What does Diseases mean in the Bible?

Greek / Hebrew Translation Occurance
νόσους disease 3
νόσοις disease 3
νόσων disease 2
μάστιγας a whip 1
מַדְוֵ֣ה sickness 1
מַדְוֵי֩ sickness 1
הַמַּֽחֲלָ֞ה disease 1
תַּחֲלֻאָֽיְכִי diseases. 1

Definitions Related to Diseases

G3554


   1 disease, sickness.
   

H4064


   1 sickness, disease.
   

H4245


   1 disease, sickness.
   

H8463


   1 Diseases.
   

G3148


   1 a whip, scourge.
   2 metaph.
   a scourge, plague.
      2a a calamity, misfortune, esp.
      sent by God to discipline or punish.
      

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Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Diseases
The effect of sin's entrance. Healed by the Lord Jesus, as Isaiah foretold, "Himself took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses" (Matthew 8:17; Isaiah 53:4; 1 Peter 2:24). His bearing our guilt in His manhood, assumed with all its infirmities, was the ground of His sympathetically feeling for and relieving our sickness by His miraculous power. At His second coming His people "shall not say, I am sick," for "they shall be forgiven their iniquity" (Isaiah 33:24).
Holman Bible Dictionary - Diseases
Physical and/or mental malfunctions that limit human functions and lessen the quality of life. Successful treatment of disease depends primarily on prompt, correct diagnosis and the use of effective therapeutic agents. Unfortunately, people living in biblical times had limited means to diagnose and treat illness. The best-educated people in biblical times had a meager understanding of human anatomy and physiology and even less knowledge about the nature of disease and its effect on the body. No one knew about bacteria and viruses. This fact hampered diagnosis. Illness was often attributed to sin or to a curse by an enemy. The main diagnostic tools were observation and superficial physical examination. The physician had few aids to use in his work. There were no thermometers, stethoscopes, microscopes, x-ray machines, or electro-cardiograms. Laboratory techniques to examine the blood, urine, and other body fluids did not exist.
Few of the effective ways of preventing and treating disease that people take for granted today were available then. Immunization against disease was unknown. The discovery of antibiotics, vitamins, hormones, anesthetics, and most effective surgical procedures lay far in the future. Illness struck quickly with devastating results. Life expectancy was short.
Providers of Medical Care Ancient Near Eastern literature contains numerous references to physicians and medical practice. A Sumerian physician, Lulu, lived in Mesopotamia about 2700 B.C. A few decades later, a famous Egyptian named Imhotep established a reputation as a physician and priest. He also became noted as a great architect. He designed the Step Pyramid at Saqqara.
The Code of Hammurabi, from about 1750 B.C., contains several laws regulating the practice of medicine and surgery by physicians in the Old Babylonian Kingdom. Although the profession of medicine was in its infancy, the many practitioners slowly improved their skills.
The Egyptians made more rapid progress in medical knowledge and its application to patients than did the Babylonians. Their physicians tended to specialize. Each would limit his practice to one part of the body, such as the eye, the teeth, or the stomach. Egyptian doctors, like others, often used herbs in their medications. These were collected from many areas of the world and were often grown in gardens connected with the temples of Egypt. Egyptian physicians became respected throughout the ancient world. Their skill was even admired in a later period by the Greeks, who eventually became the foremost physicians.
The Old Testament has only a few references to physicians. These persons most likely had been trained in Egypt. Physicians were called upon to embalm the body of Jacob (Genesis 50:2 ). King Asa sought medical care from physicians for his diseased feet (2 Chronicles 16:12 ). Some non-medical references are made to physicians (Jeremiah 8:22 ; Job 13:4 ). It is unlikely that many trained physicians lived among the ancient Hebrews.
The great Greek physician, Hippocrates, born about 460 B.C., is often referred to as the Father of Medicine. Hippocrates believed that disease had natural causes. He relied mainly on diet and various herbs to treat his patients. Around 300 B.C. the Greeks established an important medical school in Alexandria, Egypt, which flourished for several centuries and trained many physicians. The school was noted for its large library and laboratory facilities. Dissection of the human body was permitted, and some limited advances were made in the knowledge of anatomy.
Greek physicians became renowned throughout the Mediterranean world. Medicine gradually became more scientific and less controlled by magic and superstition. The Greeks acknowledged their debt to the Egyptians and were particularly appreciative of the information these doctors had gathered about the use of plants in medical practice.
By the time of Jesus, the city of Rome had become an important medical center. Many physicians practiced there. Originally they were in the slave class, but their profession gradually became esteemed. Julius Caesar granted Roman citizenship to Greek physicians practicing in Rome. The Romans made significant contributions in the area of public health, including the provision of a relatively pure water supply, an effective sewage disposal system, and the establishment of a food inspection program. The Romans also established a network of hospitals, initially founded to care for the needs of the army.
Outlying regions of the empire, such as Palestine, apparently had few well-trained doctors, although little information is available concerning professional medical care outside the large cities. The majority of people probably were born and died without ever being treated by a trained physician.
The New Testament mentions physicians only a few times. Jesus noted the purpose of a physician is to treat the ill (Matthew 9:12 ; Mark 2:17 ; Luke 5:31 ), and he referred to a common proverb, “Physician, heal thyself” (Luke 4:23 ). Mark and Luke related the story of a woman who had sought the help of physicians but had not been healed (Mark 5:25-34 ; Luke 8:43-48 ). Paul, in Colossians 4:14 , remarks that his colleague, Luke, was a physician. Luke was a Gentile, but his hometown is unknown. The source of his medical training is also unknown, but it is possible that he went to medical school in Tarsus, Paul's hometown.
In many lands, priests were assigned medical duties. This was true among the ancient Hebrews, where priests were major providers of medical services. They were especially responsible for the diagnosis of diseases which might pose a threat to the community (Leviticus 13:1 ). Priests in Israel apparently played little role in the actual treatment of ill persons.
During the time of the New Testament, the Roman god of healing, Aesculapius (known by the Greeks at an earlier time by the name of Asklepios), was popular. Many of his temples, staffed by his priests, were scattered throughout the Mediterranean world. Persons seeking healing thronged these temples. They often brought small replicas of the portion of the body that was afflicted by disease to these temples and left them with the priests. Other sites, for one reason or another, became renowned as places of healing. A good biblical example of this is the Pool of Bethesda (John 5:1-15 ). The pool of Siloam also is connected with Jesus' ministry of healing (John 9:7 ).
Most of the medicine practiced in ancient Palestine and in other outlying parts of the Roman Empire was probably unprofessional. This was certainly true in Old Testament times. Women, trained by apprenticeship and experience served as midwives. Some persons became adept at setting broken bones. Families were left to apply their own folk remedies in most cases of illness, perhaps in consultation with someone in the community who had become known for his or her success in the treatment of various ailments. Fortunately, the human body has considerable ability to heal itself. Despite obvious medical limitations, many of the patients recovered; and many of the remedies used were “successful.”
Methods of Treating Disease The Bible contains little information about the treatment of disease, except through miraculous means. Much of the data concerning this subject has to be obtained from other ancient literature. Most of these records come from the ancient Babylonians, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. Some are even older. For example, a clay tablet containing fifteen prescriptions from a Sumerian source has been found. This dates to about 2200 B.C.
An examination of these old records, often fragmentary and obscure, reveals that most medicines were derived from three sources. The majority came from various parts of many different plants. Early physicians also used substances obtained from animals, such as blood, urine, milk, hair, and ground-up shell and bone. In addition, certain mineral products were commonly used, including salt and bitumen. The use of these medicines was often accompanied by magical rites, incantations, and prayers. In the earliest periods, in particular, lines were not clearly drawn between religion, superstition, and science.
