Exodus 9:18

Hebrew Bible

16 But for this purpose I have caused you to stand: to show you my strength, and so that my name may be declared in all the earth. 17 You are still exalting yourself against my people by not releasing them. 18 I am going to cause very severe hail to rain down about this time tomorrow, such hail as has never occurred in Egypt from the day it was founded until now. 19 So now, send instructions to gather your livestock and all your possessions in the fields to a safe place. Every person or animal caught in the field and not brought into the house—the hail will come down on them, and they will die!”’”

Joshua 10:11

Hebrew Bible

10 The Lord routed them before Israel. Israel thoroughly defeated them at Gibeon. They chased them up the road to the pass of Beth Horon and struck them down all the way to Azekah and Makkedah. 11 As they fled from Israel on the slope leading down from Beth Horon, the Lord threw down on them large hailstones from the sky, all the way to Azekah. They died—in fact, more died from the hailstones than the Israelites killed with the sword. 12 The day the Lord delivered the Amorites over to the Israelites, Joshua prayed to the Lord before Israel: “O sun, stand still over Gibeon; O moon, over the Valley of Aijalon!”

 Notes and References

"... Many aspects of the divine warrior in the poetic texts are also found in prose text, but the clearest references to the divine warrior in prose texts involve YHWH’s employment of nature or supernatural envoys against an envoy. When Joshua approached Jericho, the “general of the army of YHWH” affirmed YHWH’s presence in the upcoming battle (Joshua 5:13–15). In the campaign against the kings who attacked Gibeon, YHWH hurled “large stones from heaven” down on the Amorite armies (Joshua 10:11). Samuel experienced the help of the divine warrior when YHWH thundered (םער) from heaven and threw the Philistines into a panic (1 Samuel 7:10). In one of David’s battles against the Philistines, YHWH commanded him to go around the back of the Philistine camp and attack them when they heard the “sound of marching” in the trees because YHWH was going ahead of them, most likely referring to a heavenly army going ahead of David’s army (2 Samual 5:22–25) ... The plagues represented extreme phenomena, such as the hail storm being the worst Egypt had ever seen (Exodus 9:18, 24) and house invasions by the locust swarms, which the Egyptians had never seen before ..."

Trimm, Charlie "YHWH Fights for Them!": The Divine Warrior in the Exodus Narrative (p. 41, 193) Gorgias Press, 2014

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