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Blowing from the four quarters of heaven (Jeremiah 49:36 ; Ezekiel 37:9 ; Daniel 8:8 ; Zechariah 2:6 ). The east wind was parching (Ezekiel 17:10 ; 19:12 ), and is sometimes mentioned as simply denoting a strong wind (Job 27:21 ; Isaiah 27:8 ). This wind prevails in Palestine from February to June, as the west wind (Luke 12:54 ) does from November to February. The south was a hot wind (Job 37:17 ; Luke 12:55 ). It swept over the Arabian peninsula. The rush of invaders is figuratively spoken of as a whirlwind (Isaiah 21:1 ); a commotion among the nations of the world as a striving of the four winds (Daniel 7:2 ). The winds are subject to the divine power (Psalm 18:10 ; 135:7 ).

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These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Winds'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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