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Bible Dictionaries

Easton's Bible Dictionary

Lunatic

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Probably the same as epileptic, the symptoms of which disease were supposed to be more aggravated as the moon increased. In Matthew 4:24 "lunatics" are distinguished from demoniacs. In 17:15 the name "lunatic" is applied to one who is declared to have been possessed. (See DAEMONIAC .)

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

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Easton, Matthew George. Entry for 'Lunatic'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ebd/l/lunatic.html. 1897.

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