Modern doctors and Bible students have an almost impossible task as they try to diagnose accurately ailments mentioned in the Bible. Various infectious diseases undoubtedly accounted for a large number of the cases of serious illness and death. Nutritional deficiencies, birth defects, and injuries were common. The symptoms produced by these and other types of physical afflictions were treated by a variety of means.
Prevention is always the best form of treatment. Since the cause of most illness was unknown in the biblical period, relatively little could be done, however, to prevent disease. Ancient people did realize a contagious nature to some illnesses. In these cases, attempts were made to quarantine the afflicted person and prevent close contact with healthy individuals (Leviticus 13:1 ).
The Hebrew word translated, “leprosy,” in Leviticus 13:1 is a general term used to describe a number of different skin eruptions. Although true leprosy occurred in ancient times and often caused changes in the skin, many of the persons brought to the priests undoubtedly suffered from more common bacterial and fungal infections of the skin. The priests had the duty of determining, on the basis of repeated examination, which of these eruptions posed a threat to others. They had the authority to isolate persons with suspected dangerous diseases from the community.
Isaiah 38:1 relates the story of the very serious illness of King Hezekiah. The cause of his illness was a “boil” ( Isaiah 38:21 ). The Hebrew word translated, “boil,” is translated, “sore boils,” in Job 2:7 . It is also the word used to describe the eruption occurring on men and beasts mentioned in Exodus 9:8-11 (compare Leviticus 13:18-20 ; Deuteronomy 28:27 ).
The illness of Hezekiah was treated by applying a poultice of figs (Isaiah 38:21 ). Hezekiah almost certainly had some type of acute bacterial infection of the skin. Prior to the discovery of antibiotics, these dangerous infections could cause death. Although it is unlikely that the figs had any medicinal value, they were probably applied in the form of a hot compress. Heat is an effective treatment for infections of the skin.
The use of hot and cold compresses and baths was widely employed in the ancient world to treat illness, although the Bible itself has little to say about this. Herod the Great, according to the first century Jewish historian, Josephus, spent his last days at his winter palace in Jericho, where he sought relief in hot baths from his intense suffering. His physicians also bathed him in warm oil.
Medical care in biblical times frequently employed the use of different kinds of salves and ointments. Olive oil was used widely, either alone or as an ingredient in ointments. The use of oil for the treatment of wounds is mentioned in Isaiah 1:6 and Luke 10:34 . Oil also became a symbol of medicine, and its use was coupled with prayer for the ill (Mark 6:13 ; James 5:14 ).
Changes in diet were often suggested to the ill person. Since knowledge of nutrition and its role in the prevention and treatment of disease was so rudimentary, it is unlikely that many persons benefited from this approach. Nevertheless, through such trial and error, eventually some success was achieved. The dietary laws contained in the Old Testament were given for religious, not medical, reasons.
Herbs and various products obtained from many different plants were among the most popular of ancient medicines. These were applied to the body as a poultice, or, in many cases, taken by mouth. Frankincense and myrrh—gum resins obtained from trees—were commonly used to treat a variety of diseases, although their main use was in perfumes and incense. Pliny the Elder, in his Naturalis Historia, described many of the substances used by physicians in the first century to treat disease. In retrospect, it is obvious that most of the herbs employed could not have been very effective. Some may have even been harmful. Some plants are, of course, poisonous (2 Kings 4:39-41 ). On the other hand, some of the products may actually have been of some benefit. Many modern medicines are derived from plants.
Wine was commonly thought to have medicinal value. One of its uses was to alleviate pain and discomfort. Wine, mixed with gall and myrrh, was offered to Jesus prior to His crucifixion, but He refused to drink it (1 Samuel 4:19-22 ; Mark 15:23 ). Wine also was used to sooth stomach and intestinal disorders (1 Timothy 5:23 ) and to treat a variety of other physical problems. Beer was also widely used as an ingredient in several medicines, especially by the Babylonians.
Mental illness and epilepsy were not uncommon in the ancient world, and the victims suffered greatly. Their sickness was usually associated with demonic powers. The afflicted person was often isolated, and even abused in some cases. King Saul became mentally unstable, and it is of interest that he gained some help from music (1 Samuel 16:23 ), a form of therapy that has proved to be beneficial in some cases of mental illness. Perhaps the most dramatic example of mental illness related in the Bible concerns the Babylonian king, Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 4:1 ). No treatment is described, but the king's sanity was restored when he acknowledged the true God.
Sterility was a great burden in biblical times. A childless couple was pitied by all. When Leah suffered a temporary period of sterility, she sent her son, Reuben, to the field to obtain mandrakes. Her barren sister, Rachel, also asked for some of the mandrakes (Genesis 30:1 : 9-24 ). The root of the mandrake was widely used in the ancient world to promote conception, although there is no reason to believe it was truly effective. It was also used as a narcotic.
Most babies were born without the benefit of a physician. Midwives were frequently sought to give help, especially in the case of difficult deliveries (Genesis 35:16-21 ; Matthew 27:34 ). Babies were often born with mothers seated on a special stool (Exodus 1:16 ). Many mothers and babies died during childbirth, or in the first few days and weeks after delivery. The high death rate was due to infection, blood loss, poor nutrition, and the absence of good medical care before, during, and after childbirth. The custom of breast-feeding fortunately did help prevent some illness.
Several examples of sickness are mentioned in the Bible where no description of the treatment given is described. King Asa had a disease of the feet (2 Chronicles 16:12 ). The nature of the treatment provided by his physicians is not given, but it was unsuccessful, and he died after two years. He may have been afflicted with gout, but this is uncertain.
King Jehoram died with a painful intestinal disorder (2 Chronicles 21:18-20 ). King Uzziah died of leprosy (2 Chronicles 26:19-23 ). King Herod Agrippa I died of some kind of parasitic disease (Acts 12:21-23 ). Several kings died of injuries received in battle. Ahaziah died following a fall from the upper portion of his home in Samaria (2 Kings 1:2-17 ). When illness or accident occurred in the ancient world, it mattered little whether one was a royal person or a commoner—in either case, only limited medical help was available.
Several illnesses accompanied by fever are mentioned in the Bible (Matthew 8:14-15 ; John 4:46-52 ; Acts 28:8 ). In the last cited reference, the ill man also had dysentery. Dysentery has several causes, but a very common and serious type in the biblical world was caused by amoeba, an intestinal parasite. Most fevers were due to infectious diseases, including malaria. There was no effective treatment for any of these infections, and death was all too often the outcome. Infections of the eye often resulted in blindness.
Small children were particularly vulnerable to illness, and the death rate could be high. The Bible tells of many children who suffered illness and sometimes death (2 Samuel 12:15-18 ; 1 Kings 17:17-24 ; 2 Kings 4:18-37 ; Luke 7:11-15 ; Luke 8:40-56 ; John 4:46-52 ). It was in such instances that the lack of effective remedies was most painfully apparent.
Since there was relatively little good medical care available and since illness so often led to disastrous results, it is not unexpected that sick persons in biblical times frequently asked for divine help. The Hebrew people were no exception to this practice. They often sought the help of God directly through prayer or through some person who was believed to possess special God-granted power to heal. A large number of the miracles described in the Bible are miracles of healing.
Surgery The only surgical procedure mentioned in the Bible is circumcision. This was done for religious rather than medical reasons and was not ordinarily performed by a doctor. In many ways, however, advances in surgery occurred more rapidly than progress in other branches of medicine in many countries. Descriptions of operations have been found in ancient literature, and some old surgical tools have been found in the ruins of ancient cities. Skeletons and mummies sometimes bear the traces of ancient surgical procedures.
