The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Storm [Heb. sûp̱â (Job 21:18; Isa. 17:13), seʿārâ (Ps. 107:29; Jer. 23:19; 30:23; Nah. 1:3), šōʾâ (Q; K šāʾa, Prov. 1:27; Isa. 10:3; Ezk. 38:9), zerem (Isa. 4:6; 25:4; 28:2), hawwâ (Ps. 57:1 [MT 2]), ḥāzîz (Zec. 10:1); Gk. laílaps (Mk. 4:37; Lk. 8:23; 2 Pet. 2:17), seismós—‘earthquake’ (Mt.
The New Bible Dictionary, Third Edition
STORM. The more violent activities of nature are usually associated with rain- and hail-storms. Generally the incidence of violent rain-storms and cloud-bursts occurs at the commencement of the rainy season, or at the beginning of each renewed spell of rain during the cooler months. At Haifa, for example,
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
StormStorms provide many and varied biblical images, some times even contradictory ones. The storm is a danger and a necessity. It gives life through its water but death through its violence. As an uncontrollable force of nature, it is both a tool of judgment in the hand of God and an evil threat to
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
TEMPEST<tem’-pest> (סְעָרָה‎ [cè-arah], or שְׂעָרָה‎ [ sè-arah], “a whirlwind,” זֶרֶס‎ [zerem], “overflowing rain”; [χειμών, cheimon], [θύελλα, thuella]): Heavy storms of wind and rain are common in Palestine and the Mediterranean. The storms particularly mentioned in the Bible are:1. the 40
Compton’s Encyclopedia
stormA storm is simply a disturbed state of the atmosphere. The term strongly implies destructive or unpleasant weather conditions characterized by strong winds, heavy rain, snow, sleet, hail, lightning, or a combination of these occurrences. Each type of storm follows a particular life cycle and occurs
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Storms. The inhabitants of Comacchio, a town in Central Italy, between the two branches of the Po, rejoice in storms because then the fish are driven into their marshes.“Whose townsmen loathe the lazy calm’s repose,And pray that stormy waves may lash the beach.”Rose’s Orlando Furioso, ii. 41.Cape
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 5, Q–Z
storm. In the Palestinian environment, storms are frequent phenomena. Naturally, they figured prominently in the consciousness of some biblical writers such as the psalmists and the prophet Isaiah, who saw them variously as a threat to security or a punishment inflicted upon wrongdoers. (Cf. Ps. 55:8;
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
TEMPEST, temʹpest (סְעָרָה‎, e‛ārāh, or שְׂעָרָה‎, se‛ārāh, “a whirlwind,” זֶרֶם‎, zerem, “overflowing rain”; χειμών, cheimō̇n, θύελλα, thúella): Heavy storms of wind and rain are common in Pal and the Mediterranean. The storms particularly mentioned in the Bible are: (1) the 40 days’ rain of the
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
STORM [סוּפָהsufah; λαῖλαψ lailaps]. The general region of ancient Canaan is located in one of the earth’s sub-tropical zones, though the more discrete area of the Jordan Valley has been characterized as a tropical zone. As such, the region undergoes two major seasons: a dry one spanning June to September,