1 Kings 18:45

45 Meanwhile, the sky grew black with clouds, the wind rose, a heavy rain started falling and Ahab rode off to Jezreel.

Read 1 Kings 18:45 Using Other Translations

And it came to pass in the mean while, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel.
And in a little while the heavens grew black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode and went to Jezreel.
And soon the sky was black with clouds. A heavy wind brought a terrific rainstorm, and Ahab left quickly for Jezreel.

What does 1 Kings 18:45 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
1 Kings 18:45

And it came to pass in the mean while
That the servant was gone with the message to Ahab, and Ahab was getting ready his chariot:

that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great
rain;
which all sprung from the cloud like a man's hand; and so we are told F11, that sometimes a little cloud called the ox's eye is seen on a mount of the Cape of Good Hope, called Tafesbery, when the sky is most serene, and the sea quiet; which is at first scarce so big as a barley corn, and then as a walnut; and presently it extends itself over the whole surface of the mountain:

and Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel;
as fast as he could.


FOOTNOTES:

F11 Scheuchzer. Physic. Sacra, vol. 3. p. 591.
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