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Eclipse
Eclipse of the sun
Dictionaries
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Eclipse
Eclipse. Total or partial obscuration of the sun as a result of the passing of the moon between the sun and the earth; thus the possible explanation for certain unusual astronomical events in the Bible.See Astronomy.
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Eclipse
ECLIPSE* Total or partial obscuration of the sun as a result of the passing of the moon between the sun and the earth; thus, a possible explanation for certain unusual astronomical events in the Bible. See Astronomy.
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Eclipse
ECLIPSE. The Bible contains no historical notice of an eclipse. The three-hour darkness beginning at noon during Christ’s crucifixion cannot logically be attributed to an eclipse of the sun, because the moon is always full at the time of the Passover.Eschatological descriptions of the “day of the Lord,”
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Eclipse of the sun
Eclipse of the sun. No historical notice of an eclipse occurs in the Bible, but there are passages in the prophets which contain manifest allusion to this phenomenon. Joel 2:10, 31; 3:15; Amos 8:9; Micah 3:6; Zech. 14:6. Some of these notices probably refer to eclipses that occurred about the time of
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Eclipse of the Sun
ECLIPSE OF THE SUN. No historical notice of an eclipse occurs in the Bible, but there are passages in the prophets that contain manifest allusions to this phenomenon (Joel 2:10, 31; 3:15; Amos 8:9; Mic. 3:6; Zech. 14:6). Some of these notices probably refer to eclipses that occurred about the time of
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Eclipse
Eclipseof the sun alluded to in Amos 8:9; Micah 3:6; Zech. 14:6; Joel 2:10. Eclipses were regarded as tokens of God’s anger (Joel 3:15; Job 9:7). The darkness at the crucifixion has been ascribed to an eclipse (Matt. 27:45); but on the other hand it is argued that the great intensity of darkness caused
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Eclipse
ECLIPSE — a darkening of the earth or the moon that occurs when one passes in between the other and the sun. Several of the Old Testament prophets indicated that such a phenomenon in the sky was evidence of God’s judgment (Is. 13:10; Joel 2:31). Also see Astronomy.
Compton’s Encyclopedia
eclipse
eclipseWhen three celestial objects become aligned, an eclipse is said to occur. The many eclipse events known to astronomers are of two different types. In the first, the eclipsing body comes between an observer and the eclipsed object. The eclipsed object appears to the observer to be totally or partially
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Eclipse
eclipse. The obscuring of one celestial body by another (from an observer’s perspective). For someone observing from the earth, a solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the earth, thus blocking sunlight; a lunar eclipse occurs when the earth passes between the sun and the moon,