort would have appeared, or with the same evidence, from an Earthquake, or a plague, or any natural calamity. "...
In reading the Old Testament account, therefore, of the Jewish wars and conquests in Canaan, and the terrible destruction brought upon the inhabitants thereof, we are always to remember that we are reading the execution of a dreadful but just sentence, pronounced by Jehovah against the intolerable and incorrigible crimes of these nations; that they were intended to be made an example to the whole world of God's avenging wrath against sins, which, if they had been suffered to continue, might have polluted the whole ancient world, and which could only be checked by the signal and public overthrow of nations notoriously addicted to them, and so addicted as even to have incorporated them into their religion and their public institutions; and that the Israelites were mere instruments in the hands of a righteous Providence for effecting the extirpation of a people, of whom it was necessary to make a public example to the rest of mankind; that this extermination, which might have been accomplished by a pestilence, by fire, by Earthquakes, was appointed to be done by the hands of the Israelites, as being the clearest and most intelligible method of displaying the power and the righteousness of the God of Israel; his power over the pretended gods of other nations; and his righteous indignation against the crimes into which they were fallen
Gentleness - He discloses himself not just in wind and Earthquake and fire, but in "a gentle whisper" (1 Kings 19:11-13 )
Rhegium - ...
In view of the destruction of Reggio by Earthquake in 1908, when 35,000 out of 40,000 inhabitants perished, Strabo’s words, with their curious mingling of fact and fancy, are Striking. ‘It was called Rhegium, as aeschylus says, because of the convulsion which had taken place in this region; for Sicily wan broken from the continent by Earthquakes. … But now these months [1] being opened, through which the fire is drawn up, and the ardent masses and water poured out, they say that the land in the neighbourhood of the Sicilian Strait rarely suffers From the effect of Earthquakes; but formerly all the passages to the surface being blocked up, the fire which was smouldering beneath the earth, together with the vapour, occasioned terrible Earthquakes’ (VI
Tiberias - The Earthquake of 1837 shook the town mightily
Sardis - 17, under the emperor Tiberius, an Earthquake desolated Sardis and 11 other cities of Asia; Rome remitted its taxes for five years, and the emperor gave a benefaction from the privy purse
Pillars - Translated as Greek "the firm foundation of (laid by) God (namely, the word of truth 2 Timothy 2:15; 2 Timothy 2:18, contrasted with Hymenseus' word eating as a canker) standeth" fast; the church being the house (2 Timothy 2:20) cannot be also the foundation, which would make the house to be founded on the house! The believer shall at last be a pillar immovably firm (unlike Earthquake-shaken Philadelphia) and "never more at all go out" (Greek Revelation 3:12), being under "the blessed necessity of goodness
No - Ezekiel's prophecy that it should be "rent asunder" is fulfilled to the letter, Amen's vast temple lying shattered as if by an Earthquake (Ezekiel 30:16). 47) describes the two colossal figures, "each a single stone, the one entire, the upper part of the other from the chair fallen, the result of an Earthquake (Ezekiel 30:16)
Asia Minor, Cities of - A tremendous Earthquake in A. The terrible Earthquake of A. The great wealth of Laodicea allowed it to finance its own rebuilding after a destructive Earthquake in A
Crete - This artistically brilliant civilization fell suddenly, perhaps by Earthquake followed by conquest, about 1400 B
Sardis - The city suffered greatly from an Earthquake in a
Malachi - The book contains no reference to any historical incident such as an important battle, Earthquake, or captivity which might give a historical context to the book
Calvary - Here, also, is shown a cleft in the rock, said to have been caused by the Earthquake which happened at the crucifixion
Rock (2) - There is nothing figurative here; but the Earthquake would make it appear to men’s minds as if the very earth shuddered at man’s wicked deed, so that its hardest elements were broken asunder
Colosse - These three cities, says Eusebius, were destroyed by an Earthquake, in the tenth of Nero, or about two years after the date of St
Elijah - There he observed the power of the wind, Earthquake, and fire; but the Lord was not seen in these forces
Evil - There are destructive forces in nature, ranging from Earthquakes and tidal waves to cancer. The Earthquake, volcano, and storm, which cause human suffering, all belong to nature's regularity
Philadelphia - , ‘twelve populous cities of Asia fell in ruins from an Earthquake which happened by night, and therefore the more sudden and destructive was the calamity
Day of the Lord - ...
