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Visitation
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The words “visit” and “visitation” often indicate divine involvement with humans, sometimes by way of theophany. God not only observes human life, he also acts in our world. God’s visitation may bring blessing to God’s own people or to the whole earth (Ps. 65:9). More often, divine visitation punishes offenses, as in Job 35:15 and Ps. 59:5 (KJV). The Decalogue contains the familiar reference to God “visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children” (Exod. 20:5 RSV). Isaiah 26:14 (RSV) tells us that God will vis…

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Bromiley, Geoffrey W., Winter, Jörg and Venables, Mary Noll, “Visitation”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 05 March 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_V.14>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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