day of the lord

day of the lord
Usage: usually capitalized L
Etymology: Middle English
: 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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1. Also called Day of Yahweh. (in Old Testament eschatology) a day of final judgment. Amos 5:18-21; Ezek. 30.
2. Also called Day of Christ, Day of Jesus Christ. the day of the Second Advent. II Peter 3:10; I Cor. 1:14; Phil. 1:10, 2:16.
[1350-1400; ME]

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