From the middle of May to about the middle of August the land of Palestine is dry. It is then the "drought of summer" ( Genesis 31:40 ; Psalms 32:4 ), and the land suffers ( Deuteronomy 28:23 : Psalms 102:4 ), vegetation being preserved only by the dews ( Haggai 1:11 ). (See DEW .)
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 Drought". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".