Accident • Calamities • Cataclysm • Catastrophe • Crisis • Disaster • Tragedy • Tragedy as Plot Motif
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Calamity [Heb. ’êḏ, rā‘â, hawwâ, behālâ (Isa. 65:23), ’āwen (Prov. 22:8), massâ (Job 9:23), aṯaṯ (Job 6:21); Gk. stenochōría (2 Cor. 6:4; 12:10)]; AV also DESTRUCTION, EVIL, ADVERSITIES (1 S. 10:19), HURT (Ps. 35:26), MISCHIEF (Prov. 17:20; 24:16; 28:14), etc.; NEB also DOWNFALL, DISASTER,
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Tragedy as Plot Motif
Tragedy as Plot MotifA tragic plot moves from prosperity to calamity. As a change-of-fortune story it must be differentiated from pathos, which depicts unmitigated suffering from start to finish. Tragedy, moreover, is a story of exceptional calamity, not commonplace misfortune. It focuses on what we
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
CALAMITY<ka-lam’-i-ti> (אֵיד‎ [’edh], “a load” or “burden” under which one is crushed, hence, “misfortune”; הַיָּה‎ [hayyah], הַוָּה‎ [hawwah], “fall,” “ruin,” the latter word used only in the plural; רַע‎ [], “evil in essence” hence, “adversity,” once only, Psalm 141:5, the Revised
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
AccidentAccident denotes a contingent quality, object, or event, which might or might not exist, and happens to inhere in some underlying substance. Depending on the mind and the eye, an orange may appear to possess the accidents of roundness and orange color, while its substance is the fruit itself.
Dictionary of Theological Terms
AccidentA term that the Roman Catholic church has borrowed from Greek philosophy and pressed into service in defence of its dogma of transubstantiation.*An accident is a property or characteristic of a substance that is not essential to it. For example, the roundness and redness of an apple are properties
Holman Treasury of Key Bible Words: 200 Greek and 200 Hebrew Words Defined and Explained
CalamityHebrew expression: ʾedPronunciation: ´AYDStrong’s Number: 343Key VersesDeuteronomy 32:35; Job 18:12; Psalm 18:18; Proverbs 27:10; Obadiah 13In the small book of Obadiah, the word ʾed occurs three times in one verse. This word is translated as “distress” or “calamity” in nearly all translations
A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs: A Reference Guide to More than 700 Topics Discussed by the Early Church Fathers
DISASTERSWhy can they not take it in, that their evils come from the Being whose goodness they have failed to recognize? They suffer at the hands of Him to whom they have been ungrateful. And, for all that is said, if we compare the calamities of former times, they fall on us more lightly now, since
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
CALAMITY, ka-lamʹi-ti (אֵיד‎, ’ēdh, “a load” or “burden” under which one is crushed, hence “misfortune”; הַיָּה‎, hayyāh, הַוָּה‎, hawwāh “fall,” “ruin,” the latter word used only in pl.; רַע‎, raʽ, “evil in essence,” hence “adversity,” once only, Ps 141:5, RV “wickedness”): Purely an OT term, signifying
New Dictionary of Theology: Historical and Systematic
TRAGEDYAlthough the term ‘tragedy’ often refers to some grave misfortune, this usage is derivative from its more fundamental sense that refers to a literary genre. The derivation arises because it is commonly thought that tragedies end in disaster, but this is actually not right—in fact, only about