Thunderbolt (רֶשֶׁŠ, risheph, a flame, or "coal,'" Song 8:6; hence lightning; fig. for arrow, Ps 76:3; or, fever, De 32:24). In accordance with thepopular notion, "hot thunderbolts" (Ps 68:35, רשפי, Sept. τῷ πυρί, Vulg. igni) means "lightnings." "Then shall the right-aiming thunderbolts go abroad" "(Wisd. 5, 21), βολίδες ἀστραπῶν, "flashes" or "strokes of lightning." "Threw stones like thunderbolts" (2: Macc. 1, 16), συνεκεραύνωσαν. The word conveys an allusion to the mode in which lightning strikes the earth. SEE LIGHTNING.

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Definition of thunderbolt

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