Madness

Madness [N] [S]

This word is used in its proper sense in Deuteronomy 28:34 , John 10:20, 1 Corinthians 14:23 . It also denotes a reckless state of mind arising from various causes, as over-study (Eccl 1:17 ; 2:12 ), blind rage ( Luke 6:11 ), or a depraved temper (Eccl 7:25 ; 9:3 ; 2 Pet 2:16 ). David feigned madness ( 1 Samuel 21:13 ) at Gath because he "was sore afraid of Achish."

These dictionary topics are from
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.

[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Easton, Matthew George. "Entry for Madness". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". .

Madness. [N] [E]

In Scripture "madness" is recognized as a derangement proceeding either from weakness and misdirection of intellect or from ungovernable violence of passion. In one passage alone, ( John 10:20 ) is madness expressly connected with demoniacal possession by the Jews in their cavil against our Lord; in none is it referred to any physical causes.


[N] indicates this entry was also found in Nave's Topical Bible
[E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary

Bibliography Information

Smith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Madness'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.

MADNESS

mad'-nes.

See MAD, MADNESS.


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Bibliography Information
Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'MADNESS'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.