Boils were lanced; broken bones were set; arms and legs were amputated. Holes were drilled into skulls to relieve pressure, and stones were removed from the urinary bladder. Teeth were also extracted. Ancient mummies have been found with gold fillings in their teeth. In addition, false teeth, using human or animal teeth, were being prepared by at least 500 B.C. Other kinds of daring operations were performed. Surgery called for boldness both on the part of the doctor and the patient. Despite the lack of modern antiseptics, anesthetics, antibiotics, and blood transfusions, many of the operations were successful.
Jesus and the Treatment of Disease One of the major ministries of Jesus was the healing of ill persons. They flocked to Him in large numbers, often after having tried all the remedies available in their day. They were desperate for help.
Jesus did not believe that all illness was the direct result of sin (John 9:1-3 ). He had the power, however, both to forgive sin and to heal (Matthew 9:1-8 ; compare Mark 2:1-12 ; Luke 5:17-26 ). Ordinarily, He did not use any kind of secondary means to treat the afflicted, although on several occasions He used spittle (Mark 7:32-35 ; Mark 8:22-25 ; John 9:6-7 ). Some of the illnesses treated by Jesus probably had a psychosomatic basis; but many others undoubtedly had organic causes, including birth defects, accidental injuries, and infections.
Regardless of the cause of their distress, people found that Jesus could truly help. There can be no doubt that the ability of Jesus to perform miracles is seen most vividly in His healing ministry. The blind, the deaf, the lame, and sufferers of all varieties found in Him the help that was often not available through regular medical channels.
Kenneth Eakins
Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Diseases
In the primitive ages of the world, diseases, in consequence of the great simplicity in the mode of living, were but few in number. At a subsequent period the number was increased by the accession of diseases that had been previously unknown. Epidemicsalso, diseases somewhat peculiar in their character, and still more fearful in their consequences, soon made their appearance, some infesting one period of life, and some another; some limiting their ravages to one country, and some to another. Prosper Alpinus mentions the diseases which are prevalent in Egypt, and in other countries in the same climate: they are ophthalmies, leprosies, inflammations of the brain, pains in the joints, the hernia, the stone in the reins and bladder, the phthisic, hectic, pestilential, and tertian fevers, weakness of the stomach, obstructions in the liver, and the spleen. Of these diseases, ophthalmies, pestilential fevers, and inflammations of the brain, are epidemics; the others are of a different character. The leprosy prevails in Egypt, in the southern part of Upper Asia, and in fact may be considered a disease endemic in warm climates generally. Accordingly, it is not at all surprising, if many of the Hebrews, when they left Egypt, were infected with it; but the assertion of Manetho, that they were all thus infected, and were in consequence of the infection, driven out by force, in which he is precipitately and carelessly followed by Strabo, Tacitus, by Justin Trogus, and others more recent, is a mere dream without any foundation. The appearance of the disease externally is not always the same. The spot is commonly small, and resembling in its appearance the small red spot that would be the consequence of a puncture from a needle, or the pustules of a ringworm.
The spots for the most part make their appearance very suddenly, especially if the infected person, at the period when the disease shows itself externally, happens to be in great fear, or to be moved with anger, Numbers 12:10 ; 2 Chronicles 26:19 . They commonly exhibit themselves in the first instance on the face, about the nose and eyes; and gradually increase in size for a number of years, till they become, as respects the extent of surface which they embrace on the skin, as large as a pea or bean; they are then called שאת . The white spot or pustule, בהרת , morphea alba, and also the dark spot, ספחת , morphea nigra, are indications of the existence of the real leprosy, Leviticus 13:2 ; Leviticus 13:39 ; Leviticus 14:56 . From these it is necessary to distinguish the spot, which, whatever resemblance there may be in form, is so different in its effects, called בהק , and also the harmless sort of scab, which occurs under the word סמפחת , Leviticus 13:6-8 ; Leviticus 13:29 . Moses, in the thirteenth chapter of Leviticus, lays down very explicit rules for the purpose of distinguishing between those spots which are proofs of the actual existence of the leprosy, and those spots which are harmless, and result from some other cause. Those spots which are the genuine effects and marks of the leprosy gradually dilate themselves, till at length they cover the whole body. Not only the skin is subject to a total destruction, but the body is affected in every part. The pain, it is true, is not very great, but there is a great debility of the system, and great uneasiness and grief, so much so, as almost to drive the victim of the disease to self-destruction.
2. Moses acted the part of a wise legislator in making those laws which have come down to us concerning the inspection and separation of leprous persons. The object of these laws will appear peculiarly worthy, when it is considered, that they were designed, not wantonly to fix the charge of being a leper upon an innocent person, and thus to impose upon him those restraints and inconveniences which the truth of such a charge naturally implies, but to ascertain, in the fairest and most satisfactory manner, and to separate those, and those only, who were truly and really leprous. As this was the prominent object of his laws that have come down to us on this subject, namely, to secure a fair and impartial decision on a question of this kind, he has not mentioned those signs of leprosy which admitted of no doubt, but those only which might be the subject of contention; and left it to the priests, who also fulfilled the office of physicians, to distinguish between the really leprous, and those who had only the appearance of being such. We find mention, in the rules laid down by Moses for the purpose of ascertaining the true tokens of leprosy, of a cutaneous disorder which is denominated by him bohak. The words of Moses, which may be found in Leviticus 13:38-39 , are as follows: "If a man or woman have white spots on the skin, and the priest see that the colour of these spots is faint and pale, it is, in this case, the bohak that has broken out on the skin, and they are clean." A person, accordingly, who was attacked with this disease, the bohak, was not declared unclean; and the reason of it was, that it is not only harmless in itself, but is free from that infectious and hereditary character which belongs to the true leprosy. "The bohak" says Mr. Niebuhr, "is neither infectious nor dangerous. A black boy at Mocha, who was attacked with this sort of leprosy, had white spots here and there on his body. It was said that the use of sulphur had for some time been of service to this boy, but had not altogether removed the disease." He then adds the following extract from the papers of a Dr. Foster: "May 15th, 1763, I myself saw a case of the bohak in a Jew at Mocha. The spots in this disease are of unequal size. They have no shining appearance, nor are they perceptibly elevated above the skin; and they do not change the colour of the hair. Their colour is an obscure white, or somewhat reddish. The rest of the skin of this patient was blacker than that of the people of the country was in general, but the spots were not so white as the skin of an European when not sunburnt. The spots, in this species of leprosy, do not appear on the hands, nor about the navel, but on the neck and face; not, however, on that part of the head where the hair grows very thick. They gradually spread, and continue sometimes only about two months; but in some cases, indeed, as long as two years, and then disappear, by degrees, of themselves. This disorder is neither infectious nor hereditary, nor does it occasion any inconvenience. "That all this," remarks Michaelis, "should still be found exactly to hold at the distance of three thousand five hundred years from the time of Moses, ought certainly to gain some credit to his laws, even with those who will not allow them to be of divine authority." The pestilence, in its effects, is equally terrible with the leprosy, and is much more rapid in its progress; for it terminates the existence of those who are infected with it almost immediately, and at the farthest within three or four days. The Gentiles were in the habit of referring back the pestilence to the agency and interference of that being, whatever it might be, whether idol or spirit, whom they regarded as the divinity. The Hebrews, also, every where attribute it to the agency either of God himself, or of that legate or angel, whom they denominate מלאכּ? .
3. The palsy of the New Testament is a disease of very wide import. Many infirmities, as Richter has demonstrated, were comprehended under the word which is rendered palsy in the New Testament.
