January 31, 2007

The Terror of God

And they journeyed: and the terror of God was upon the cities that were round about them, and they did not pursue after the sons of Jacob.
--Genesis 35:5

That's the only time that word Chittah is used in the Bible. It comes from Chathath which means "to be shattered, be dismayed, be broken, be abolished, be afraid."

It's used most often in Jeremiah. Chathath is the word God used when he was telling Joshua what not to be at the same time he was telling him to be strong and very courageous!

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