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What’s a Sign?

What’s a Sign?

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... [a sign is] a significant event, act, or other manifestation that betokens God’s presence or intention. Signs may be miraculous and spectacular, as in the case of those performed by Moses before the people of Israel to demonstrate that God had sent him to them (Exod. 4:1-91730) or before Pharaoh for the same purpose (Exod. 7-11). On the other hand, a natural phenomenon such as a rainbow or a sunset may be called asign (Gen. 9:13; Ps. 65:8), as may an identifying mark such as circumcision (Gen.17:11) or even a prophet and his children (Isa. 8:18). More
Achtemeier, Paul J., Harper & Row and Society of Biblical Literature. Harper’s Bible dictionary 1985 : 951. Print.
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