East wind

East wind [N]

the wind coming from the east ( Job 27:21 ; Isaiah 27:8 , etc.). Blight caused by this wind, "thin ears" ( Genesis 41:6 ); the withered "gourd" ( Jonah 4: : 8 ). It was the cause and also the emblem of evil ( Ezekiel 17:10 ; 19:12 ; Hosea 13:15 ). In Palestine this wind blows from a burning desert, and hence is destitute of moisture necessary for vegetation.

These dictionary topics are from
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 Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for East wind". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .