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Wilderness Pillar of Cloud
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Pillar of Fire and Cloud
Pillar of Fire and Cloud (עַמּוּד אֵשׁ וְעָנָן‎, ammud esh we'anan). A manifestation of God (theophany) that guided the Israelites during their time in the wilderness after the exodus (Exod 14:24).
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Pillar of Fire and Cloud
PILLAR OF FIRE AND CLOUD. The theophany of cloud and glory that guided Israel during the wilderness journey. The phrase “pillar of fire and cloud” only occurs once (Exod 14:24), but there are a number of instances when the separate phrases “pillar of fire” (Exod 13:21, 22; Num 14:14; Neh 9:12, 19) and
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Cloud, Pillar of
Cloud, Pillar of. Supernatural phenomenon of God’s presence which guided the Israelites through the wilderness.See Pillar of Fire and Cloud; Shekinah; Wilderness Wanderings.
Pillar of Fire and Cloud
Pillar of Fire and Cloud. One of the most frequent modes of God appearing to man in the OT; a visual manifestation of the presence of God common in the narratives of the exodus, Sinai covenant, the wilderness wanderings, and the dedication of the temple. The Bible refers to this phenomenon in a variety
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Pillar of Cloud and Pillar of Fire
Pillar of Cloud and Pillar of Fire The visible manifestation of the divine presence during the Exodus. The Lord went before the Israelites “by day in a pillar of cloud [Heb. ʿammûḏ ʿānān] to lead them along the way, and by night in a pillar of fire [ʿammûḏ ʾēš] to give them light … the pillar
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Cloud, Pillar of
CLOUD, PILLAR OF Supernatural phenomenon of God’s presence that guided the Israelites through the wilderness. See Pillar of Fire and Cloud; Shekinah; Wilderness Wanderings.
Pillar of Fire and Cloud
PILLAR OF FIRE AND CLOUD One of the most frequent modes of God’s appearing to humans in the OT; a visual manifestation of the presence of God common in the narratives of the exodus, Sinai covenant, the wilderness wanderings, and the dedication of the temple. The Bible refers to this phenomenon in a variety
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Pillar of Fire and of Cloud
PILLAR OF FIRE AND OF CLOUD. This succinct phrase occurs only in Ex 14:24. There are a number of occurrences of separate phrases as “pillar of cloud” and “pillar of fire” (cf. Ex 13:21–22; Num 14:14; Neh 9:12, 19; Ps 99:7).Symbols of divine presence. The Israelites encountered the pillar at the edge
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Pillar of Cloud, Pillar of Fire
Pillar of Cloud, Pillar of FireComplementary manifestations of the divine presence, cloud by day and fire by night, to guide the Israelites through the wilderness (Exod. 13:21). The combined term only occurs in Exod. 14:24. This pattern is interrupted once by the Sea of Reeds; here the pillar of cloud
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Cloud Pillar of
Cloud, Pillar of. The pillar of cloud by day and of fire by night that God caused to pass before the camp of the children of Israel when in the wilderness. The cloud, which became a pillar when the host moved, seems to have rested at other times on the tabernacle, whence God is said to have “come down
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Pillar of Cloud and Fire
PILLAR OF CLOUD AND FIRE. In Ex. 13:18 it is stated that “God led the people around by the way of the wilderness”; in v. 21 (cf. 14:24; Num. 14:14; Neh. 9:12–19) it is said that “the Lord was going before them in a pillar of cloud by day to lead them on the way, and in a pillar of fire by night to give
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Cloud, Pillar of
CLOUD, PILLAR OF — a miraculous cloud, representing the presence of God, that led the Israelites during their journey in the wilderness following their escape from slavery in Egypt (Ex. 13:21). At the Red Sea the pillar of cloud came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel (Ex. 14:20).
Pillar of Fire and Cloud
PILLAR OF FIRE AND CLOUD — the phenomenon by which God guided the Israelites during their travels through the wilderness after leaving Egypt (Ex. 14:24). The pillar of fire and cloud is first mentioned in Exodus 13:21–22, where some of its characteristics are described. In the form of cloud by day and
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Cloud, Pillar of
Cloud, Pilʹlar of. This was the active form of the symbolical glory-cloud, betokening God’s presence with his ancient people. The luminous cloud of the sanctuary, or the Shechinah, exhibited the same under an aspect of repose. The cloud which became a pillar when the host of Israel moved seems to have
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Cloud, Pillar of
CLOUD, PILLAR OF Means by which God led Israel through the wilderness with His presence and still hid Himself so they could not see His face. By day Israel saw a pillar of cloud, while by night they saw a pillar of fire (Exod. 13:21–22). The night before the exodus, the cloud gave light to Israel but
Pillar of Fire and Cloud
PILLAR OF FIRE AND CLOUD Visible evidence of God’s presence with Israel during the exodus and wilderness wanderings (Exod. 14:24; 33:9–10; Num. 12:5; Deut. 31:15). As a sign of God’s presence, the pillar of fire and cloud was associated with divine actions: salvation (Exod. 14:19–20); revelation (Exod.
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