Wisdom of Solomon 5:22
21 Shafts of lightning will fly with true aim, and will leap from the clouds to the target, as from a well-drawn bow, 22 and hailstones full of wrath will be hurled as from a catapult; the water of the sea will rage against them, and rivers will relentlessly overwhelm them; 23 a mighty wind will rise against them, and like a tempest it will winnow them away. Lawlessness will lay waste the whole earth, and evildoing will overturn the thrones of rulers.
24 They will fall by the edge of the sword and be led away as captives among all nations. Jerusalem will be trampled down by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. 25 “And there will be signs in the sun and moon and stars, and on the earth nations will be in distress, anxious over the roaring of the sea and the surging waves. 26 People will be fainting from fear and from the expectation of what is coming on the world, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.
Notes and References
"... In both Wisdom of Solomon 5:22 (“The water of the sea will rage against them, and rivers will relentlessly overwhelm them”) and Luke 21:25 (“distress among nations confused by the roaring of the sea and waves”), the judgment of God comes upon the disobedient through raging waters. The following examples show other parallels in word and thought ..."
McDonald, Lee Martin Before There Was a Bible: Authorities in Early Christianity (p. 72) T&T Clark, 2022
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