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International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

Thunder

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thun´dẽr ( רעם , ra‛am ( 1 Samuel 2:10; Job 26:14; Job 39:19; Job 40:9; Psalm 77:18; Psalm 81:7; Psalm 104:7; Isaiah 29:6 ), קול , ḳōl , "a voice" (Exodus 9:23; 1 Samuel 7:10; 1 Samuel 12:17; Job 28:26; Job 38:25 )): Thunder is the noise resulting from the lightning discharge. It is very common in the winter storms of Syria and Palestine and occurs in the extra-season storms. Thunder accompanied the storm of hail in Egypt at the time of the plagues: "The Lord sent thunder and hail" (Exodus 9:23 ).

Lightning and thunder are indications of the power of Yahweh and His might. "The thunder of his power who can understand?" (Job 26:14 ); "The God of glory thundereth" (Psalm 29:3 ). Yahweh also confused the Philistines with thunder (1 Samuel 7:10 ), and His foes were "visited of Yahweh of hosts with thunder" (Isaiah 29:6 ). Thunder was regarded as the voice of Yahweh: "God thundereth with the voice of his excellency" (Job 37:4 ), and God spoke to Jesus in the thunder (βροντή , brontḗ , John 12:29 ). See also LIGHTNING .

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. Entry for 'Thunder'. International Standard Bible Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/isb/t/thunder.html. 1915.

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