God ends the drought
God ended the drought after three years and six months. Afterward, Elijah and Ahab went to Jezreel.
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Drought [Heb. ṣîyâ (Job 24:19; Jer. 2:6; 51:43), baṣṣōreṯ (Jer. 14:1; 17:8), ḥōreḇ (Jer. 50:38; Hag. 1:11), tal’uḇôṯ (Hos. 13:5)]; AV also DRY; DEARTH; NEB also BARREN, DRIED UP, “sword” (Jer. 50:38), BURNING HEAT. All of these Hebrew terms refer to the dryness of a land that has received
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
DROUGHT. This expression is connected with famine, one of the Lord’s judgments in the OT. Water is usually at a premium in Palestine. Since rain was the chief source of water for both crops and human consumption, a prolonged drought spelled disaster for Palestine (cf. 1 Kgs 17:1; Jas 5:17). In addition
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Drought. A dryness of the land due to insufficient rain over an extended period of time. The Israelites feared a drought, for it would invariably lead to famine. The drought “caused” by Elijah was so prolonged that Ahab had to travel a great distance to find water and provender (1 Kgs. 17:1ff.).While
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
DROUGHT. The rendering of a number of Heb. words. In Palestine there is little if any rain from May till October, and consequently this is the season of drought. The copious dews nourish only the more robust plants, and as the season advances the grass withers, unless watered by rivulets or the labor
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
DroughtFrom the middle of May to about the middle of August the land of Palestine is dry. It is then the “drought of summer” (Gen. 31:40; Ps. 32:4), and the land suffers (Deut. 28:23: Ps. 102:4), vegetation being preserved only by the dews (Hag. 1:11). (See DEW.)
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Dry, Drought
Dry, DroughtDrought is an image of suffering in the Bible, but even more dominant than that is the constant motif of the threat of drought. Drought was a dangerous reality of the ancient Near East, one that could precipitate famine. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob were all forced to relocate because of drought-related
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Drought (pronounced drout), dryness, absence of water or rain, referring particularly to that state of the weather when there is not sufficient moisture to promote the growth of plants. Eastern countries are particularly subject to drought. Palestine during the summer months is exposed to a scorching
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Famine and Drought
FAMINE AND DROUGHT Famine is an extreme shortage of food, and drought is an excessive dryness of land. The Bible reports or predicts the occurrence of several famines and droughts.Causes of Famine Drought was the most common cause of famines mentioned in the Bible. Drought caused famines in the time
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
drought. An extended period of abnormally low rainfall. Any community whose habitat embraced a semi-arid region on the desert’s fringe would certainly be painfully aware not only of the value but also of the variability of rainfall amounts that is characteristic of such a region. Rainfall maps of Israel
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
DROUGHT [בַּצָּרָהbatsarah, בַּצֹּרֶתbatsoreth, חֹרֶבkhorev, תַּלְאֻבָהtalʾuvah]. Prolonged dry weather (Ps 32:4; Jer 17:8), causing crop failure and scarcity of drinking water (Jer 14:1–6). Drought is one of God’s curses on the Israelites for disobeying God’s commandments (Deut 28:22) and neglecting
Key passages
1 Ki 18:41–46

Then Elijah said to Ahab, “Go up, eat and drink, for there is the sound of the noise of rain.” So Ahab went up to eat and to drink while Elijah went to the top of Carmel, bent down to the earth, and put his face between his knees. Then he said to his servant, “Please go and look in the direction …

See also
Jas 5:18;
See also
Important Things
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