calaza chalaza khal'-ad-zah
It is mingled with a substance of a blood red color.
It was cast upon the earth.
It is associated with a third part of the trees being burned up.
It is associated with all the green grass being burned up.
It is associated with lightning, a tone of thunder, an earthquake and is great.
It fell out of heaven.
It had a tremendous effect upon humanity, because the plague was extremely great.
When the Great Tribulation Period begins, there will be absolutely no doubt as to what this “hail”really is. Just plain and simple: this “hail” will be molten rocks of volcanic “hailstones” that will cast out from the volcanic vents of the earth.
The majority of these events will be along the earths’ tectonic plate boundaries. This “hail” noticeably begins on the 1st trumpet; it intensifies with the sounding of the 7th trumpet and becomes “exceeding great” upon the pouring out of the 7th vial of the wrath of God.
***The following information is from page #30 of a book entitled: “Tribulation Birth Pangs From The Bottomless Pit,” written by Dr. Tom McElmurry. Please visit his web site at: www.tribulationperiod.com. This information has been used by his permission.***
Now, please carefully examine the following definitions extracted from pre-Civil War sources from which the post-Civil War sources were abridged.
1857-A Critical Lexicon and Concordance to the English and Greek New Testament by E. W. Bullinger.
Chalaza-something let go, let fall.
1843-A Greek-English Lexicon complied by Henry George Liddell and Robert Scott, based on the work of Franz Passow in his lexicon of 1819.
A pelting shower of anything.
Any small knot like a hailstone.
A knot of hard lump.
A bituminous rock.
1836-A Greek and English Lexicon of the New Testament by Dr. Edwards Robinson.
In the proper sense, not figurative, something let go, let fall.
1826-A Comprehensive Lexicon of the Greek Language by Dr. John Pickering.
A precious stone.
1819-A Lexicon of the New Testament by Franz Passow.
Strictly, that which is let loose.
The writings of the early Greeks clearly reveal that the usage of chalaza was not limited to a frozen ball of ice that fell from the heavens. The word chalaza was used be Sophocles, Aristotle, Athenaeus, Theophrastus, Orphica and Plutarchus to describe the following things:
A knot, (2) a hard lump, (3) a pelting shower of anything, (4) a bituminous rock, (5) a stone that resembles a hailstone, and (6) anything that falls from the heavens.