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Hailstone
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Normally appears in the Bible as a sign of God’s judgment. Hail falls with fire as one of the ten plagues of Egypt (Exod 9:23), and a storm of large hailstones destroys the army of the Amorites when they flee from Joshua’s army (Josh 10:11). Haggai mentions Yahweh destroying crops with hail (Hag 2:17). Revelation also describes hail (sometimes mixed with fire or blood) in the context of God’s wrath and judgment (Rev 8:7; 11:19; 16:21).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Hail (Storm)
Hail Normally appears in the Bible as a sign of God’s judgment. Hail falls with fire as one of the ten plagues of Egypt (Exod 9:23), and a storm of large hailstones destroys the army of the Amorites when they flee from Joshua’s army (Josh 10:11). Haggai mentions Yahweh destroying crops with hail (Hag
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Hail
Hail[Heb bārāḏ (Ex. 9–10; Job 38:22; Ps. 78:47f; etc.); Gk. chálaza (Rev. 8:7; 11:19; 16:21]; HAILSTONES [Heb. bārāḏ (Ps. 18:12f [MT 13f]), ʾeḇen bārāḏ (Josh. 10:11; Isa. 30:30), ʾeḇen ʾēlgāḇîš (Ezk. 13:11, 13; 38:22); Gk. chálaza (Rev. 16:21)]; AV also HAIL.Hailstorms are not unknown
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
Hail
hail. Usually destructive to plants, hail is connected with violent storms in the Bible (Pss. 78:47–48; 105:32; 148:8; cf. Rev. 8:7; 11:19). It is seen as a plague (Exod. 9:18–34; 10:5–15), as divine judgment (Hag. 2:17), and as a destroying power (Isa. 28:2, 17).
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Hail, Hailstones
HAIL, HAILSTONES. Hailstorms occur in hot as well as cold climates, frequently accompanying violent thunderstorms. Raindrops within the cumulonimbus cloud are carried to great altitudes where the temperature drops below 0; turning to ice pellets, they grow in size as they are blown up and down. Hailstones
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Hailstones
Hail, Hailstones (Heb. bārāḏ, ˒eḇen ˒ēlgāḇîš; Gk. chálaza). Precipitation that falls as bits of ice or hard snow, frequently accompanying severe thunderstorms during the rainy season in Palestine and capable of inflicting severe damage (e.g., Josh. 10:11; Hag. 2:17). Yahweh, whose storehouses
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Hail
HAIL.1. Gk. chaire, “be cheerful, rejoice.” A salutation conveying a wish for the welfare of the person addressed (Luke 1:28); continued among our Saxon forefathers in “Joy to you” and “Health to you.”2. Congealed rain (Heb. bārād; Gk. chalaza) with which God defeated an army of Canaanites (Josh.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Hail
Hailfrozen rain-drops; one of the plagues of Egypt (Ex. 9:23). It is mentioned by Haggai as a divine judgment (Hag. 2:17). A hail-storm destroyed the army of the Amorites when they fought against Joshua (Josh. 10:11). Ezekiel represents the wall daubed with untempered mortar as destroyed by great hail-stones
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
Hail
Hailhail, ice pellets formed when raindrops are thrown through alternating warm and cold air currents. Usually destructive to plants, hail is seen as a plague (Exod. 9:18–34; 10:5–15), as divine judgment (Hag. 2:17), as a destroying power (Isa. 28:2, 17), and always as part of violent storms (Pss.
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Hailstones
HAILSTONES — precipitation in the form of pellets of ice. Although hailstones are not common in Palestine, they are reported in the Bible. The seventh plague that struck the land of Egypt before the Exodus was a destructive storm of hail (Ex. 9:18–34). In Joshua’s day more men of the Amorite army were
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Hail
HailHail occasionally accompanies thunderstorms in Syria and Palestine. When it does, it is destructive to crops, vineyards and olive plantations. Biblical imagery regularly associates thunder, bolts of lightning, sleet and snow with hail (Ps 78:47–48; 148:8); and like them, hail is described in terms
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Hail
Hail, congealed rain, and the symbol in Scripture of the divine vengeance upon kingdoms and nations, the enemies of God and of his people. As a hail-storm is ordinarily accompanied by vivid lightning, so hail and fire, intense cold and intense heat, are generally mentioned together (Ex. 9:23, 24; Ps.
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