1. The apoplexy, a paralytic shock, which affected the whole body.
2. The hemiplegy, which affects and paralyzes only one side of the body.
3. The paraplegy, which paralyzes all the parts of the system below the neck.
4. The catalepsy, which is caused by a contraction of the muscles in the whole or a part of the body, for example, in the hands, and is very dangerous. The effects upon the parts seized are very violent and deadly. For instance: when a person is struck with it, if his hand happens to be extended, he is unable to draw it back. If the hand is not
extended when he is struck with the disease, he is unable to extend it: it appears diminished in size, and dried up in appearance. Hence the Hebrews were in the habit of calling it "a withered hand," 1 Kings
Leviticus 13:4-6 ; Zechariah 11:17 ; Matthew 12:10-13 ; John 5:3 .
5. The cramp, in oriental countries, is a fearful malady, and by no means unfrequent. It originates from the chills of the night. The limbs, when seized with it, remain immovable, sometimes turned in, and sometimes out, in the same position as when they were first seized. The person afflicted resembles those undergoing the torture βασανιζομενοι , and experiences nearly the same exquisite sufferings. Death follows the disease in a few days, Matthew 8:6 ; Matthew 8:8 ; Luke
Matthew 7:2 ; 1Ma_9:55-58 .
Morrish Bible Dictionary - Diseases
There are four Hebrew words and four Greek words so translated, but, like the English word, they do not specify the nature of the complaint. God promised to Israel that if they would be obedient He would take away from them all sickness, and would put upon them none of the evil diseases of Egypt which they had known. Deuteronomy 7:15 . When the Lord was on earth He healed every sickness and every disease among the people. Matthew 9:35 . On the ground of obedience they failed to attain freedom from diseases, but their Messiah healed them all in grace. See the various names of the specific diseases, as FEVER, etc.
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Diseases
Were introduced into the world by sin, and have been greatly increased by the prevalence of corrupt, indolent, and luxurious habits. Besides the natural causes of diseases, evil spirits were charged with producing them among the Hebrews, Job 2:7 Mark 9:17 Luke 13:16 2 Corinthians 12:7 . The pious Jews recognized the hand of God in sending them, Psalm 39:9-11 90:3-12 ; and in many cases special diseases were sent in punishment of particular sins, as Abimelech, Gehazi, Jehoram, Uzziah, Miriam, Herod, the Philistines, etc., and those who partook of the Lord's supper unworthily, 1 Corinthians 11:30 . Christ manifested his divine goodness and power by healing every form of disease; and in these cases, as in that of king Asa, 2 Chronicles 16:12 , it is shown that all the skill of physicians is in vain without God's blessing. The prevalent diseases in Bible lands were malignant fevers, cutaneous diseases, palsy, dysentery, and ophthalmia. Almost every form of bodily disease has a counterpart in the maladies of the soul.
Smith's Bible Dictionary - Diseases
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Water Doctor - (1):...
A physician who treats Diseases with water; an hydropathist. ...
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One who professes to be able to divine Diseases by inspection of the urine
Contagious Disease - Most such Diseases have already been proved to be germ Diseases, and their communicability depends on the transmission of the living germs. Many germ Diseases are not contagious, some special method of transmission or inoculation of the germs being required
Physician - See Diseases
Sick - See Diseases
Leper - See Diseases
Palsy - See Diseases
Leprosy - See Diseases
Fermentation Theory - The theory which likens the course of certain Diseases (esp. infectious Diseases) to the process of fermentation, and attributes them to the organized ferments in the body
Pestilence - or plague, generally is used by the Hebrews for all epidemic or contagious Diseases. See Diseases
Physician - ) A person skilled in physic, or the art of healing; one duty authorized to prescribe remedies for, and treat, Diseases; a doctor of medicine. ) Hence, figuratively, one who ministers to moral Diseases; as, a physician of the soul
Insanity - See Diseases
Pox - ) Strictly, a disease by pustules or eruptions of any kind, but chiefly or wholly restricted to three or four Diseases, - the smallpox, the chicken pox, and the vaccine and the venereal Diseases
Phytopathologist - ) One skilled in Diseases of plants
Catholicon - ) A remedy for all Diseases; a panacea
Alienist - ) One who treats Diseases of the mind
Panpharmacon - ) A medicine for all Diseases; a panacea
Lock Hospital - A hospital for the treatment of venereal Diseases
Epidemiography - ) A treatise upon, or history of, epidemic Diseases
Oculist - ) One skilled in treating Diseases of the eye
Uroscopy - ) The diagnosis of Diseases by inspection of urine
Cowleech - ) One who heals Diseases of cows; a cow doctor
Psychiatry - ) The application of the healing art to mental Diseases
Phytopathology - ) The science of Diseases to which plants are liable
Congenerous - ) Allied in origin or cause; congeneric; as, congenerous Diseases
Dermatopathic - ) Of or pertaining to skin Diseases, or their cure
Preventable - ) Capable of being prevented or hindered; as, preventable Diseases
Aestival - ) Of or belonging to the summer; as, aestival Diseases
Chiropody - ) The art of treating Diseases of the hands and feet
Iatraliptic - ) Treating Diseases by anointing and friction; as, the iatraliptic method
Postnatal - ) After birth; subsequent to birth; as, postnatal infanticide; postnatal Diseases
Acarine - ) Of or caused by acari or mites; as, acarine Diseases
Rhinology - ) The science which treats of the nose, and its Diseases
Cureall - ) A remedy for all Diseases, or for all ills; a panacea
Ynecology - ) The science which treats of the structure and Diseases of women
Miasmatical - ) Containing, or relating to, miasma; caused by miasma; as, miasmatic Diseases
Marshall Hall - Inaugurated the use of strychnine in Diseases of the spine. Made noteworthy researches on circulation and on the nervous system and nervous Diseases, to a method of resuscitation of drowned people, and to the elucidation of function of capillary vessels
Hall, Marshall - Inaugurated the use of strychnine in Diseases of the spine. Made noteworthy researches on circulation and on the nervous system and nervous Diseases, to a method of resuscitation of drowned people, and to the elucidation of function of capillary vessels
Polychrest - ) A medicine that serves for many uses, or that cures many Diseases
Ailment - ) Indisposition; morbid affection of the body; - not applied ordinarily to acute Diseases
Dermatology - ) The science which treats of the skin, its structure, functions, and Diseases
Otology - ) The branch of science which treats of the ear and its Diseases
Medicament - ) Anything used for healing Diseases or wounds; a medicine; a healing application
Curative - ) Relating to, or employed in, the cure of Diseases; tending to cure
Dermatologist - ) One who discourses on the skin and its Diseases; one versed in dermatology
Veterinarian - ) One skilled in the Diseases of cattle or domestic animals; a veterinary surgeon
Ophthalmology - ) The science which treats of the structure, functions, and Diseases of the eye
Diseases - God promised to Israel that if they would be obedient He would take away from them all sickness, and would put upon them none of the evil Diseases of Egypt which they had known. On the ground of obedience they failed to attain freedom from Diseases, but their Messiah healed them all in grace. See the various names of the specific Diseases, as FEVER, etc
Contagionist - ) One who believes in the contagious character of certain Diseases, as of yellow fever
Pediatrics - ) That branch of medical science which treats of the hygiene and Diseases of children
Pythocenic - ) Producing decomposition, as Diseases which are supposed to be accompanied or caused by decomposition
Pock - ) A pustule raised on the surface of the body in variolous and vaccine Diseases
Iatrochemist - ) A physician who explained or treated Diseases upon chemical principles; one who practiced iatrochemistry
Diseaseful - ) Abounding with disease; producing Diseases; as, a diseaseful climate
Phototherapy - for treating Diseases of the skin
Diseases - Besides the natural causes of Diseases, evil spirits were charged with producing them among the Hebrews, Job 2:7 Mark 9:17 Luke 13:16 2 Corinthians 12:7 . The pious Jews recognized the hand of God in sending them, Psalm 39:9-11 90:3-12 ; and in many cases special Diseases were sent in punishment of particular sins, as Abimelech, Gehazi, Jehoram, Uzziah, Miriam, Herod, the Philistines, etc. The prevalent Diseases in Bible lands were malignant fevers, cutaneous Diseases, palsy, dysentery, and ophthalmia
Daniel Noble - Distinguished for his contributions to the study of mental and epidemic Diseases
Noble, Daniel - Distinguished for his contributions to the study of mental and epidemic Diseases
