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ESV Global Study Bible :: old testament facts :: Amos Fact #4: Blighting

ESV Global Study Bible :: Amos Fact #4: Blighting

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Fact: Blighting

The blighting of crops (4:9) was a serious problem for farmers because there was no known way at the time to stop it. Dry winds would blow up from the Sahara at hurricane-like speeds. These dusty winds sucked all moisture out of plant life, leaving the plants themselves brown and wilted.


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