Does the bible talk about sink holes?

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Does the bible talk about sink holes?

Postby cubeus19 » Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:38 pm

Hi guys! I've been seeing much news recently about sink holes, you know, soft areas of ground that give way and swallow up entire houses in the process. Does the bible in Daniel and Revelation speak anything about such things? I was just curious if they do, because along with earthquakes and other natural disasters that the bible does talk about are happening more today than in times past I was wondering if sink holes are mentioned as well. From what I've read so far I haven't found anything. But if you all know please share. Thanks!
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Re: Does the bible talk about sink holes?

Postby Ivellious » Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:45 pm

I'm not sure if the bible says anything, but I doubt it. If nothing else, I don't think the authors of the Bible would have known what a real sinkhole was, considering how rare they are in the Middle East. Sinkholes aren't really the same as other natural disasters, in that they can be caused by human activity directly. Sinkholes are usually just caused by sub-surface erosion of certain rock layers. They happen frequently in the southern US (and very, very rarely in the northern US) because the types of rock that commonly form sinkholes are mostly found there. Parts of Europe and Asia commonly experience these as well.

Again, these things are actually very common. It might just be dumb luck that has caused a few in Florida to hurt people lately, but that's probably about all.
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Re: Does the bible talk about sink holes?

Postby neo-x » Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:25 am

Hi guys! I've been seeing much news recently about sink holes, you know, soft areas of ground that give way and swallow up entire houses in the process. Does the bible in Daniel and Revelation speak anything about such things? I was just curious if they do, because along with earthquakes and other natural disasters that the bible does talk about are happening more today than in times past I was wondering if sink holes are mentioned as well. From what I've read so far I haven't found anything. But if you all know please share. Thanks!


From the top of my head, i would say, no. But could you be specific, which areas in Daniel and Revelation are you referring to?

Also the Bible, being an ancient text will not obviously cite the occurrence of such a thing in the modern language, it may be there in general layman terms of the day and age, you have to specific about the reference, we can see if there is such a thing.
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Re: Does the bible talk about sink holes?

Postby jewel » Mon May 06, 2013 11:43 am

yes the Bible does:

But if the Lord make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down quick into the pit; then ye shall understand that these men have provoked the Lord.
Numbers 16:29-31
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And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods.
Numbers 16:31-33
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Re: Does the bible talk about sink holes?

Postby kkent » Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:11 am

About sinkholes; Please consider:

Numbers 16:31-32 Now it came to pass, as he finished speaking all these words, that the ground split apart under them, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, with their households and all the men with Korah, with all their goods.

Exodus 15:12 You stretched out Your right hand; The earth swallowed them.

Deut 11:6...and what He did to Dathan and Abiram the sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben: how the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, their households, their tents, and all the substance that was in their possession, in the midst of all Israel—

Psalm 106:17 The earth opened up and swallowed Dathan, And covered the faction of Abiram.

Revelation 12:16. But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon had spewed out of his mouth.

Sure sounds like sinkholes to me!!
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Re: Does the bible talk about sink holes?

Postby 1over137 » Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:24 am

jewel and kkent (kkent sounds like from superman) welcome to the forum.
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