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Easton's Bible Dictionary
Blind beggars are frequently mentioned (Matthew 9:27
; John 5:3
). The blind are to be treated with compassion (Leviticus 19:14
; Deuteronomy 27:18
). Blindness was sometimes a punishment for disobedience (1 Samuel 11:2
; Jeremiah 39:7
), sometimes the effect of old age (Genesis 27:1
; 1 Kings 14:4
; 1 Samuel 4:15
). Conquerors sometimes blinded their captives (2 Kings 25:7
; 1 Samuel 11:2
). Blindness denotes ignorance as to spiritual things (Isaiah 6:10
; Matthew 15:14
; Ephesians 4:18
). The opening of the eyes of the blind is peculiar to the Messiah (Isaiah 29:18
). Elymas was smitten with blindness at Paul's word (Acts 13:11
These dictionary topics are from M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition, published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain.
Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Blind'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/b/blind.html. 1897.