Pillar of Cloud/Fire
Pillar of Cloud/Fire
A luminous cloud that accompanied the Israelites during their wandering

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  • Pillar of Cloud (Pillar of Fire) —     Pillar of Cloud     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pillar of Cloud     (PILLAR OF FIRE).     A cloud which accompanied the Israelites during their wandering. It was the same as the pillar of fire, as it was luminous at night (cf. Ex., xiv, 19, 20 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • PILLAR OF CLOUD AND PILLAR OF FIRE — The earliest traditions of the Exodus from Egypt refer to the pillar of cloud by day and of fire by night, which accompanied the Children of Israel on their way through the desert (Ex. 13:21–22). The visible symbol of the presence of God caused a …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Pillar of Fire (theophany) — A Pillar of Fire was one of the manifestations of the God of the Israelites (for Nontrinitarians, Yahweh; for Trinitarians, God in the Person of the Holy Spirit) in the Old Testament. According to Exodus, the pillar of fire provided light so that …   Wikipedia

  • Pillar of Fire International — Zarephath Christian Church in Zarephath, New Jersey …   Wikipedia

  • Pillar of Fire Church — The Pillar of Fire Church (POF) is a Christian denomination headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with a congregation in Zarephath, New Jersey, and other locations worldwide.cite news |first= |last= |authorlink= |coauthors= |title=Alma Bridwell… …   Wikipedia

  • PILLAR — (Heb. עַמּוּד; from the root ʿmd, to stand ), a column that stands perpendicular to the ground and generally serves to support the beams of a roof. In this article no distinction will be made between pillar, column, and post. The pillar is used… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Pillar — Pil lar, n. [OE. pilerF. pilier, LL. pilare, pilarium, pilarius, fr. L. pila a pillar. See {Pile} a heap.] 1. The general and popular term for a firm, upright, insulated support for a superstructure; a pier, column, or post; also, a column or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pillar saint — Pillar Pil lar, n. [OE. pilerF. pilier, LL. pilare, pilarium, pilarius, fr. L. pila a pillar. See {Pile} a heap.] 1. The general and popular term for a firm, upright, insulated support for a superstructure; a pier, column, or post; also, a column …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cloud —    The Hebrew so rendered means a covering, because clouds cover the sky. The word is used as a symbol of the Divine presence, as indicating the splendour of that glory which it conceals (Ex. 16:10; 33:9; Num. 11:25; 12:5; Job 22:14; Ps. 18:11).… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Passage of the Red Sea — The Passage of the Red Sea is the account of the march of Moses, leading the Hebrews (Israelites) on their escape out of Egypt and the alleged crossing of the Red Sea as described in the Biblical Exodus , chapters 13:17 to 15:21, so they would be …   Wikipedia

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