Any catastrophic judgment, such as a flood, Earthquake, locust plague, famine or war, could be called a day of the Lord (Joel 1:15-16; Joel 2:1-2; Joel 2:11)
Sardis - 17 it was destroyed by an Earthquake, and rebuilt with the aid of Imperial funds
Holy - Also the angels in the heavenly entourage are “holy”: “And the valley of my mountains shall be stopped up, for the valley of the mountains shall touch the side of it; and you shall flee as you fled from the Earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah
Corinth - In 525, it was again almost ruined by an Earthquake
Colosse - The calcareous deposits on the plants, and obstructions which the stream met with, gradually formed a natural arch, beneath which the current flowed as Herodotus describes; the soft crust was probably broken up by an Earthquake
Resurrection of Jesus Christ - ...
Matthew reported that two Marys, Magdalene and the mother of James and Joses (Matthew 28:1-2 ; see Matthew 27:56 ,Matthew 27:56,27:61 ) came to the tomb and witnessed a violent Earthquake
Rock - At the opening of the sixth seal, the wicked are depicted as terrorized by an Earthquake, and as hiding in the caves and rocks of the mountains, to escape the wrath of the Lamb
Colours - A great Earthquake makes the sun black as sackcloth of hair (Revelation 6:12; cf
Eclipse - It was accompanied by an Earthquake, which altogether struck the spectators, and among them the centurion and Roman guard, with great fear, and a conviction, that Jesus was the Son of God, Matthew 27:51-54
Might, Mighty, Mightily, Mightier - (3) In Revelation 16:18 , AV, telikoutos, "so great" (when said of things), is translated "so mighty" (RV, "so great"), of an Earthquake
Archaeology - When a town was destroyed, whether by conquest, Earthquake, storm or flood, the usual practice for the new generation of builders was simply to level off the ruins and build on top of the flattened rubble and dirt
Antioch - No city perhaps, Jerusalem excepted, has experienced more frequent revolutions, or suffered more numerous and dire calamities, than Antioch; as, besides the common plagues of eastern cities, pestilence, famine, fire, and sword, it has several times been entirely overthrown by Earthquakes. But its ancient subterranean enemy, which, since its destruction in 587, never long together withheld its assaults, has again triumphed over it: the Earthquake of the 13th of August, 1822, laid it once more in ruins; and every thing relating to Antioch is past
Money - A coin of Domitian records rich Laodicea's restoration by its citizens after an Earthquake which also destroyed Colessae and Hierapolis, which accounts for their omission in the addresses in Revelation
Laodicea - Nearly the whole basin of the Maeander was subject to Earthquakes (ib. 60]'>[4] Laodicea, one of the most famous cities of Asia, having been prostrate by an Earthquake, recovered herself by her own resources (propriis opibus revaluit), and without any relief from us’ (Ann
Elijah - Wind, Earthquake, and fire would have well suited the prophet in his frame of mind, but the still small voice was that of the Lord, and Elijah had to learn that He had not given up His people
Aetius, Arian Sect Founder And Head - A violent Earthquake and the intrigues of the court brought about its division into two synods
Amos - , “two years before the Earthquake” (Amos 1:1 )
Elijah - Wind, Earthquake, and fire would have well suited the prophet in his frame of mind, but the still small voice was that of the Lord, and Elijah had to learn that He had not given up His people
John the Baptist - In both cases God came in the still small voice, not the Earthquake and fire (Matthew 12:15-21)
Vigilantius - He was an inmate of Jerome's monastery on the occasion of a tremendous storm with Earthquake and eclipse ( cont
Miracle - 16 and special provisions at key moments, most notably water from the rock 17:1-7; Numbers 10:1-13 ) and destruction of those who disobey God and challenge his appointed leaders (most notably the sudden deaths of Nadab and Abihu Leviticus 10:1-7 ; and the Earthquake that swallows Korah and his fellow rebels Numbers 16 ). Immediately following his death, nature heralds its unusual significance with an Earthquake, the rending of the temple veil, and the opening of tombs of certain Old Testament saints, who would then be raised following Jesus' resurrection (Matthew 27:51-54 ). 1-12,13-28), each work a specially large number, several pairs of which are remarkably parallel (earthquakes to get out of jail 12:5-10; 16:22-34; healings of the lame 3:1-10; 14:8-10; raising the dead 9:36-43; 20:7-12)
God, Name of - God's majestic self-manifestation in the form of his glory is common in dramatic and occasional theophanies attended by fire, noise, and Earthquake, but his name is the mode by which he is known in the context of ordinary, ongoing worship
