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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 (Ecclesiastes 1:17; 2:12 ), blind rage (Luke 6:11 ), or a depraved temper (Ecclesiastes 7:25; 9:3; 2 Peter 2:16 ). David feigned madness (1 Samuel 21:13 ) at Gath because he "was sore afraid of Achish."

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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 'Madness'. Easton's Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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