Deuteronomy 32:24

Hebrew Bible

22 For a fire has been kindled by my anger, and it burns to lowest Sheol; it consumes the earth and its produce, and ignites the foundations of the mountains. 23 I will increase their disasters; I will use up my arrows on them. 24 They will be starved by famine, eaten by plague, and bitterly stung; I will send the teeth of wild animals against them, along with the poison of creatures that crawl in the dust. 25 The sword will make people childless outside, and terror will do so inside; they will destroy both the young man and the virgin, the infant and the gray-haired man.

Habakkuk 3:5

Hebrew Bible

3 God comes from Teman, the Holy One from Mount Paran. Selah. His splendor has covered the skies, the earth is full of his glory. 4 His brightness will be as lightning; a two-pronged lightning bolt flashing from his hand. This is the outward display of his power. 5 Plague will go before him; pestilence will march right behind him. 6 He took his battle position and shook the earth; with a mere look he frightened the nations. The ancient mountains disintegrated; the primeval hills were flattened. His are ancient roads.

 Notes and References

"... Deuteronomy 32 describes how YHWH will pour out His wrath upon His people for their disobedience: “I will pile up disasters against them; I will unload my arrows upon them; they will be exhausted from famine, being consumed by pestilence [ףשר] and bitter destruction [בטק].” Karel Van Der Toorn argues that Habakkuk 3:5 contains two demons from the Ancient Near East, Deber and Resheph: “Before Him went a plague [רבד] and pestilence [ףשר] went out before His feet.” According to Van Der Toorn, all of the creatures mentioned above operated under the authority of YHWH and are closely associated with deadly disease. Both societies, Israelite and Mesopotamian, were inclined to see demons as instruments of the gods/God; both have their origins in heaven. Demons represent spiritual beings that were either cast out of heaven or descended to the earth; however, the monotheistic worldview of Judaism required the minor deities to be lower on the scale of being, and possibly understood as evil ..."

Wright, Archie T. "The Demonology of 1 Enoch and the New Testament Gospels" in Stuckenbruck, Loren T., and Gabriele Boccaccini, (ed.) Enoch and the Synoptic Gospels: Reminiscences, Allusions, Intertextuality (p. 219) SBL Press, 2016

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