Colossians - Extremely detrimental to all of the cities of the region were the Earthquakes which occasionally did severe damage. Shortly after Paul wrote Colossians, the entire Lycus Valley was devastated by an Earthquake (about A
Jonathan - A panic ensued, the Philistines thought themselves outnumbered, and an Earthquake completed the confusion; and the Israelites, with the Philistines in the camp an those hidden heretofore in Mount Ephraim and now emerging, joined in the pursuit as far W
Miracles - In Acts 16:18 the Python is cast out of the ventriloquist girl; in Acts 16:26 there is an Earthquake, the doors of the prisons are opened, and the prisoners’ bonds are loosed; in Acts 20:12 we read of the raising of Eutychus (q
Alexandria - ’ Though it was destroyed by an Earthquake in a
Deluge - of America; Earthquakes, on the American coastlands where they frequently occur; the submergence or emergence of islands, in districts liable to volcanic eruptions; among inland peoples the cause is frequently the bursting of the banks of rivers which have been swollen by rains. And we are fortunate in the possession of an earlier form of the legend, which belongs to Babylonia, and makes it probable that its origin is to be ascribed to the inundation of the large Babylonian plain by the bursting forth of one of the rivers by which it is intersected, and perhaps also, as some think, to the incursion of a tidal wave due to an Earthquake somewhere in the South
Elijah - ’ Then Jehovah reveals His omnipotence in a great wind, Earthquake, and fire; but we read that Jehovah was not in these
Atheist - How much more that astonishing variety and multiplicity of God's works with which we are continually surrounded! Let any man survey the face of the earth, or lift up his eyes to the firmament; let him consider the nature and instincts of brute animals, and afterward look into the operations of his own mind, and will he presume to say or suppose that all the objects he meets with are nothing more than the result of unaccountable accidents and blind chance? Can he possibly conceive that such wonderful order should spring out of confusion? or that such perfect beauty should be ever formed by the fortuitous operations of unconscious, unactive particles of matter? As well, nay better, and more easily, might he suppose that an Earthquake might happen to build towns and cities; or the materials carried down by a flood fit themselves up without hands into a regular fleet
Samuel, First Book of - God sent a great Earthquake, and the Philistines smote one another
Macarius Magnus, Magnes, a Writer - 93); the four watches of the night (Mat_14:25) mean the ages of the patriarchs of the law of the prophets and of Christ; in Elijah's vision the strong wind was the patriarchal dispensation which swept away the worship of idols; the Earthquake was the law of Moses at the giving of which the mountains leaped like rams; the fire was the word of prophecy (Jer_20:9); the still small voice was the message of Gabriel to Mary
Elijah - " There by the grand voice of nature, the strong wind rending the rocks, the Earthquake, and the fire, (in none of which, though emanating from God, did He reveal Himself to Elijah,) and lastly by "a still small voice," God taught the impatient and desponding prophet that it is not by astounding miracles such as the fire that consumed the sacrifice, nor by the wind and Earthquake wherewith God might have swept away the guilty nation, but by the still small voice of God's Spirit in the conscience, that Jehovah savingly reveals Himself, and a revival of true religion is to be expected
Time - Twice in Isaiah ( Isaiah 6:1 ; Isaiah 14:28 ) the date noted is that of the year of the death of a king, in another case the date is the invasion by the Tartan ( Isaiah 20:1 ); whilst in Amos ( Amos 1:1 ) a date is given as ‘two years before the Earthquake,’ apparently a particularly severe one which happened during the reign of Uzziah, king of Judah ( Zechariah 14:5 )
Philippi - ...
Many writers regard the story of the Earthquake and the conversion of the jailer as legendary
Wilderness of the Wanderings - ) Κadesh or Κadesh Βurned ("son of wandering" (Bedouin), or "land of Earthquake," as Psalms 29:8, "the Lord shaketh the wilderness of Cades") was the encampment from which the spies were sent and to which they returned (Numbers 13:26; Ephesians 1:13-141), on the W
Ephesians, Book of - Too, Colosse was destroyed by Earthquake in either A
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The slope was down toward the cave mouth, so that it would roll down there by its own weight; but to roll it aside was to roll it upward and created the difficulty to the women; it is noticeable also that the Earthquake would not roll it up, nor if rolled up would it remain so
Joshua - ...
