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

Word History

Etymology

Middle English

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of day of the Lord was in the 14th century

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“Day of the Lord.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/day%20of%20the%20Lord. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

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