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What is Snow?
        , vapor congealed in the air, and often falling in large, broad flakes resembling wool. 2 Sam 23:20; Ps 147:16. The allusions to snow in the sacred writings, especially to its whiteness, are frequent. Ex 4:6; Num 12:10; 2 Kgs 5:27; Ps 51:7; Isa 1:18. The comparison in Prov 25:13 has reference to the use of snow brought from the mountains to cool the drink of the reapers in the heat of harvest, as we use ice. Snow water is softer and more detergent than common water; hence the allusion in Job 9:30. Snow is found on Mount Lebanon, and it lies in the ravines of Hermon and other peaks throughout the year. Robinson states, "Snow often falls in Jerusalem in January and February to the depth of a foot or more, but does not usually lie long."- Bib. Res. I. 429.

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Schaff, Philip, Dr. "Biblical Definition for 'snow' in Schaffs Bible Dictionary". - Schaff's

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