Joel 2:30

Hebrew Bible

28 (3:1) “After all of this I will pour out my Spirit on all kinds of people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy. Your elderly will have prophetic dreams; your young men will see visions. 29 Even on male and female servants I will pour out my Spirit in those days. 30 I will produce portents both in the sky and on the earth—blood, fire, and columns of smoke. 31 The sunlight will be turned to darkness and the moon to the color of blood, before the day of the Lord comes—that great and terrible day! 32 It will so happen that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be delivered. For on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be those who survive, just as the Lord has promised; the remnant will be those whom the Lord will call.

Revelation 8:7

New Testament

5 Then the angel took the censer, filled it with fire from the altar, and threw it on the earth, and there were crashes of thunder, roaring, flashes of lightning, and an earthquake. 6 Now the seven angels holding the seven trumpets prepared to blow them. 7 The first angel blew his trumpet, and there was hail and fire mixed with blood, and it was thrown at the earth so that a third of the earth was burned up, a third of the trees were burned up, and all the green grass was burned up. 8 Then the second angel blew his trumpet, and something like a great mountain of burning fire was thrown into the sea. A third of the sea became blood, 9 and a third of the creatures living in the sea died, and a third of the ships were completely destroyed.

 Notes and References

"... The list of cosmic catastrophes that will accompany the day of judgment is such a common phenomenon in Jewish and early Christian apocalyptic that it should be considered a literary form within the larger and more encompassing literary genres in which it is set. Within Judaism, such lists probably originated with theophany imagery, i.e., the atmospheric and seismic phenomena (e.g., earthquake, thunder, lightning, smoke, and darkness) associated with the revelation of God at Sinai. The phenomenon of darkness (Amos 8:9), for example, may have been elaborated as the darkening or destruction of the sun, moon, and stars (Joel 2:30–31; Isaiah 13:9–10; 34:4; Ezekiel 32:7–8). More general lists of cosmic catastrophes are also a commonplace (Sibylline Oracles 2.196–213; 3.81–92, 669–701; 4.171–78; 7.118–29; 8.225–43, 336–58). Some of these lists are very similar to Roman prodigy lists (Sibylline Oracles 3.796–808; compare Josephus Jewish Wars 6.289–300) ..."

Aune, David Word Biblical Commentary: Revelation 6-16 (p. 372) Zondervan, 2017

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