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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's #04456 - מַלְקוֹשׁ
1) latter rain, spring rain
1a) the March and April rains which mature the crops of Palestine
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
מַלְקוֹשׁ m. (from the root לָקַשׁ) the latter (i.e. the spring) rain, which falls in Palestine in the months of March and April, before the harvest. Deuteronomy 11:14; Jeremiah 3:3, 5:24 opp. to the former or autumnal rain (יוֹרֶה, מוֹרֶה). Poet. an eloquent and profitable discourse is compared to the latter rain Job 29:23.