Exodus 10:14

Hebrew Bible

13 So Moses extended his staff over the land of Egypt, and then the Lord brought an east wind on the land all that day and all night. The morning came, and the east wind had brought up the locusts! 14 The locusts went up over all the land of Egypt and settled down in all the territory of Egypt. It was very severe; there had been no locusts like them before, nor will there be such ever again. 15 They covered the surface of all the ground so that the ground became dark with them, and they ate all the vegetation of the ground and all the fruit of the trees that the hail had left. Nothing green remained on the trees or on anything that grew in the fields throughout the whole land of Egypt.

Mark 13:19

New Testament

17 Woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing their babies in those days! 18 Pray that it may not be in winter. 19 For in those days there will be suffering unlike anything that has happened from the beginning of the creation that God created until now, or ever will happen. 20 And if the Lord had not cut short those days, no one would be saved. But because of the elect, whom he chose, he has cut them short. 21 Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘Look, there he is!’ do not believe him.

 Notes and References

"... Debated, however, is the uniqueness of the Shoah. In a sense, every event in history may be said to be unique, Biblical metaphysics—contrary to mere monism, which logically implies pantheism—maintains the truth of the Multiple, which is of each singularity. Biblical diction likes the phrase 'never before had there been such a plague nor will there ever be again, 'from the judgments of Egypt (l am quoting from Exodus 10:14) to the fall of Jerusalem in AD 70 (Mark 13:19, as commonly interpreted). At the same time, the unity of God's government, and of the universe's being in its origin and preservation, entails that analogies, 'family resemblances,' warrant the recognition of classes. categories: it rules out philosophical nominalism. One rightfully compares. Is the Shoah beyond all comparison? The unspeakable horror of the Shoah should not disqualify the unspeakable horror of the Babylonian siege of Jerusalem—remember Lamentations. The disaster of the Jewish War, with its extension into the second century and Hadrian's crushing of the Bar Kokhba revolt (135) affected the Jewish population in Palestine no less dramatically than what happened in Europe eighteen centuries later.' David Wolf Silverman reminds us that 'the Jews of the fifteenth century experienced the Spanish Expulsion (1492) as unique and in the words of one of their leaders and thinkers—Don Isaac Abravanel—as equivalent to the departure of the first human pair from the Garden of Eden.' ..."

Blocher, Henri Post-Holocaust/Shoah Theology (pp. 71-84) Mishkan, No. 71, 2013

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