By Diarmuid O'Dea
In this edition of my blog Earthquakes, I will finally use my many years of catholic school training.
Earthquakes were mostly a mystery for mankind until recent scientific discovery. They are referenced constantly in the Bible as an example of God's wrath and omnipotence.
Here are some quotes from the New Edition of the Bible starting in order from the Old Testament and finishing with the New Testament :
Then the earth reeled and rocked; the foundations also of the mountains trembled and quaked, because he was angry.
The earth is utterly broken,
the earth is split apart,
the earth is violently shaken.
For in my jealousy and in my blazing wrath I declare, On that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel.
And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it.
Then there came flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder and a severe earthquake. No earthquake like it has ever occurred since mankind has been on earth, so tremendous was the quake.