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Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature


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The fool of Scripture is not an idiot, but an absurd person; not one who does not reason at all, but one who reasons wrong; also any one whose conduct is not regulated by the dictates of reason and religion. Foolishness, therefore, is not a private condition, but a condition of wrong action in the intellectual or sentient being, or in both (; ). In the Proverbs, however, 'foolishness' appears to be sometimes used for lack of understanding, although more generally for perverseness of will.





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Kitto, John, ed. Entry for 'Fool'. "Kitto's Popular Cyclopedia of Biblial Literature".

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