Flux, Bloody - Dysentery, one of the worst Diseases in the East, always attended with fever
Infirmity - , weakness, Diseases, sickness, menstruation, grief). Matthew saw in Jesus healings the fulfillment of the servant of the Lord who took our Diseases (Matthew 8:17 ; Isaiah 53:4 )
Chiropodist - ) One who treats Diseases of the hands and feet; especially, one who removes corns and bunions
Antinephritic - ) Counteracting, or deemed of use in, Diseases of the kidneys
Therapeutical - ) Of or pertaining to the healing art; concerned in discovering and applying remedies for Diseases; curative
Therapeutics - ) That part of medical science which treats of the discovery and application of remedies for Diseases
Eyebright - ) A small annual plant (Euphrasia officinalis), formerly much used as a remedy for Diseases of the eye
Diathesis - a morbid habit which predisposes to a particular disease, or class of Diseases
Physianthropy - ) The philosophy of human life, or the doctrine of the constitution and Diseases of man, and their remedies
Desquamate - ) To peel off in the form of scales; to scale off, as the skin in certain Diseases
Larvate - ) Masked; hence, concealed; obscure; - applied in medicine to doubtful cases of some Diseases; as, larvate pneumonis; larvate epilepsy
Adeno - Combining forms of the Greek word for gland; - used in words relating to the structure, Diseases, etc
Lingism - ) A mode of treating certain Diseases, as obesity, by gymnastics; - proposed by Pehr Henrik Ling, a Swede
Alexiteric - ) A preservative against contagious and infectious Diseases, and the effects of poison in general
Alenical - ) Relating to Galen or to his principles and method of treating Diseases
Sebesten - latifolia), sometimes used medicinally in pectoral Diseases
Microorganism - such are supposed to cause infectious Diseases
Alienism - ) The study or treatment of Diseases of the mind
Dobell's Solution - An aqueous solution of carbolic acid, borax, sodium bicarbonate, and glycerin, used as a spray in Diseases of the nose and throat
Diagnostics - ) That part of medicine which has to do with ascertaining the nature of Diseases by means of their symptoms or signs
Microphyte - ) A very minute plant, one of certain unicellular algae, such as the germs of various infectious Diseases are believed to be
Heteropathy - ) That mode of treating Diseases, by which a morbid condition is removed by inducing an opposite morbid condition to supplant it; allopathy
Antibacterial - to serum for protection against bacterial Diseases
Laryngology - ) Systematized knowledge of the action and functions of the larynx; in pathology, the department which treats of the Diseases of the larynx
Acarina - Many species are parasitic, and cause Diseases like the itch and mange
Zymotic - ) Designating, or pertaining to, a certain class of Diseases
Microzyme - ) A microorganism which is supposed to act like a ferment in causing or propagating certain infectious or contagious Diseases; a pathogenic bacterial organism
Pectoral - ) Relating to, or good for, Diseases of the chest or lungs; as, a pectoral remedy. ) A medicine for Diseases of the chest organs, especially the lungs
Cholera - ) One of several Diseases affecting the digestive and intestinal tract and more or less dangerous to life, esp
Polyclinic - ) A clinic in which Diseases of many sorts are treated; especially, an institution in which clinical instruction is given in all kinds of disease
Floccillation - ) A delirious picking of bedclothes by a sick person, as if to pick off flocks of wool; carphology; - an alarming symptom in acute Diseases
Eburnation - ) A condition of bone cartilage occurring in certain Diseases of these tissues, in which they acquire an unnatural density, and come to resemble ivory
Abanga - ) A West Indian palm; also the fruit of this palm, the seeds of which are used as a remedy for Diseases of the chest
Autopathic - ) Dependent upon, or due or relating to, the structure and characteristics of the diseased organism; endopathic; as, an autopathic disease; an autopathic theory of Diseases
Pathologist - ) One skilled in pathology; an investigator in pathology; as, the pathologist of a hospital, whose duty it is to determine the causes of the Diseases
Pathology - ) The science which treats of Diseases, their nature, causes, progress, symptoms, etc
Veterinary - ) Of or pertaining to the art of healing or treating the Diseases of domestic animals, as oxen, horses, sheep, etc
Exanthema - ) An efflorescence or discoloration of the skin; an eruption or breaking out, as in measles, smallpox, scarlatina, and the like Diseases; - sometimes limited to eruptions attended with fever
Pasteurism - ) A method of treatment, devised by Pasteur, for preventing certain Diseases, as hydrophobia, by successive inoculations with an attenuated virus of gradually increasing strength
Phthisis - The term was formerly applied to many wasting Diseases, but is now usually restricted to pulmonary phthisis, or consumption
Morgagni, Giovanni Battista - Made signal contributions to anatomy and study of pulmonary Diseases
Giovanni Morgagni - Made signal contributions to anatomy and study of pulmonary Diseases
Ichthyol - It is used in medicine as a remedy in some forms of skin Diseases
Alpestrine - ) Pertaining to the Alps, or other high mountains; as, Alpestrine Diseases, etc
Hermann Boerhaave - Did noted investigations on the chemical and mechanical aspects of body Diseases
Pipsissewa - It has been used in nephritic Diseases
Tinea - ) A name applied to various skin Diseases, but especially to ringworm
Psychical - ) Of or pertaining to the mind, or its functions and Diseases; mental; - contrasted with physical
Farriery - ) The art of preventing, curing, or mitigating Diseases of horses and cattle; the veterinary art
Correlation - ) Reciprocal relation; corresponding similarity or parallelism of relation or law; capacity of being converted into, or of giving place to, one another, under certain conditions; as, the correlation of forces, or of zymotic Diseases
Buchu - ) A South African shrub (Barosma) with small leaves that are dotted with oil glands; also, the leaves themselves, which are used in medicine for Diseases of the urinary organs, etc
Ermicide - ) Destructive to germs; - applied to any agent which has a destructive action upon living germs, particularly bacteria, or bacterial germs, which are considered the cause of many infectious Diseases
Egophony - ) The sound of a patient's voice so modified as to resemble the bleating of a goat, heard on applying the ear to the chest in certain Diseases within its cavity, as in pleurisy with effusion
Bilimbing - The juice is used as a remedy for skin Diseases
Pathogene - ) One of a class of virulent microorganisms or bacteria found in the tissues and fluids in infectious Diseases, and supposed to be the cause of the disease; a pathogenic organism; a pathogenic bacterium; - opposed to zymogene
Semiotic - ) Of or pertaining to the signs or symptoms of Diseases
Lazaretto - ) A public building, hospital, or pesthouse for the reception of diseased persons, particularly those affected with contagious Diseases
Amulet - , worn as a charm or preservative against evils or mischief, such as Diseases and witchcraft, and generally inscribed with mystic forms or characters
Hepatic - ) Of or pertaining to the liver; as, hepatic artery; hepatic Diseases
Giorgio Baglivi - Author of the theory of "solidism" in medicine, which ascribes the seat of Diseases to the solid part of an organ rather than the liquid
Tabasheer - It is highly valued in the East Indies as a medicine for the cure of bilious vomitings, bloody flux, piles, and various other Diseases
Melanconiales - They cause many of the plant Diseases known as anthracnose
Baglivi, Giorgio - Author of the theory of "solidism" in medicine, which ascribes the seat of Diseases to the solid part of an organ rather than the liquid
Osteopathy - ) A system of treatment based on the theory that Diseases are chiefly due to deranged mechanism of the bones, nerves, blood vessels, and other tissues, and can be remedied by manipulations of these parts
Bezoar - ) A calculous concretion found in the intestines of certain ruminant animals (as the wild goat, the gazelle, and the Peruvian llama) formerly regarded as an unfailing antidote for poison, and a certain remedy for eruptive, pestilential, or putrid Diseases
Complication - ) A disease or Diseases, or adventitious circumstances or conditions, coexistent with and modifying a primary disease, but not necessarily connected with it
Emerods - One of the Diseases of the Egyptians, and with which the Philistines were smitten when they had possession of the ark
Tropical - ) Of or pertaining to the tropics; characteristic of, or incident to, the tropics; being within the tropics; as, tropical climate; tropical latitudes; tropical heat; tropical Diseases
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That branch of medical science which treats of the nature and properties of all the substances that are employed for the cure of Diseases
Anthracnose - ) Any one of several fungus Diseases, caused by parasitic species of the series Melanconiales, attacking the bean, grape, melon, cotton, and other plants
Erm Theory - (1):...
