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