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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Darkness

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Used in various significations in scripture.

1. State of the earth before God said, Let there be light. Genesis 1:2 .

2. Temporary absence of light in the night. Genesis 1:5 .

3. Extraordinary darkness sent by God. Exodus 10:21; Exodus 14:20; Matthew 27:45 .

4. The darkness by which God shrouded His glory. Exodus 20:21; Psalm 18:9,11; Psalm 97:2; Hebrews 12:18 .

5. State of death as compared with natural life. Job 10:21,22 .

6. Moral darkness as the consequent state of man fallen. Psalm 82:5; Isaiah 9:2; Matthew 4:16; John 1:5; John 3:19; 2 Corinthians 6:14; 1 Peter 2:9 .

7. It characterises Satan and his agents. Luke 22:53; Ephesians 6:12; Revelation 16:10 .

8. It is the abode of wicked spirits and will characterise the place of punishment of the wicked. Matthew 8:12; 2 Peter 2:4; Jude 6,13 . God is light, and Christ came into the world as the true light: everything shut out from God, or opposed to God and to the Lord Jesus, must partake of moral darkness.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Darkness'. Morrish Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/mbd/d/darkness.html. 1897.

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