The meaning of Shower in the Bible
(From International Standard Bible Encyclopedia)
shou'-er: (1) rebhibhim, a plural form apparently denoting gentle rain, usually used figuratively, as in Deuteronomy 32:2; Psalms 72:6; Micah 5:7. (2) geshem, used of gentle rain in Job 37:6 : "shower of rain," the King James Version "small rain"; used of the flood in Genesis 7:12. Figuratively, of blessing, "showers of blessing" (Ezekiel 34:26); of destruction: "There shall be an overflowing shower in mine anger, and great hailstones in wrath to consume it" (Ezekiel 13:13). (3) zerem, usually storm or tempest (compare Isaiah 4:6; Isaiah 28:2): "They are wet with the showers of the mountain" (Job 24:8). (4) ombros (Luke 12:54), Rain is unknown in Palestine in the long summer of 5 or 6 months. A few showers usually fall in September, succeeded by fine weather for some weeks before the beginning of the heavy and long-continued winter rains.
Alfred Ely Day
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