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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Blast

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as a noun (in the sense of current of air), is the rendering in the Auth. Vers. of נֵשָׁמָה, neshamah' (2 Samuel 22:16; Psalms 18:15), "breath," as elsewhere, or of רוּחִ, ru'ach (Exodus 15:6; Joshua 6:5; 2 Kings 19:7; Job 4:9; Isaiah 25:4; Isaiah 37:7), " wind" or "spirit," as elsewhere; as a verb, etc. (in the sense of blighting), it represents the Heb. roots שָׁדִ, shadaph', or שָׁדִם, shadam', always spoken of the blasting of crops (Deuteronomy 28:22; 1 Kings 8:37; 2 Chronicles 6:28; Amos 4:9; Haggai 2:17), especially of grain (Genesis 41:6; Genesis 41:23; Genesis 41:27), often sudden (2 Kings 19:26; Isaiah 37:27), apparently by a hot wind (Hackett, Illustra. of Script. p. 135).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Blast'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/tce/b/blast.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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