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Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words
besides its literal meaning, is used metaphorically in Ephesians 4:14 , of variable teaching. In Matthew 24:31; Mark 13:27 the four "winds" stand for the four cardinal points of the compass; so in Revelation 7:1 , "the four winds of the earth" (cp. Jeremiah 49:36; Daniel 7:2 ); the contexts indicate that these are connected with the execution of Divine judgments. Deissmann (Bible Studies) and Moulton and Milligan (Vocab.) illustrate the phrase from the papyri.
"a blowing, blast" (akin to pneo, "to blow"), is used of the rushing "wind" at Pentecost, Acts 2:2 . See BREATH.
is translated "wind" in John 3:8 (RV, marg., "the Spirit breatheth," the probable meaning); in Hebrews 1:7 the RV has "winds" for AV, "spirits." See SPIRIT.Notes: (1) For pneo, "to blow" ("wind" in Acts 27:40 ), see BLOW , No. 1. (2) For anemizo, James 1:6 , "driven by the wind," see DRIVE , No. 8.
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Vines, W. E., M. A. Entry for 'Wind'. Vine's Expository Dictionary of NT Words. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ved/w/wind.html. 1940.