Isaiah 34:4

Hebrew Bible

1 Come near, you nations, and listen!Pay attention, you people! The earth and everything it contains must listen, the world and everything that lives in it. 2 For the Lord is angry at all the nations and furious with all their armies. He will annihilate them and slaughter them. 3 Their slain will be left unburied, their corpses will stink; the hills will soak up their blood. 4 All the stars in the sky will fade away, the sky will roll up like a scroll; all its stars will wither, like a leaf withers and falls from a vine or a fig withers and falls from a tree. 5 He says, “Indeed, my sword has slaughtered heavenly powers. Look, it now descends on Edom, on the people I will annihilate in judgment.”

Revelation 6:13

New Testament

12 Then I looked when the Lamb opened the sixth seal, and a huge earthquake took place; the sun became as black as sackcloth made of hair, and the full moon became blood red; 13 and the stars in the sky fell to the earth like a fig tree dropping its unripe figs when shaken by a fierce wind. 14 The sky was split apart like a scroll being rolled up, and every mountain and island was moved from its place. 15 Then the kings of the earth, the very important people, the generals, the rich, the powerful, and everyone, slave and free, hid themselves in the caves and among the rocks of the mountains. 16 They said to the mountains and to the rocks, “Fall on us and hide us from the face of the one who is seated on the throne and from the wrath of the Lamb, 17 because the great day of their wrath has come, and who is able to withstand it?”

 Notes and References

"... It is noteworthy that here, after the battle of Actium, the horizons of the Sibyl are no longer confined to Egypt but extend to the whole world. The "holy prince" of 3.49 will gain sway over the whole earth. This conception of the savior figure may well be influenced by Roman propaganda, which emphasized the universality and eternity of the empire. Again in verses 75-92 the Sibyl is concerned with the whole universe, but this time there is no mention of a savior figure. Drawing on the language of Isaiah 34:4, the Sibyl envisages the collapse of the heavens and a final conflagration. The widow Cleopatra brings widowhood and desolation on the universe. Like Babylon in Isaiah 47:8f., her claim to universal rule is made void by her widowhood. The destruction of the heavens is an important recurring theme in the Sibylline Oracles. The most striking elaboration is found in Sibylline Oracles 5.512-31. It also occurs in apocalyptic writings such as Revelation 6:13-14 ..."

Charlesworth, James H. The Old Testament Pseudepigrapha (p. 361) Doubleday, 1983

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