Jesus heals a man born blind
Jesus healed a man who was born blind.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Blindness. Condition of lacking the ability to see. Physical blindness was common in the ancient Near East and is still prevalent among the poor and tribal peoples lacking the benefits of modern medicine.Medical causes of blindness are not specified in the Bible, but poor personal hygiene and unsanitary
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Blindness [Heb. ‘iwwēr, ‘iwwārōn, ‘āwar, ‘awwereṯ, ‘ālam; Gk. typhlós, typhlóō]. Blindness, defects of sight, and diseases of the eye are frequently mentioned in the Bible and were common maladies in the ancient world. In the Papyrus Ebers (1500 b.c.) several diseases of the eye are enumerated
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
BLINDNESS Condition of lacking the ability to see. Physical blindness was common in the ancient Near East and is still prevalent among the poor and tribal peoples lacking the benefits of modern medicine.Medical causes of blindness are not specified in the Bible, but poor personal hygiene and unsanitary
The HarperCollins Bible Dictionary (Revised and Updated)
blindness. Sightlessness was one of the attributes disqualifying descendants of Aaron from performing sacrifice to God (Lev. 21:16–24). Likewise, Israelites were forbidden to offer blind animals in sacrifice (Lev. 22:22; Deut. 15:21; Mal. 1:8). The blind were to be protected in accord with God’s covenantal
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
BLINDNESS. One of the many common physical ailments of biblical times. It was often inflicted upon prisoners of war by barbaric nations (Jdg 16:21; 2 Kgs 25:7). On occasion it was a punishment of God for sin (Gen 19:11; Acts 13:11). The physically blind are frequently listed with the dumb (Mt 15:30)
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
BlindnessOne of the most frequently mentioned ailments in the Bible and the ancient Near East. Causes of blindness in ancient Israel included congenital defects (John 9:1), physical trauma (Judg. 16:21), and probably a wide variety of infections. Although modern societies and the Talmud recognize degrees
Eerdmans Bible Dictionary
Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels
Blindness and Deafness
Blindness and deafnessThe Gospels, like elsewhere in biblical literature, frequently use the words blindness, deafness, eye and ear in a figurative sense, conveying more than the activity of the body’s sense organs. God* is made known through words and deeds. To see and hear God’s revelation fully requires
Catholic Bible Dictionary
BLINDNESS A common affliction in the biblical world. The Mosaic Law gave it special protection, prohibiting people from placing stumbling blocks in the way of the blind (Lev 19:14) or leading the blind astray (Deut 27:18). Isaac went blind in his old age (Gen 27:1), as did the prophet Ahijah (1 Kgs 14:4).
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Blindness is extremely common in the East from many causes. Blind beggars figure repeatedly in the New Testament (Matt. 12:22), and “opening the eyes of the blind” is mentioned in prophecy as a peculiar attribute of the Messiah. Isa. 29:18; 42:7, etc. The Jews were specially charged to treat the blind
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
BLINDNESS. The Bible speaks of three kinds of blindness: physical, spiritual, and judicial.
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Blind—Blind beggars are frequently mentioned (Matt. 9:27; 12:22; 20:30; John 5:3). The blind are to be treated with compassion (Lev. 19:14; Deut. 27:18). Blindness was sometimes a punishment for disobedience (1 Sam. 11:2; Jer. 39:7), sometimes the effect of old age (Gen. 27:1; 1 Kings 14:4; 1 Sam. 4:15).