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Jesus heals a deaf man in the Decapolis
Jesus went to the Decapolis and healed a deaf man.
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The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Deaf
Deaf [Heb. ḥērēš, ḥāraš (Ps. 28:1; Mic. 7:6)]; AV also SILENT (Ps. 28:1); [Gk. kāphós] (Mt. 11:5; Mk. 7:32, 37; 9:25; Lk. 7:22). Used either in the physical sense, or figuratively as expressing unwillingness to hear the divine message (Ps. 58:4), or incapacity to understand it for want of spiritually
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Deaf
DEAF. Used in the Scriptures both in the physical sense and figuratively as expressing unwillingness to hear the divine message (Ps 58:4). It may also be used to signify incapacity to understand God’s Word for want of spirituality (Ps 38:13).
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Deaf
DEAF (Heb. ḥērēsh; Gk. kōphos, “blunted”). Moses protected the deaf by a special statute. “You shall not curse a deaf man” (Lev. 19:14). This was because the deaf could not hear and were therefore unable to defend themselves.
Dictionary of Biblical Imagery
Deaf, Deafness
Deaf, DeafnessLiteral physical deafness is not mentioned often in the Scriptures. Most of the references to deafness are figurative. Deafness symbolizes spiritual stubbornness or willful refusal to hear and obey the word of God (Jer 5:21; Ezek 12:2) and is caused by sin (Ps 38:13, 18). Israel is portrayed
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
DEAF
DEAF<def> ([חֵרֵשׁ‎, cheresh]; [κωφός, kophos]): Used either in the physical sense, or figuratively as expressing unwillingness to hear the Divine message (Psalm 58:4), or incapacity to understand it for want of spirituality (Psalm 38:13). The prophetic utterances were sufficiently forcible to compel
Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Deaf
Deaf.Deaf as an adder. (See below, Deaf Adder.)Deaf as a post. Quite deaf; or so inattentive as not to hear what is said. One might as well speak to a gate-post or log of wood.Deaf as a white cat. It is said that white cats are deaf and stupid.None so deaf as those who won’t hear. The French have
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Deaf
deaf. The Bible speaks of deafness both in a literal and in a figurative sense. People insensitive because of sin are said to be deaf to the voice of God. Isaiah, in anticipation of the spiritual awakening to be introduced by the coming of the Messiah, prophesied: “Then will the eyes of the blind be
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Deaf
DEAF, def (חֵרֵשׁ‎, ḥērēsh; κωφός, kōphós): Used either in the physical sense, or figuratively as expressing unwillingness to hear the Divine message (Ps 58:4), or incapacity to understand it for want of spirituality (Ps 38:13). The prophetic utterances were sufficiently forcible to compel even
Key passages
Mk 7:31–37

And again he went away from the region of Tyre and came through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, within the region of the Decapolis. And they brought to him a man who was deaf and had difficulty speaking, and they were imploring him that he would place his …

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