The hostile reactions of crowds who take the law into their own hands, frequently in opposition to a messenger of God.
Riotous responses to unpopular actions or teaching
Ge 19:4-11 the hostility of the men of Sodom against Lot; Jdg 6:30-31 The men of Ophrah call for the death of Gideon; Jer 26:8-11 The people react to Jeremiah’s message; Lk 4:28-30 The people of Nazareth expel Jesus Christ; Ac 19:23-34 the anger of the Ephesians over Paul; 2Co 6:5
Riots stirred up intentionally
Riotous behaviour avoided or quelled
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