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Used in various significations in scripture.

1. State of the earth before God said, Let there be light. Genesis 1:2 .

2. Temporary absence of light in the night. Genesis 1:5 .

3. Extraordinary darkness sent by God. Exodus 10:21 ; Exodus 14:20 ; Matthew 27:45 .

4. The darkness by which God shrouded His glory. Exodus 20:21 ; Psalm 18:9,11 ; Psalm 97:2 ; Hebrews 12:18 .

5. State of death as compared with natural life. Job 10:21,22 .

6. Moral darkness as the consequent state of man fallen. Psalm 82:5 ; Isaiah 9:2 ; Matthew 4:16 ; John 1:5 ; John 3:19 ; 2 Corinthians 6:14 ; 1 Peter 2:9 .

7. It characterises Satan and his agents. Luke 22:53 ; Ephesians 6:12 ; Revelation 16:10 .

8. It is the abode of wicked spirits and will characterise the place of punishment of the wicked. Matthew 8:12 ; 2 Peter 2:4 ; Jude 6,13 . God is light, and Christ came into the world as the true light: everything shut out from God, or opposed to God and to the Lord Jesus, must partake of moral darkness.

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Bibliography Information
Morrish, George. Entry for 'Darkness '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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