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click photos to ENLARGE An aggregate hailstone—large hailstone with smaller stones attached. Diameter is approximately 6 centimeters. Photographer: National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) Collection

balls of ice / frozen, multi-layered rain-drops (sometimes aggregated)

one of the plagues of Egypt (Exodus 9:23)

It is mentioned by Haggai as a divine judgment (Hag. 2:17).

A miraculous hail-storm destroyed the army of the Amorites when they fought against Joshua (Joshua 10:11).

Ezekiel represents a wall daubed with untempered mortar as destroyed by great hail-stones (Ezek. 13:11).

See also: Ezekiel 38:22; Rev. 8:7; 11:19; 16:21.