Like the Earthquake or pestilence, they were simply God's executioners, without personal bloodthirstiness, required to exhibit His hatred of idolatry, and learning themselves to hate it
Jerusalem - 326; and Julian, who, after his father, succeeded to the empire of his uncle Constantine, endeavored to rebuild the temple; but his design, and that of the Jews, whom he patronized, was frustrated, as contemporary historians relate, by an Earthquake, and by balls of fire bursting forth among the workmen, A
War, Holy War - Through the eyes of faith he saw his victory being brought about by the march of the Divine Warrior in the attendant circumstances of storm and Earthquake (vv
Jonath - Pusey, 'that some European or Asiatic people were to carry our own people captive out of our land, more than would be willing to confess it of themselves, would still inwardly rejoice that such a calamity as the Earthquake of Lisbon befell the capital of that people
Theophilus, Bishop of Alexandria - Mutterings of superstitious fear were heard; to draw near the image was to cause an Earthquake
Dead Sea Scrolls - Following an Earthquake and fire in 31 b
Revelation of John, the - Again the Earthquake at the sixth seal's opening is a "catchword," i
Sibylline Oracles - ...
Turn not for ever to the murky night:...
When lo the sun’s sweet rays are shining bright!...
Be wise at heart, be wise and understand:...
There in one God, who sends upon the land...
The rain, the wind, the lightning and the might...
Of Earthquake, famine, pestilence, and wce,...
Sad wce that weighs the heart, the had, the snow,-...
All, Revelation, the Book of - When broken, it brings forth the typical signs of the end: a great Earthquake, the blackening of the sun, the ensanguining of the moon, and the falling of the stars of heaven (compare Matthew 24:29 )
Golgotha - ...
In the present Church of the Holy Sepulchre are shown not only the site of the Sepulchre and the rock of the Crucifixion, with the cleft made by the Earthquake and the three holes, five feet apart, in which the three crosses were inserted, but also a great number of other traditional sites
Jerusalem - The great Earthquake in his reign (Amos 1:1) was a physical premonition of the social revolutions about to visit the guilty nation as a judgment from God (Hebrews 11:10)
Paul - As Peter at midnight was miraculously delivered from Herod's prison, so Paul at Philippi was loosed from his chains with an Earthquake
Fire - There is an evident allusion in the phrase, ‘snatching them out of the fire’ (Revised Version ), to Amos 4:11, where persons who had just escaped with their lives from the Earthquake, are referred to; and to Zechariah 3:2, where the high priest Joshua is described as a brand plucked out of the Babylonian captivity
Fire - There is an evident allusion in the phrase, ‘snatching them out of the fire’ (Revised Version ), to Amos 4:11, where persons who had just escaped with their lives from the Earthquake, are referred to; and to Zechariah 3:2, where the high priest Joshua is described as a brand plucked out of the Babylonian captivity
Hebrews Epistle to the - Sion too has its Earthquake and its fire which shatter and consume all that is unreal (Hebrews 12:18-29)
Miracle - In this country Earthquakes are rare; and for monstrous births, perhaps, no particular and satisfactory account can be given: yet an Earthquake is as regular an effect of the established laws of nature as any of those with which we are most intimately acquainted: and, under circumstances in which there would always be the same kind of production, the monster is nature's genuine issue
Paulinus, Bishop of Nola - At about the fourth hour of the night while all were watching the cell was shaken by an Earthquake which was felt nowhere else and during this he expired
Revelation, the - In the first four seals we have seen forces at work, but controlled; now there is a great Earthquake, and the sun, moon, and stars are affected, indicating probably the apostasy, and the break up of the civil governments ordained of God
Babel - Since a remote time people had abandoned it, without order expressing their words; the Earthquake and thunder had split and dispersed its sun-dried clay
Jews - In 360 they began to rebuild their city and temple; but a terrible Earthquake and flames of fire issuing from the earth, killed the workmen, and scattered their materials
Paul - The narrative tells of the Earthquake, the jailer's terror, his conversion and baptism
Persecution - He was at home in an environment of Earthquake, storm, and fire
Possession - ...
As men came to think of the river running and the tree falling through natural causes, while still attributing the Earthquake and the thunder to the action of a god, so they came to think of certain maladies as also due to natural causes, whereas others, peculiar, or peculiarly severe, were still considered as the work of demons
Gregorius (14) Nazianzenus, Bishop of Sasima And of Constantinople - 11, 368, Nicaea was almost destroyed by an Earthquake
Ignatius, Bishop of Antioch - 20, 115 (on which day his feast was kept), in consequence of the excitement produced by an Earthquake a week previously; but it is now known from the ancient Syriac Menologion, published by Wright ( Journ
Archaeology And Biblical Study - The reason might be destruction by an enemy or by a natural catastrophe, such as an Earthquake