Images Associated with the Manifestation of the Holy

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

The awesome experience of God cannot be reduced to scientific or even to conceptual language; it can only be suggested by word pictures. In Scripture the imagery of light, fire, earthquake, and storm are often associated with the manifestation of the holy. These are characteristic biblical features of divine "theophanies," or appearances of God.

Images of Light and the Holy

Light is a favorite biblical image of the presence of the Lord. The Psalms, for example, are filled with expressions...


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