Out of the south cometh the whirlwind
Or "from the chamber" F14; from the chamber of the cloud, as Ben Gersom, from the inside of it; or from the treasury of God, who bringeth the wind out of his treasures; alluding to chambers where treasures are kept; or from the heavens, shut up and veiled around with clouds like a pavilion: but because we read of the chambers of the south, ( Job 9:9 ) ; and the southern pole was like a secret chamber, shut up, unseen, and unknown very much to the ancients; hence we render it, and others interpret it, of the south; from whence in these countries came whirlwinds. Hence we read of the whirlwinds of the south, ( Isaiah 21:1 ) ( Zechariah 9:14 ) ;
and cold out of the north;
cold freezing winds from thence; or "from the scatterers" F15: Aben Ezra interprets them of stars, the same with the "Mazzaroth", ( Job 38:32 ) ; stars scattered about the Arctic or northern pole, as some: or rather the northern winds are designed which scatter the clouds, drive away rain, ( Proverbs 25:23 ) ; and bring fair weather, ( Job 37:22 ) . Wherefore Mr. Broughton renders the word,
``fair weather winds;''and, in a marginal note,
``the scatterers of clouds F16.''
F14 (rdxh Nm) "de penetali", Montanus; so Junius and Tremellius, Piscator, Cocceius, Schultens.
F15 (Myrzmm) "a dispergentibus", Montanus, Vatablus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; "a sparsoribus", Schultens.
F16 So David de Pomis, Lexic. fol. 7. 3.