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Day of the Lord
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Dictionaries
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Day of the Lord
DAY OF THE LORD. “The Day of the Lord” (= “the Day of Yahweh”) is a central feature of the prophets’ message to their contemporaries. This phrase and such closely related expressions as “the day of the anger of Yahweh,” or “Yahweh has a day,” occur over two dozen times in prophetic books (most frequently
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Day of the Lord
Day of the Lord. Expression used by OT prophets (as early as the eighth-century bc prophet Amos) to signify a time in which God actively intervenes in history, primarily for judgment. Thus “the day of the Lord” is also called “the day of the Lord’s anger” (Zep 2:2 kjv).Sometimes “the day of the Lord”
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Day of the Lord
Day of the Lord [Heb. yōm YHWH; Gk. hē hēméra toú Kyriou]. In the OT, the future consummation of the kingdom of God and the absolute cessation of all attacks upon it (Isa. 2:12; 13:6, 9; 34:8; Ezk. 13:5; 30:3; Joel 1:15; 2:11; Am. 5:18; Zeph. 1:14; Zec. 14:1). It is a “day of visitation” (Isa.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Day of the Lord
DAY OF THE LORD Expression used by OT prophets (as early as the eighth-century bc prophet Amos) to signify a time in which God actively intervenes in history, primarily for judgment. Thus “the day of the Lord” is also called “the day of the Lord’s anger” (Zep 2:2).Sometimes “the day of the Lord” is
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Day of the Lord, the
DAY OF THE LORD, THE. This expression (and various equivalents, such as “that day”) is the subject of both OT and NT revelation. An early occurrence (Amos 5:18–20) shows that the phrase was already a popularly used one. It is a time of judgment on Israel (Amos 5:18–20), of punishment on the nations (Isa
Day of God, the
DAY OF GOD, THE. Found only in 2 Pet 3:12: “Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and elements shall melt with fervent heat.” It is identified by some with “the day of the Lord” (q.v.) spoken of in Isa 2:12–21; 13:9 f. (cf. Jer
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Day of the Lord
DAY OF THE LORD. This expression forms part of the *eschatology of the Bible. It has various equivalents, such as ‘the day’, ‘in that day’.In this article we consider the uses of the actual phrase. Am. 5:18–20, the earliest use, shows that the phrase was already a standard one in popular phraseology.
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Day of the Lord
Day of the LordThe time of the decisive visitation of Yahweh, when he intervenes to punish the wicked, deliver and exalt the faithful remnant who worship him, and establish his own rule. Both judgment and salvation are especially prominent aspects. The Day of the Lord is a significant concept in biblical
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Day of the Lord
Day of the Lord (Heb. yōm YHWH; Gk. hē hēméra toú Kyríou). The expected consummation of the kingdom of God, often seen as the Lord’s anticipated intervention in a particular historical context.
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Day of the Lord
DAY OF THE LORD A biblical expression for “the time of God’s judgment.” Related phrases include “the day of the anger of the Lord” or “the Lord has a day.” It expresses the eschatological hope that the Lord’s overwhelming power and glory would be manifest in history, but also the dread of a divine reckoning.
Dictionary of the Later New Testament & Its Developments
Day of the Lord
Day of the LordThe NT expression “the day of the Lord” is derived from similar expressions in the OT and extracanonical Jewish literature where it developed an eschatological orientation. It refers to the expectation of God’s final judgment on the ungodly and the liberation and restoration of his people
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Day of the Lord
DAY OF THE LORD. This is the protracted period commencing with the second advent of Christ in glory and ending with the cleansing of the heavens and the earth by fire preparatory to the new heavens and the new earth of the eternal state (Isa. 65:17–19; 66:22; 2 Thess. 2:2; 2 Pet. 3:13; Rev. 21:1). The
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Day of the Lord, the
DAY OF THE LORD, THE — a special day at the end of time when God’s will and purpose for mankind and His world will be fulfilled. Many Bible students believe the Day of the Lord will be a long period of time rather than a single day—a period when Christ will reign throughout the world before He cleanses
Key passages
Is 2:11–12

The haughty eyes of humanity will be brought low, and the pride of everyone will be humbled, and Yahweh alone will be exalted on that day. For there is a day for Yahweh of hosts against all of the proud and the lofty and against all that is lifted up and humble,

Joe 2:30–31

And I will set wonders in the heavens, and on earth, blood and fire and columns of smoke. The sun will be changed to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of Yahweh.

Joe 3:14–17

Commotion, commotion in the valley of decision! For the day of Yahweh is near in the valley of decision! The sun and the moon grow dark, and the stars have withheld their splendor. And Yahweh roars from Zion; from Jerusalem he utters his voice, and the heavens and the earth shake. …

Am 5:18–20

Alas, those who desire the day of Yahweh, why is this for you the day of Yahweh? It will be darkness and not light! It will be as if a man fled from a lion and a bear met him; or he went into the house and leaned his hand against the wall and a snake bit him. Is not the day …

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