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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Often referred to in Scripture (Job 40:9
; Psalm 77:18
). James and John were called by our Lord "sons of thunder" (Mark 3:17
). In Job 39:19
, instead of "thunder," as in the Authorized Version, the Revised Version translates (ra'amah) by "quivering main" (marg., "shaking"). Thunder accompanied the giving of the law at Sinai (Exodus 19:16
). It was regarded as the voice of God (Job 37:2
; Psalm 18:13
; Compare John 12:29
). In answer to Samuel's prayer (1 Samuel 12:17,18
), God sent thunder, and "all the people greatly feared," for at such a season (the wheat-harvest) thunder and rain were almost unknown in Palestine.
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Thunder'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/t/thunder.html. 1897.