the wind coming from the east ( Job 27:21 ; Isaiah 27:8 , etc.). Blight caused by this wind, "thin ears" ( Genesis 41:6 ); the withered "gourd" ( Jonah 4: : 8 ). It was the cause and also the emblem of evil ( Ezekiel 17:10 ; 19:12 ; Hosea 13:15 ). In Palestine this wind blows from a burning desert, and hence is destitute of moisture necessary for vegetation.
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for East wind". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".