blowing from the four quarters of heaven ( Jeremiah 49:36 ; Ezek. 37:9 ; Daniel 8:8 ; Zechariah 2:6 ). The east wind was parching (Ezek. 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 ( Psalms 18:10 ; 135:7 ).