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A Paralytic
Any person suffering from paralysis.
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Paralytic
Paralysis, Paralytic. Symptom of an organic disease of the central nervous system affecting the temporary or permanent loss of sensation and/or voluntary muscle control. This degenerative condition was usually incurable. A few cases of paralysis (palsy) are mentioned in the NT, all of which occur in
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Paralytic
Paralytic [Gk. paralytikós] (Mt. 4:24; 9:2, 6; Mk. 2:3–5, 9f); AV “sick of the palsy”; NEB PARALYZED (MAN); PARALYZED [paralelyménos (pf pass part of paralýō) (Lk. 5:18, 24; Acts 8:7; 9:33), paralytikós (Mt. 8:6)]; AV “taken with palsy,” “sick of the palsy”; NEB also PARALYSIS; [xērós] (Jn. 5:3);
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Paralysis, Paralytic, Paralyzed
PARALYSIS*, PARALYTIC*, PARALYZED Symptom of an organic disease of the central nervous system affecting the temporary or permanent loss of sensation and/or voluntary muscle control. This degenerative condition was usually incurable. A few cases of paralysis (palsy) are mentioned in the NT, all of which
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 4, M–P
Paralytic
paralytic. Various passages in the NT record the miraculous cure of paralytics (Gk. adj. paralytikos G4166 [Matt. 4:24; 8:6; Mk. 2:3–10; et al.]; pass. ptc. paralelymenos, from paralyō G4168 [Lk. 5:18, 24; Acts 8:7; 9:33]). Paralysis refers to loss of motor function, and sometimes of sensory ability.
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
Paralytic
Paralytic(adj. παραλυτικός = lame, disabled by paralysis or palsy). Early Christian iconography represents Jesus as a healer, and a conspicuous sign of that identity consists of his healing of persons suffering from paralysis (→ Healing; Miracle). There are two narrative sources: Jesus’ healing of
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
PARALYSIS
PARALYSIS, PARALYTIC [παραλύομαι paralyomai, παραλυτικός paralytikos, παραλύω paralyō]. Paralytikos occurs only in a few passages: Matt 4:24; 8:5–10; 9:1–8; Mark 2:1–12. This rarity seems to underscore the severity of the condition in the ancient world. In Mark, the story’s drama emerges directly
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