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Shower

SHOWER

shou'-er:

(1) rebhibhim, a plural form apparently denoting gentle rain, usually used figuratively, as in Deuteronomy 32:2; Psalms 72:6; Micah 5:7.

(2) geshem, used of gentle rain in Job 37:6:

"shower of rain," the King James Version "small rain"; used of the flood in Genesis 7:12. Figuratively, of blessing, "showers of blessing" (Ezekiel 34:26); of destruction: "There shall be an overflowing shower in mine anger, and great hailstones in wrath to consume it" (Ezekiel 13:13).

(3) zerem, usually storm or tempest (compare Isaiah 4:6; 28:2):

"They are wet with the showers of the mountain" (Job 24:8).

(4) ombros (Luke 12:54), Rain is unknown in Palestine in the long summer of 5 or 6 months. A few showers usually fall in September, succeeded by fine weather for some weeks before the beginning of the heavy and long-continued winter rains.

Alfred Ely Day


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'SHOWER'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.