The theory which attributes contagious and infectious Diseases, suppurative lesions, etc
Quebracho - ) A Chilian apocynaceous tree (Aspidosperma Quebracho); also, its bark, which is used as a febrifuge, and for dyspn/a of the lung, or bronchial Diseases; - called also white quebracho, to distinguish it from the red quebracho, a Mexican anacardiaceous tree (Loxopterygium Lorentzii) whose bark is said to have similar properties
Sexual - ) Of or pertaining to sex, or the sexes; distinguishing sex; peculiar to the distinction and office of male or female; relating to the distinctive genital organs of the sexes; proceeding from, or based upon, sex; as, sexual characteristics; sexual intercourse, connection, or commerce; sexual desire; sexual Diseases; sexual generation
Fever - Fever accompanying “consumption” or “wasting disease” (Deuteronomy 28:22 REB) could refer to any number of Diseases: malaria, typhoid, typhus, dysentery, chronic diahhrea, or cholera. See Diseases, Treatment of
Pestilence - The Hebrew word which properly signifies "the plague" is extended to all epidemical and contagious Diseases. ...
The glandular plague, which in modern times has proved so fatal in the East, is the most virulent and contagious of Diseases
Physicians - Each physician confined his practice to Diseases of a single class, and thus a large household would require the attendance of numerous physicians, Genesis 50:2 . They gave their attention to external rather than to internal injuries and Diseases, Isaiah 1:6 Ezekiel 30:21 ; though they also prescribed for internal and mental disorders, 1 Samuel 16:16 2 Chronicles 16:12
Physician - The Lord said, "They that be whole need not a physician," showing that then, as now, the work of such persons was to cure Diseases. The Lord promised to the Israelites that if they obeyed Him He would preserve them from the Diseases that were common in Egypt. On the other hand, there are many proofs in scripture that Diseases were sent as a punishment for the sins of His people. ' The Lord Jesus was the Great Healer not only of the Diseases of the body, but of the soul
Adventitious - ) Acquired, as Diseases; accidental
Dyspepsy - A kind of indigestion; a state of the stomach in which its functions are disturbed, without the presence of other Diseases, or, if others are present, they are of minor importance
Sarcina - ) A genus of bacteria found in various organic fluids, especially in those those of the stomach, associated with certain Diseases
Epizootic - ) Of the nature of a disease which attacks many animals at the same time; - corresponding to epidemic Diseases among men
Alchemy - ) An imaginary art which aimed to transmute the baser metals into gold, to find the panacea, or universal remedy for Diseases, etc
Powpow - , performed by Indians for the cure of Diseases, to procure success in hunting or in war, and for other purposes
Paget, James - Discovered the heart and bone Diseases designated by his name
James Paget - Discovered the heart and bone Diseases designated by his name
Infirmity - Any particular disease malady applied rather to chronic, than to violent Diseases
Apollonia, Saint - Invoked against toothache and Diseases of the teeth
Venereal - ) Adapted to the cure of venereal Diseases; as, venereal medicines
Mountebank - ) One who mounts a bench or stage in the market or other public place, boasts of his skill in curing Diseases, and vends medicines which he pretends are infalliable remedies; a quack doctor
Fever - The name is given to many Diseases of which fever is the leading symptom, as e. At a time when it was not possible to explain Diseases by reference to a single cause, it was very natural to describe the derangement by two or more of the principal symptoms, as in the instance under consideration
Fever - The name is given to many Diseases of which fever is the leading symptom, as e. At a time when it was not possible to explain Diseases by reference to a single cause, it was very natural to describe the derangement by two or more of the principal symptoms, as in the instance under consideration
Disease - ...
Among the Diseases and disabilities that the Bible mentions are leprosy (2 Kings 7:3; 2 Kings 7:8; Luke 17:12; see LEPROSY), epilepsy (Matthew 4:24), dysentery (Acts 28:8), nervous disorders (1 Samuel 16:14-23; Daniel 4:33), deafness (Leviticus 19:14; Mark 7:32), dumbness (Mark 7:37; Mark 9:25), blindness (2 Samuel 5:8; Mark 10:46; John 9:1), paralysis (John 5:4; Acts 9:33), bone deformities (Luke 5:18; Luke 6:6; Luke 13:11), boils (1 Samuel 5:6; Isaiah 38:21), dropsy (Luke 14:2) and various fevers (Mark 1:30; John 4:52; Acts 28:8). (Concerning the connection between demon possession and certain Diseases see UNCLEAN SPIRITS. )...
The Israelite laws governing cleansing, foods and Diseases provided a standard of hygiene that helped protect people from many harmful Diseases (see UNCLEANNESS)
Lazarus - (Luke 16:20) Lepers, and persons under Diseases of a pestilential or epidemic nature, were sent to them
Circulatory - ) Subserving the purposes of circulation; as, circulatory organs; of or pertaining to the organs of circulation; as, circulatory Diseases
Bacterium - Certain species are active agents in fermentation, while others appear to be the cause of certain infectious Diseases
Doctor - A physician one whose occupation is to cure Diseases. ...
