The Theology of a Double Rainbow

Paul Vasquez’s viral video innocuously entitled Yosemite Mountain Giant Double Rainbow 1-8-10 has been doing the rounds for a couple of weeks now…

Naturally, this reminded me of the Rainbow covenant God made with Noah to Humanity in Genesis 9:8-17 in which he promises:

“I’m setting up my covenant with you that never again will everything living be destroyed by floodwaters; no, never again will a flood destroy the Earth.”

But that’s just with one rainbow. This is a DOUBLE RAINBOW.

My [genuine] question is:

From a Christian perspective, WHAT DOES THIS MEEEEEEEEEEEEEAN?!


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9 Responses to The Theology of a Double Rainbow

  1. Joel says:

    Genesis 9:16 – “Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.”
    Clearly the double-rainbow just means God remembers his covenant twice, in quick succession.

  2. Adam Couturier says:

    Hello Jonathan,

    Thanks for checking out my blog, and soliciting my opinion. I look forward to following what you do on yours, as well.

    Onto your question, I don’t think one needs to find any theological significance in a double or even a triple rainbow. If it makes you doubly remember the work and providence of God, then that is great! However, I don’t think that there is anything special about them (in comparison to a single rainbow).

    Hope that helps,

    • jonathanrose says:


      THANK YOU for taking the time to answer my question. I suspected there wasn’t much in it, but – as you suggest – viewing it as a reminder of God’s power and grace makes it worthwhile however it is interpreted.

      Thanks again for passing by 🙂

  3. Shell Zappa says:

    If the covenant is that God won’t destroy anything by floodwaters, symbolised in the rainbow, does that mean that the double rainbow doubly symbolises the promise? Is the promise twice as covenantal? Is God going to do immeasurably more (Ephesians 3:20) than we expect? Does a double rainbow mean God’s going to start creating through floods rather than destroying?

  4. Samuel Rich says:

    Sorry Shell double is a clear Biblical sign for reversal, the promise is reversed and we are all doomed. Goodnight.

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