Delude • Deluded • Self-Delusion
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
Delusiona false belief or persistent error of perception continued in spite of logical absurdity or contradictory evidence; symptomatic of some mental disorders such as schizophrenia, dementia, and paranoia; common types are delusions of grandeur, in which afflicted person exaggerates own importance,
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
DELUSION, dē̇-lūʹzhun: (1) Isa 66:4, “I also will choose their delusions” (RVm “mockings”), Heb ta‛ălūlīm, which occurs only here and Isa 3:4 (where it is trd “babes,” RVm “childishness”). Its meaning is somewhat ambiguous. The best tr seems to be “wantonness,” “caprice.” “Their wanton dealing, i.e.