Blast • Blight
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Blasting [Heb. šiddāp̱ôn—‘scorching’] (Dt. 28:22); NEB BLACK BLIGHT. Dt. 28:22–24 describes the fiery east winds which still blow irregularly across Palestine for days at a time, drying up vegetation, ruining the crops, and damaging property. As reported by travelers the heat is fiery; it dries up
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
BLASTING. This word refers to the effect upon grain or other plants caused by the hot E wind which blows upon Palestine from the Arabian Desert. The winds usually continue for two to three days at a time, and in the ripening time will cause severe damage. This blight is included among the divine curses
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
BlightAn injury to standing crops and vegetation caused by the scorching heat of the dreaded east wind. Its relationship to mildew (e.g., 1 Kgs. 8:37 = 2 Chr. 6:28) could indicate a disease brought on by a fungus (Ustilago carbo, the spores of which were carried by the wind. At Deut. 28:22; Amos 4:9;
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Blight (Heb. šiddāp̱ôn “scorching”). An injury to the crops caused by the dreaded east wind. With its scorching heat, this wind produced extensive damage to standing crops and vegetation in Palestine and adjacent countries. Its relationship to mildew (1 Kgs. 8:37 par. 2 Chr. 6:28) could indicate
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
BLASTING. This term, which appears several times in the KJV and once in the NASB, refers to two diseases that attack the grain: one to the withering or burning of the ears, caused by the E wind (Gen. 41:6, 23, 27); the other to the effect produced by a warm wind in Arabia, by which the green ears are
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Blast, Blasting
BLAST, BLASTING — the withering of plant life caused by a hot, dry wind from the desert (Amos 4:9). In his dream in Egypt, the Pharaoh saw seven heads of grain “blighted [blasted, KJV] by the east wind” (Gen. 41:6). Joseph interpreted this to mean seven years of famine.
BLIGHT — a reference to two kinds of diseases that attack grain. The phrase “blighted by the east wind” (Gen. 41:6, 23, 27) indicates the withering or burning of ears of grain caused by a scorching, destructive wind. Blight also refers to a pestilence similar to mildew that turns grain yellow and causes
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
BLAST; BLASTING<blast’-ing> (שִׁדָּפוֹן‎ [shiddaphon] - root, שָׁדַ‎ [shadhaph], literally “scorching”): This is the effect produced upon grain or other plants by the hot east winds which blow from the desert of Arabia. They usually continue to blow for two or three days at a time. If they occur in
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
BLASTING Reference to the hot east winds which blow across Palestine for days at a time (Deut. 28:22 KJV, RSV; other versions read “blight”). This blasting wind dries up vegetation and ruins crops (Isa. 37:27; Ps. 90:5–6; Ps 102:3–4; Isa. 40:6–8). This wind represents one of the great natural calamities
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
BLIGHT [שִׁדָּפוֹןshiddafon]. Refers in Hebrew to scorching, the effect of the east wind, the sirocco, from the desert that occasionally strikes Palestine. In Deut 28:22 blight is listed among the curses to befall Israel if it does not keep the laws. In Solomon’s prayer it is a motive for prayer at
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