A visible manifestation of God to humans e.g. the story of Moses at the burning bush, is called a theophany. However, in Psalms and in prophetic texts the theophany is often so drastic as to overwhelm the human observer. For when God comes, since humans are sinful, often his purpose in coming is to punish.
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