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In The Day Of The East Wind

During Bible History, an "east wind" for the people of Israel and Egypt usually meant a hot, dry wind from the deserts of Arabia and/or Sinai (see Why Did Paul Say That Sinai Was In Arabia?). As such, an "east wind" was often spoken of, literally or figuratively," as "rough wind in the day of the east wind."

The Holy Scriptures

"15:2 Should a wise man utter vain knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind?" (Job 15:2 KJV)

"27:21 The east wind carrieth him away, and he departeth: and as a storm hurleth him out of his place." (Job 27:21 KJV)

"78:26 He caused an east wind to blow in the heaven [see Heavens Below, Heavens Above]: and by his power he brought in the south wind." (Psalm 78:26 KJV)

"27:8 In measure, when it shooteth forth, thou wilt debate with it: he stayeth his rough wind in the day of the east wind." (Isaiah 27:8 KJV)

"18:16 To make their land desolate, and a perpetual hissing; every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished, and wag his head. 18:17 I will scatter them as with an east wind before the enemy; I will show them the back, and not the face, in the day of their calamity." (Jeremiah 18:16 KJV)

"19:12 But she was plucked up in fury, she was cast down to the ground, and the east wind dried up her fruit: her strong rods were broken and withered; the fire consumed them." (Ezekiel 19:12 KJV)

"13:14 I will ransom them from the power of the grave [see Through The Gates Of Hell]; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes. 13:15 Though he be fruitful among his brethren, an east wind shall come, the wind of the LORD shall come up from the wilderness, and his spring shall become dry, and his fountain shall be dried up: he shall spoil the treasure of all pleasant vessels." (Hosea 13:14-15 KJV)

"4:8 And it came to pass, when the sun did arise, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah [see also The Prophets: Jonah], that he fainted, and wished in himself to die, and said, It is better for me to die than to live." (Jonah 4:8 KJV)

"1:9 They shall come all for Violence: their faces shall sup up as the east wind, and they shall gather the captivity as the sand." (Habakkuk 1:9 KJV)

"The east wind dried up her fruit"

East winds from the desert and wilderness of Sinai were involved in the famous prophetic dreams of the Pharaoh that were correctly interpreted, as made possible by the LORD, by Joseph (while he was still a falsely-accused prisoner; see Joseph, Prime Minister Of Egypt).

The Nile Delta

"41:1 And it came to pass at the end of two full years, that Pharaoh dreamed: and, behold, he stood by the river. 41:2 And, behold, there came up out of the river seven well favoured kine and fatfleshed; and they fed in a meadow. 41:3 And, behold, seven other kine came up after them out of the river, ill favoured and leanfleshed; and stood by the other kine upon the brink of the river. 41:4 And the ill favoured and leanfleshed kine did eat up the seven well favoured and fat kine. So Pharaoh awoke.

41:5 And he slept and dreamed the second time: and, behold, seven ears of corn came up upon one stalk, rank and good. 41:6 And, behold, seven thin ears and blasted with the east wind sprung up after them. 41:7 And the seven thin ears devoured the seven rank and full ears. And Pharaoh awoke, and, behold, it was a dream." (Genesis 41:1-7 KJV)

The LORD (i.e. Jesus Christ: "10:1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 10:2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 10:3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat; 10:4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ" 1 Corinthians 10:1-4 KJV; see also 'Before Abraham Was, I AM') used east winds to deliver the locusts as one of the plaques upon Pharaoh before the Exodus.

"10:13 And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and the LORD brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.

10:14 And the locusts went up over all the land of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts of Egypt: very grievous were they; before them there were no such locusts as they, neither after them shall be such. 10:15 For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened; and they did eat every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left: and there remained not any green thing in the trees, or in the herbs of the field, through all the land of Egypt." (Exodus 10:13-15 KJV)

The parting of the sea was done by an east wind, that blew the water back all night ("the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land"), leaving a "wall" (i.e. a barrier; see The Walls Of Water) of water on both sides of the made-dry path through the sea (see also Why Through The Sea?).

Parting Of The Sea

"14:19 And the angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel, removed and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went from before their face, and stood behind them: 14:20 And it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to these: so that the one came not near the other all the night.

14:21 And Moses [see The Prophets: Moses] stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD caused the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made the sea dry land, and the waters were divided. 14:22 And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left [see The Night Crossing].

14:23 And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his horsemen. 14:24 And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the LORD looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians, 14:25 And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the LORD fighteth for them against the Egyptians.

14:26 And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch out thine hand over the sea, that the waters may come again upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots, and upon their horsemen. 14:27 And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared; and the Egyptians fled against it; and the LORD overthrew the Egyptians in the midst of the sea. 14:28 And the waters returned, and covered the chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of Pharaoh that came into the sea after them; there remained not so much as one of them.

14:29 But the children of Israel walked upon dry land in the midst of the sea; and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left. 14:30 Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of the hand of the Egyptians; and Israel saw the Egyptians dead upon the sea shore. 14:31 And Israel saw that great work which the LORD did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the LORD, and believed the LORD, and his servant Moses." (Exodus 14:19-31 KJV)

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