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Earthquake
Earthquake. Frequent geologic disturbance in Palestine due mostly to the volcanic nature of the regions around the Dead Sea and the Sea of Galilee. The primary centers of earthquakes in Palestine are upper Galilee, the Samaritan country near Shechem, and the western edge of the Judean mountains near
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Earthquake
Earthquake [Heb. raʿaš; Gk. seismós]; AV, NEB, also RUSHING. A shaking of the earth’s crust, usually a tectonic activity of variable intensity. Egypt is relatively free from this hazard, but the area from Greece to Iran is especially vulnerable, as many catastrophes in the area indicate: a quake in
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Earthquake
EARTHQUAKE Shaking or trembling of the earth originated by volcanic or tectonic activity. Earthquakes occur frequently in Palestine due mostly to the volcanic nature of the regions around the Dead Sea and the Sea of Galilee. The primary centers of earthquakes in Palestine are upper Galilee, the Samaritan
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Earthquake
earthquake, a shaking or trembling of the earth’s surface, fairly frequent in the Near East. Specific earthquakes within the biblical period include one in 31 bce reported by the Jewish historian Josephus, which left clear marks in Qumran’s ruins, and one in Uzziah’s days (ca. 760 bce) cited in Amos
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Earthquake
EARTHQUAKE. A vibration of the earth caused sometimes by a cracking and shifting of rock beneath the surface. There are two major types, volcanic and tectonic. The Bible mentions a few; e.g., when (1) the law was given on Sinai (Ex 19:18; Heb 12:26); (2) the earth “swallowed … up” Korah, Dathan, and
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
Earthquake
EARTHQUAKE. Earthquakes have been the alter ego of *Palestine consequent on its geological structure. In the biblical record earthquakes or their associated phenomena are recorded at various periods and attested in some excavations (e.g. Y. Yadin, Hazor, 1975, pp. 150–151), at Mt Sinai on the giving
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Earthquake
EarthquakeAn unusual shaking or trembling of the earth or some part thereof. Both Amos (Amos 1:1) and Zechariah (Zech. 14:5) refer to a literal earthquake (Heb. raʿaš) during the reign of Uzziah, king of Judah. Since these two prophets refer to it as “the earthquake,” without any other identification,
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Earthquake
Earthquake (Heb. ra˓aš; Gk. seismós). A shaking or trembling of the earth due either to volcanic activity or a slight movement of the earth’s crust. Because Palestine is located near a region of active earthquakes, it has experienced numerous earthquakes, which, seismologists assume, are caused
Catholic Bible Dictionary
Earthquake
EARTHQUAKE An active fault at the rift of the Jordan Valley makes Palestine prone to disastrous earthquakes, and various Old Testament allusions point to frequent tectonic activity. One specific earthquake was recorded in the reign of Uzziah (Amos 1:1; Zech 14:5). Earthquakes were seen as acts of the
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Earthquake
Earthquake. Earthquakes, more or less violent, are of frequent occurrence in Palestine. The most remarkable occurred in the reign of Uzziah. Zech. 14:5. From Zech. 14:4 we are led to infer that a great convulsion took place at this time in the Mount of Olives, the mountain being split so as to leave
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Earthquake
EARTHQUAKE (Heb. ra˓ash, “vibration”; Gk. seismos). A tremulous motion or shaking of the earth caused by the violent action of subterraneous heat and vapors. There can be no doubt that Palestine has been subject both to volcanic agency and to occasional earthquakes. The recorded instances, however, are
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Earthquake
Earthquakementioned among the extraordinary phenomena of Palestine (Ps. 18:7; comp. Hab. 3:6; Nah. 1:5; Isa. 5:25).The first earthquake in Palestine of which we have any record happened in the reign of Ahab (1 Kings 19:11, 12). Another took place in the days of Uzziah, King of Judah (Zech. 14:5). The