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A Biblical Meteor?

28 March 2021

William sent in this rendition of Psalm 29, with the comment, an example of Biblical catastrophism. Reads like a Tunguska like explosion …

4. The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is majestic

5. The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars; the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon

6. He makes Lebanon leap like a calf, Sirion like a wild young ox.

7. The voice of the Lord strikes with flashes of lightning

8. The voice of the Lord shakes the desert; the Lord shakes the desert of Kadesh.

9. The voice of the Lord twists the oaks and strips the forests bare. And in his temple all cry, 'Glory!'  …

The assumption here is that the voice of the Lord is the sound of a meteor explosion. The breaking of the mighty cedar trees is the effect of blast – as occurred at Tunguska. The flashes of lightning speak for themselves, the flash of a meteor exploding in the lower atmosphere. The shaking of the desert is the detonation, and perhaps an earthquake or seismic activity in the aftermath. And of course, the idea of twisting the oaks and stripping the forest bare is also in the wind or blast following the atmospheric explosion, and the great heat that may have generated a landscape fire. No crater is actually required.

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