Ezekiel 13:13

Hebrew Bible

11 Tell the ones who coat it with whitewash that it will fall. When there is a deluge of rain, hailstones will fall and a violent wind will break out. 12 When the wall has collapsed, people will ask you, “Where is the whitewash you coated it with?” 13 “‘Therefore this is what the Sovereign Lord says: In my rage I will make a violent wind break out. In my anger there will be a deluge of rain and hailstones in destructive fury. 14 I will break down the wall you coated with whitewash and knock it to the ground so that its foundation is exposed. When it falls you will be destroyed beneath it, and you will know that I am the Lord. 15 I will vent my rage against the wall and against those who coated it with whitewash. Then I will say to you, “The wall is no more and those who whitewashed it are no more—

Psalm 18:12

Hebrew Bible

10 He mounted a winged angel and flew; he glided on the wings of the wind. 11 He shrouded himself in darkness, in thick rain clouds. 12 From the brightness in front of him came hail and fiery coals. 13 The Lord thundered in the sky; the Most High shouted. 14 He shot his arrows and scattered them, many lightning bolts and routed them.

 Notes and References

"... Torrential rain is an ancient motif associated with the thunderstorm theophany (Judges 5:4, Deuteronomy 33:28, Psalm 68:9–10, 77:18, compare Psalm 18:12 / 2 Samuel 22:12, Psalm 114:8) and it is likely that what is envisaged in verses 9–10 is the gushing of water out of the earth in verse 9c (compare Psalm 114:7–8; also Joel 3:18, following the theophany of verse 16) and from above, as rain, in verse 10b (compare Judges 5:4; Psalm 68:9–10; 77:18a; “heavens dripping dew”, Deuteronomy 33:28; compare Psalm 18:12). This can be beneficent, as in Deuteronomy 33:28, Psalm 68:9–10 and probably Psalm 114:8, and indeed it is most probably rain and groundwater that are conceptualized as the “blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lies beneath” in Genesis 49:25. However, the aspect of overpowering divine manifestation is uppermost in Psalm 77:18, Judges 5:4 as indeed in Habakkuk 3:9–10, whilst the two are juxtaposed in Psalm 68:9–10. The use of thunderstorm phenomena, including precipitation, as weaponry, is less common, but occurs in Psalm 18:13–5 and (as seems likely from the parallelism) Psalm 77:18; compare Ezekiel 13:11-13 ..."

Watson, Rebecca S. "'Was your Wrath Against the Rivers?' Focusing the Debate in Habakkuk 3" in Watson, Rebecca, and Adrian Curtis (eds.) Conversations on Canaanite and Biblical Themes: Creation, Chaos and Monotheism (pp. 61-77) De Gruyter, 2021

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