PODCAST: The Scripture & the Sense Podcast #371: Joel 2:4-5 (with Daniel Whyte III)

This is Daniel Whyte III with The Scripture & The Sense Podcast #371, where I read the Word of God and give the sense of it based on an authoritative commentary source such as the Bible Knowledge Commentary. This podcast is upon Nehemiah 8:8 where it says Ezra and the Levites “read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.” The aim of this podcast is that through the simple reading of the Word of God and the giving of the sense of it, the church would be revived and the world would be awakened.

Today we are reading Joel 2:4-5.

4 The appearance of them is as the appearance of horses; and as horsemen, so shall they run.

5 Like the noise of chariots on the tops of mountains shall they leap, like the noise of a flame of fire that devoureth the stubble, as a strong people set in battle array.


That was Joel 2:4-5. Now here is the sense of it.

The Bible Knowledge Commentary reads:

In the context of the overall comparison to locusts, the invading force is likened to an army consisting of horses – cavalry and chariots. Such an association is facilitated by three facts: (1) The heads of locusts and horses are similar in appearance. The German and Italian words for “locust” literally mean “hay-horse” and “little horse,” respectively. (2) Both locusts and human armies advance swiftly. (3) The locusts’ buzzing wings resemble the sound of chariot wheels. Nothing can impede the invaders’ swift approach. They seemingly leap over the mountaintops. The Hebrew verb for “leap over” suggests both flying locusts and speeding chariots.


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