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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Of the sun alluded to in Amos 8:9; Micah 3:6; Zechariah 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 (Matthew 27:45); but on the other hand it is argued that the great intensity of darkness caused by an eclipse never lasts for more than six minutes, and this darkness lasted for three hours. Moreover, at the time of the Passover the moon was full, and therefore there could not be an eclipse of the sun, which is caused by an interposition of the moon between the sun and the earth.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (n.) An obstruction of the light of the sun, moon, or other luminous body, by the intervention of some other body, either between it and the eye, or between the luminous body and that illuminated by it. A lunar eclipse is caused by the moon passing through the earth's shadow; a solar eclipse, by the moon coming between the sun and the observer. A satellite is eclipsed by entering the shadow of its primary. The obscuration of a planet or star by the moon or a planet, though of the nature of an eclipse, is called an occultation. The eclipse of a small portion of the sun by Mercury or Venus is called a transit of the planet.

2. (n.) The loss, usually temporary or partial, of light, brilliancy, luster, honor, consciousness, etc.; obscuration; gloom; darkness.

3. (v. t.) To cause the obscuration of; to darken or hide; -- said of a heavenly body; as, the moon eclipses the sun.

4. (v. t.) To obscure, darken, or extinguish the beauty, luster, honor, etc., of; to sully; to cloud; to throw into the shade by surpassing.

5. (v. i.) To suffer an eclipse.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia



Strong's Hebrew
3650. kimrir -- darkness, gloominess
... blackness. Redupl. From kamar; obscuration (as if from shrinkage of light, ie An
eclipse (only in plural) -- blackness. see HEBREW kamar. 3649, 3650. ...
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The Solar Eclipse
... The Solar Eclipse. A Sermon (No.183). ... WE ARE ALL expecting to-morrow to witness one
of the greatest sights in the universe"the annular eclipse of the sun. ...
/.../spurgeon/spurgeons sermons volume 4 1858/the solar eclipse.htm

The Eclipse
... The Treasury of Sacred Song. Book First CXV THE ECLIPSE. Whither, O whither
didst thou fly? When did I grieve Thine holy eye,. When ...
/.../ treasury of sacred song/cxv the eclipse.htm

On the Eclipse of the Moon. July 30, 1776
... IV. CREATION. Hymn 85 On the eclipse of the moon. July 30, 1776. John Newton
8,6,8,6. On the eclipse of the moon. July 30, 1776. ...
// hymns/hymn 85 on the eclipse.htm

Eclipse of the Sun.
... CHAPTER XLIII. Eclipse of the Sun. Second and Third Word of Jesus on the
Cross. A little hail had fallen at about ten o'clock,"when ...
/.../the dolorous passion of our lord jesus christ/chapter xliii eclipse of the.htm

The Eclipse and Rediscovery of the Old Testament
... I THE ECLIPSE AND REDISCOVERY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT. ... Rather, the present eclipse
of the Old Testament appears to be due to three distinct causes. ...
/.../i the eclipse and rediscovery.htm

Fragment xviii. On the Circumstances Connected with Our Saviour's ...
... This darkness Thallus, in the third book of his History, calls, as appears
to me without reason, an eclipse of the sun. For the ...
/.../the writings of julius africanus/fragment xviii on the circumstances.htm

Whether it was Fitting that Christ Should Work Miracles in the ...
... The first is that the natural eclipse of the sun by interposition of the moon never
takes place except when the sun and moon are in conjunction. ...
/.../aquinas/summa theologica/whether it was fitting that 9.htm

What Manner of Life and Death the Roman Kings Had.
... For an eclipse of the sun had also happened; and this was attributed to the divine
power of Romulus by the ignorant multitude, who did not know that it was ...
/.../ of god/chapter 15 what manner of life.htm

Christ's Priestly Office
... Christ suffered a double eclipse upon the cross, an eclipse of the sun, and an eclipse
of the light of God's countenance. How bitter was this agony! ...
/...// body of divinity/4 christs priestly office.htm

The Death of Jesus
... at His side. It was a supernatural gloom, which an eclipse of the sun
was impossible during the full moon of Passover. Shall we ...
/.../chadwick/the gospel of st mark/chapter 15 33-41 the death of.htm

... 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 (Matthew 27:45); but on ...
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... Just before Herod's death there was an eclipse of the moon (Ant., XVII, vi, 4).
According to astronomical calculations an eclipse was visible in Palestine on ...
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... WAI III, 56, 1, gives a table of eclipses for each day of the month Tammuz up to
the middle of the month, and the significance of the eclipse is connected with ...
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Ecstasy (3 Occurrences)

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... THE CONSTELLATIONS 1. Nachash, the "Crooked Serpent" 2. Leviathan 3. The See d of
the Woman 4. The Bow Set in the Cloud 5. The Dragon of Eclipse 6. Joseph's ...
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Observe (216 Occurrences)
... 2. (vt) To be on the watch respecting; to pay attention to; to notice with care;
to see; to perceive; to discover; as, to observe an eclipse; to observe the ...
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... 4. (n.) The disappearance of a celestial body, by passing either behind another,
as in the occultation of a star, or into its shadow, as in the eclipse of a ...
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Emerge (2 Occurrences)
... (vi) To come into view or existence; to appear; as, to emerge from the water or
the ocean; the sun emerges from behind the moon in an eclipse; to emerge from ...
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Extinguish (6 Occurrences)
... a right. 2. (vt) To obscure; to eclipse, as by superior splendor.
Multi-Version Concordance Extinguish (6 Occurrences). Ephesians ...
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Echoes (1 Occurrence)

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