Easton's Bible Dictionary - LIGHTNING
Lightning: Frequently referred to by the sacred writers (Nahum 1:3-6) [KJV / ASV ]
1. Thunder and lightning are spoken of as tokens of God's wrath and His Voice!
[KJV / ASV ] 2 Samuel 22:15
[KJV / ASV ] Job 28:26
[KJV / ASV ] Job 37:4
[KJV / ASV ] Psalms 135:7
[KJV / ASV ] Psalms 144:6
[KJV / ASV ] Zechariah 9:14
2. They represent God's glorious and awful majesty. (Revelation 4:5) [KJV / ASV ]
3.Some judgment of God on the world (Revelation 20:9) [KJV / ASV ]
[KJV / ASV ] 2 Samuel 22:15 And he sent out arrows, and scattered them; lightning, and discomfited them.
[KJV / ASV ] Job 28:26 When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder.
[KJV / ASV ] Job 37:3 He directeth it under the whole heaven, and his lightning unto the ends of the earth.
[KJV / ASV ] Job 38:25 Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder.
[KJV / ASV ] Psalms 144:6 Cast forth lightning, and scatter them: shoot out thine arrows, and destroy them.
[KJV / ASV ] Ezekiel 1:13 As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, and like the appearance of lamps: it went up and down among the living creatures; and the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.
[KJV / ASV ] Ezekiel 1:14 And the living creatures ran and returned as the appearance of a flash of lightning.
[KJV / ASV ] Daniel 10:6 His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.
[KJV / ASV ] Zechariah 9:14 And the LORD shall be seen over them, and his arrow shall go forth as the lightning: and the Lord GOD shall blow the trumpet, and shall go with whirlwinds of the south. (whirlwinds are tornado's and hurricanes)
[KJV / ASV ] Matthew 24:27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
[KJV / ASV ] Matthew 28:3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow.
[KJV / ASV ] Luke 10:18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven.
[KJV / ASV ] Luke 17:24 For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shines unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.
1 Strong's Number: 796 Greek: astrape
denotes (a) "lightning" (akin to LIGHT, B, No. 7),
Easton's Bible Dictionary
Nave's Topical Bible
If Thunder is heard......... The Lightning is... ------------------------------------------------ 5 seconds after a Flash .... 1 miles away 10 seconds after a Flash.... 2 miles away 15 seconds after a Flash.... 3 miles away 20 seconds after a Flash.... 4 miles away 25 seconds after a Flash.... 5 miles away 30 seconds after a Flash.... 6 miles away 35 seconds after a Flash.... 7 miles away 40 seconds after a Flash.... 8 miles away It is recommended that you should begin to seek shelter if the time between the lightning flash and the rumble of thunder is 30 seconds or less. You should not resume activities until after 30 minutes after the last audible thunder. More people get stuck by thunder on the golf course with an metal club in there hand than any other situation. Do not stand near trees, on top mountains, or near metal buildings. If lightning is approaching, run to your nearest shelter and wait until the lightning has passed. Do not take a shower, or go near your facut during lightning storms in case the lightning strikes nearby and electicity goes through the metal plumbing in your pipes. Always have a emergency kit of flashlights and extra water and food in storage. FACTS BY AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER TEAM.