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From: Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary

    blowing from the four quarters of heaven (Jer. 49:36; Ezek.
    37:9; Dan. 8:8; Zech. 2:6). The east wind was parching (Ezek.
    17:10; 19:12), and is sometimes mentioned as simply denoting a
    strong wind (Job 27:21; Isa. 27:8). This wind prevails in
    Palestine from February to June, as the west wind (Luke 12:54)
    does from November to February. The south was a hot wind (Job
    37:17; Luke 12:55). It swept over the Arabian peninsula. The
    rush of invaders is figuratively spoken of as a whirlwind (Isa.
    21:1); a commotion among the nations of the world as a striving
    of the four winds (Dan. 7:2). The winds are subject to the
    divine power (Ps. 18:10; 135:7).