day of the Lord

Definition of day of the Lord

: a day inaugurating the eternal universal rule of God:
a in the Old Testament : an eschatological day of ultimate judgment bringing final deliverance or doom

called also day of Yahweh

b in the New Testament : the triumphant day of Christ's return to earth in glory

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First Known Use of day of the Lord

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for day of the Lord

Middle English

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“Day of the Lord.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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