(blow). Hebrews recognized the cardinal winds in their “four winds,” north, south, east, west (Ezek. 37:99Then said he unto me, Prophesy unto the wind, prophesy, son of man, and say to the wind, Thus saith the Lord God; Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe upon these slain, that they may live. (Ezekiel 37:9); Dan. 8:88Therefore the he goat waxed very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven. (Daniel 8:8); Zech. 2:66Ho, ho, come forth, and flee from the land of the north, saith the Lord: for I have spread you abroad as the four winds of the heaven, saith the Lord. (Zechariah 2:6); Matt. 24:3131And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. (Matthew 24:31)). The east wind injured vegetation (Gen. 41:66And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind sprung up after them. (Genesis 41:6); Job 1:1919And, behold, there came a great wind from the wilderness, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young men, and they are dead; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee. (Job 1:19); Isa. 27:88In measure, when it shooteth forth, thou wilt debate with it: he stayeth his rough wind in the day of the east wind. (Isaiah 27:8)). The south wind brought heat (Luke 12:5555And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass. (Luke 12:55)). The southwest and north winds brought clear cool weather (Job 37:9,229Out of the south cometh the whirlwind: and cold out of the north. (Job 37:9)
22Fair weather cometh out of the north: with God is terrible majesty. (Job 37:22)
; Prov. 25:2323The north wind driveth away rain: so doth an angry countenance a backbiting tongue. (Proverbs 25:23)). The west wind, coming from the Mediterranean, brought rain.