(1) edh: "For he draweth up the drops of water, which distill in rain from his vapor" (
(2) nasi’, "vapor," i.e. that which rises, from nasa’, "to lift": "Who causeth the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth" (
(4) qiTor: "fire and hail, snow and vapor" (
(5) atmis: "blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke" (
The first two of the preceding quotations are interesting as indicating the knowledge that vapor of water from the earth or sea is the source of the rain. Visible vapor, i.e. mist or fog, is much less common in Palestine than in many other countries. In the mountains, however, especially in Lebanon, mists are of frequent occurrence, appearing to those below as clouds clinging to the mountains.