DOCTOR, To apply medicines for the cure of Diseases
Impotent - See Diseases
Fever - In all Eastern countries such Diseases are very common
Leprosy - This term, as used in Scripture, seems to include not only true leprosy ( elephantiasis ) probably the disease of Job but also such skin Diseases as psoriasis , ring-worm, and vitiligo
Talisman - in averting or repelling evil; an amulet; a charm; as, a talisman to avert Diseases
Palsy - It is one of the least curable of Diseases; but the Savior healed it with a word, Matthew 4:24 ; 12:10 ; Mark 2:3-12
Laennec, Rene Theophile Hyacinthe - Catholic physician, discoverer of auscultation, father of modern knowledge of pulmonary Diseases
Evil - Natural evil is whatever destroys or any way disturbs the perfection of natural beings; such as blindness, Diseases, death, &c
Hermetical - ) Of or pertaining to the system which explains the causes of Diseases and the operations of medicine on the principles of the hermetic philosophy, and which made much use, as a remedy, of an alkali and an acid; as, hermetic medicine
Physic - ) The art of healing Diseases; the science of medicine; the theory or practice of medicine
Rene Laennec - Catholic physician, discoverer of auscultation, father of modern knowledge of pulmonary Diseases
Torment - They brought to him all sick people that were taken with divers Diseases and torments
Follow - Tindale translates Leviticus 26:17 ‘ye shal flee when no man foloweth you,’ and Deuteronomy 28:22 ‘they [1] shall folowe the, intyll thou perishe
Essential - ) Idiopathic; independent of other Diseases
Fever - Many Diseases, of which fever is the most prominent symptom, are denominated fevers; as, typhoid fever; yellow fever
Disabilities And Deformities - Two types of Diseases mentioned in the Bible. Heat, dust, sunlight, and unclean habits all contributed to the spread of eye Diseases which often resulted in blindness. ...
Leprosy was a general term for skin Diseases and often resulted in physical deformities
Equanimity - It may be considered as the grand remedy for all the Diseases and miseries of life, and the only way by which we can preserve the dignity of our characters as men and as Christians
Cram - Children would be more free from Diseases, if they were not crammed so much by fond mothers
Leprosy - ...
The term leprosy is applied to two very distinct Diseases, the scaly and the tuberculated, or the proper leprosy and the elephantiasis
Koch, Heinrich Hermann Robert - Did distinguished research work and writing on bacteriology and traumatic Diseases of infection, particularly anthrax, cholera, and tuberculosis
Quack - ) Pertaining to or characterized by, boasting and pretension; used by quacks; pretending to cure Diseases; as, a quack medicine; a quack doctor
Robert Koch - Did distinguished research work and writing on bacteriology and traumatic Diseases of infection, particularly anthrax, cholera, and tuberculosis
Heinrich Koch - Did distinguished research work and writing on bacteriology and traumatic Diseases of infection, particularly anthrax, cholera, and tuberculosis
Disease - Diseases resulting in physical defect or incapacity. Fever and allied Diseases. Nervous Diseases. and σθένος), primarily denoting weakness, and usually ‘infirmity’ or ‘infirmities’; in Acts 28:9 translation ‘diseases’ (ἔχοντες ἀσθενείας); in Matthew 8:17 translation ‘infirmities,’ and associated with νόσος; in John 11:4 Authorized Version and Revised Version NT 1881, OT 1885 ‘sickness’; elsewhere [3] ‘infirmity’; associated with νόσος in Luke 4:40. ...
Of the presence of specific Diseases much fuller indications are more or less distinctly given in the OT than in the NT. Among them are various forms of skin disease, which were and are very common in the East; also of fever and allied disorders, extending to plague and pestilence; Diseases of the digestive organs; infantile and senile Diseases; affections of the brain or other parts of the nervous system; and disordered conditions of the psychical side of human nature. ...
The Diseases mentioned in the Gospels, and dealt with in direct and Divine fashion by Jesus (see art. Cures), include cases of physical defect; fevers and kindred Diseases; skin Diseases, notably that of leprosy; a solitary case of dropsy; ailments and infirmities that were nervous in character; and others which were a combination of nervous and psychical disorder. Diseases resulting in physical defect, or incapacity...
(1) Defect in the organs of speech. Fever and allied Diseases. —Various Diseases of a kindred nature to fever were common in the East and from the earliest times, and were probably not very rigorously distinguished from each other: fever, ague, and a wasting disease resembling Mediterranean fever. Skin Diseases. Diseases of the nervous system. ...
Among the halt and withered of John 5:3 probably there were cases of chronic rheumatism, joint Diseases, and other wasting ailments, in many instances complicated with nervous exhaustion and weakness, if not with positive disease. Nervous and psychical Diseases. Risdon Bennett, Diseases of Bible; Hobart, Medical Language of St
Medicine - The art of preventing, curing or alleviating the Diseases of the human body
Phylactery - In the general, was a name given by the ancients to all kinds of charms, spells, or characters, which they wore about them, as amulets, to preserve them from dangers or Diseases
Baalzebub - It was regarded as a preserver from poisonous flies, and hence as a healer of Diseases
Catherine of Siena, Saint - " She then began her labor of caring for the sick, coming into close contact with those suffering from revolting Diseases
Siena, Catherine of, Saint - " She then began her labor of caring for the sick, coming into close contact with those suffering from revolting Diseases
Itch - See Diseases, Treatment of
Fever - This order of Diseases is called by Cullen pyrexy, Gr
Disease, Diseased - , "lacking strength" (a negative, sthenos, "strength"), "weakness, infirmity," is translated "diseases" in Matthew 8:17 , RV, for AV, "sicknesses," and in Acts 28:9 . , "nosology"), is the regular word for "disease, sickness," Matthew 4:23 ; 8:17 ; 9:35 ; 10:1 , RV, "disease," AV, "sickness;" in Matthew 4:24 ; Mark 1:34 ; Luke 4:40 ; 6:17 ; 9:1 ; Acts 19:12 , AV and RV render it "diseases
Christ: Trophies of His Power - The cross has healed all manner of Diseases, and its honors should be proclaimed with every rising and setting sun
Shamanism - The Shaman is regarded as a healer, hence the name "medicine man," as an educator, a civilmagistrate, and a war-chief, because he cures Diseases, preserves the art of writing and divination, is able to foretell the future, make rain, and discover game
Noise - What noise have we about transplantation of Diseases and transfusion of blood? ...
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Scab - ) Any one of various more or less destructive fungus Diseases attacking cultivated plants, and usually forming dark-colored crustlike spots
Fly - Flies carry ophthalmia and infect food with the micro-organisms of other Diseases, e
Stink - We do not read of physical Diseases in the case of King David, except indirectly
Amulet - a charm or supposed preservative against Diseases, witchcraft, or any other mischief
Infirmity - ...
Note: In Luke 7:21 , AV, nosos, "a disease," is translated "infirmities" (RV, "diseases")
Blight - ) Mildew; decay; anything nipping or blasting; - applied as a general name to various injuries or Diseases of plants, causing the whole or a part to wither, whether occasioned by insects, fungi, or atmospheric influences
Lucy, Saint - She is invoked against sore eyes, sore throat, hemorrhages, and epidemic Diseases
Anthony, Saint - Invoked against pestilence, epilepsy, erysipelas, and skin-diseases
Entail - The intemperate often entail infirmities, Diseases and ruin on their children
Reign - Pestilent Diseases which commonly reign in summer or autumn
Demoniac - They were the immediate agents in all possessions; and to expel or restrain them, or to cure the Diseases which they were supposed to occasion, was one of the miraculous gifts of the early times. ...
In this controversy, of which we shall attempt to give a short view, it was contended, on the one hand, that the demoniacal cases recorded in the books of the New Testament, were instances of real possession; and, on the other, that they were merely Diseases, set forth under the notion of possessions, in conformity with the belief which was prevalent at the time. ...
