(blackness). Absence of light (Gen. 1:22And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. (Genesis 1:2)); 9th plague (Ex. 10:20-2320But the Lord hardened Pharaoh's heart, so that he would not let the children of Israel go. 21And the Lord said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt. 22And Moses stretched forth his hand toward heaven; and there was a thick darkness in all the land of Egypt three days: 23They saw not one another, neither rose any from his place for three days: but all the children of Israel had light in their dwellings. (Exodus 10:20‑23)); State of misery (Job 18:66The light shall be dark in his tabernacle, and his candle shall be put out with him. (Job 18:6)); God’s dwelling (Ex. 20:2121And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was. (Exodus 20:21); 1 Kings 8:1212Then spake Solomon, The Lord said that he would dwell in the thick darkness. (1 Kings 8:12)); typical of national convulsion (Acts 2:19-2019And I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke: 20The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before that great and notable day of the Lord come: (Acts 2:19‑20)); state of the fallen (Matt. 8:1212But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (Matthew 8:12)); ignorance (John 1:55And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. (John 1:5)); sympathetic (Luke 23:4444And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour. (Luke 23:44)).