With regard to the demoniacs of the New Testament, this writer and his followers contend that, among the Jews, certain Diseases, such as madness and epilepsy, were usually ascribed to the agency of evil spirits. It is farther argued on this side of the question, that the instances of possession recorded in the books of the New Testament have all the features and appearance of ordinary Diseases. And the epilepsy of the sacred books is the epilepsy of all our systems of nosology: the phenomena of the Diseases are precisely the same. And let it be remembered, that those who deny the expulsion of demons are ready to admit that Diseases were miraculously cured. Beside, as various instances are recorded in Scripture, and as several cases are given at considerable length, might we not expect, if possessions were really nothing more than ordinary Diseases, that the truth would be somewhere told or hinted at? that, within the compass of the sacred canon, something would be said, or something insinuated, which would lead us to understand that the language, though inaccurate and improper, was used in accommodation to the popular belief? Might we not expect that Christ himself would have declared, in one unequivocal affirmation, or in some intelligible way, the exact truth of the case? Or, at all events, when the Holy Ghost had descended upon the Apostles on the day of pentecost, and when the full disclosure of the revelation appears to have been made, might it not reasonably have been looked for that the popular error would have been rectified, and the language reduced from its figurative character to a state of simple correctness? What conceivable motive could influence our Saviour, or his Apostles, to sanction the delusion of the multitude? And does it not strike at the root of the Christian religion itself, to have it thought, for a single moment, that its "Author and Finisher," who came to enlighten and to reform the world, should have, on so many occasions, not only countenanced, but confirmed, an opinion which he must have known to be "the reverse of the truth?"...
Let us then, say they, beware how we relinquish the literal sense of holy writ, in search of allegorical or figurative interpretations. On this subject of Diseases it is also to be observed, that the inspired writers uniformly make a distinction between Diseases occurring in the ordinary course of nature, and Diseases occasioned by the agency of evil spirits. "There is every where," says Bishop Porteus, "a plain distinction made between common Diseases and demoniacal possessions, which shows that they are totally different things. Matthew, where the very first mention is made of these possessions, it is said that our Lord's fame went throughout all Syria, and that they brought unto him, ‘all sick people,' that were taken with ‘divers Diseases and torments,' and those ‘which were possessed with devils,' and he healed them. Here those that were taken with divers Diseases and torments, and those possessed with devils, are mentioned as distinct and separate persons: a plain proof that the demoniacal possessions were not natural Diseases: and the very same distinction is made in several other passages of holy writ
Disease - Vices are called moral Diseases. The instability, injustice and confusion introduced into the public councils have, in truth, been the mortal Diseases under which popular governments have every where perished
Medicine - Its natural features in most localities would protect it from the usual endemic Diseases of Oriental lands, and its want of harbours would to a great extent prevent the importation of epidemics (contrast the reputation of Egypt, as attested by Deuteronomy 7:15 ; Deuteronomy 28:50 , Amos 4:10 ); moreover, the legislation of the Priestly Code, if it was ever observed, would have operated to prevent the spread of disease, and the existence of far-reaching destitution. Still, it may be doubted whether medical duties were not usually performed by priests (as in early Egypt), at any rate in the earlier OT times; certainly the priests had the supervision in the case of certain Diseases, e. Except in the case of certain Diseases, visitation of the sick is enjoined in the Talmud (though not in the OT), and enforced by Christ in Matthew 25:36 . The words ‘sick,’ ‘sickness,’ ‘sicknesses,’ ‘disease,’ ‘diseased,’ ‘diseases,’ are of the most frequent occurrence, though they are not always used as the tr. ...
Some Diseases, e. Specific Diseases . As a rule the Bible references to specific Diseases are general and vague; and even where we find concrete mention of particular ailments, it is not always easy to decide what the exact nature of the maladies was. ...
In Deuteronomy 28:22 a group of terms is used for Diseases which appear to resemble each other in the fact that they are sudden, severe, epidemic, and fatal. ...
Of Diseases in the digestive organs the case in 2 Chronicles 21:19 is one of chronic dysentery in its worst form. There are few references to physical Diseases affecting it
Sorcerer - Those persons also who devoted themselves to the general studies above mentioned, often abused their knowledge and deceived the common people, by pretending to foretell the destinies of men from the motions and appearances of the planets and stars, and to cure Diseases by repeating certain phrases, etc
Token - In pestilential Diseases, tokens are livid spots upon the body, which indicate the approach of death
Skin - See Diseases ; Leprosy ; Vessels and Utensils
Distemper - ) A morbid state of the animal system; indisposition; malady; disorder; - at present chiefly applied to Diseases of brutes; as, a distemper in dogs; the horse distemper; the horn distemper in cattle
Healing - He may protect people from Diseases or he may not (Exodus 15:26; Exodus 32:35; Job 1:12; Job 2:5-6; Jeremiah 24:10). He heals those who have ordinary Diseases and those who are demon possessed (Matthew 8:16; Luke 4:41; see DISEASE; UNCLEAN SPIRITS)
Oil of Saints - A chemical analysis has shown that the fluid is water, but since it came into contact with the relics of the saint, the fact justifies the practise of using it as a remedy for Diseases of body and soul
Manna Oil of Saints - A chemical analysis has shown that the fluid is water, but since it came into contact with the relics of the saint, the fact justifies the practise of using it as a remedy for Diseases of body and soul
Leprosy - See Diseases, Treatment of
Saints, Manna Oil of - A chemical analysis has shown that the fluid is water, but since it came into contact with the relics of the saint, the fact justifies the practise of using it as a remedy for Diseases of body and soul
Saints, Oil of - A chemical analysis has shown that the fluid is water, but since it came into contact with the relics of the saint, the fact justifies the practise of using it as a remedy for Diseases of body and soul
Lunatics - But that they were distinct Diseases, may be collected from the following considerations:...
1. The evangelists, enumerating the various descriptions of patients, distinguish δαιμονιζομενοι , demoniacs, σεληνιαζομενοι , lunatics, and παραλυτικοι , paralytics, from persons afflicted with other kinds of Diseases, Matthew 4:24 ; Mark 1:34 ; Luke 6:17-18
Patriarch - Their books taught that in the first age of the world man was free from Diseases, and lived ordinarily four hundred years; in the second age the term of life was reduced from four hundred to three hundred; in the third it became two hundred; in the fourth and last it was brought down to one hundred" (Rawlinson's Historical Illustrations)
Charm - Magic charms sewn as wristbands (Ezekiel 13:18 NIV) to ward off evil spirits and Diseases receive prophetic condemnation
Employ - We employ medicines in curing Diseases
Torment - ...
A — 2: βάσανος (Strong's #931 — Noun Masculine — basanos — bas'-an-os ) primarily "a touchstone," employed in testing metals, hence, "torment," is used (a) of physical Diseases, Matthew 4:24 : (b) of a condition of retribution in Hades Luke 16:23,28
Heal - Not only are human Diseases “healed,” but bad water is restored to normal or “healed” (2 Kings 2:22); salt water is “healed” or made fresh ( Demon Possession - In Matthew 4:24 demon possession is listed with a variety of symptoms of other Diseases including pain, epilepsy, and paralysis. The Gospel writers could distinguish between demon possession and these other Diseases
Sickness - In all these cases of specific Diseases the trouble is described popularly by its leading symptoms, with the exception possibly of the ailment of Publius’ father. Bennett, The Diseases of the Bible3, 1896; T
Health - See Diseases ; Healing, Divine
Plague - Different versions of the Bible use a variety of words to describe the many disasters, plagues, Diseases and sicknesses that afflict people (e
Wilkinsonians - It is also said she pretended to foretell future events, to discern the secrets of the heart, and to have the power of healing Diseases: and if any person who had made application to her was not healed, she attributed it to his want of faith
Pute'Oli - It was a favorite watering-place of the Romans its hot springs being considered efficacious for cure of various Diseases
Coal - In Habakkuk 3:5 (resheph ) "burning coals" poetically and figuratively express "burning Diseases," as the parallel "pestilence" shows; also compare Deuteronomy 32:24; Psalms 91:6
Lunatic - The lunacy in this sense, like all other Diseases of our fallen state, is sough after by Jesus to heal
Shut - 13-14, in which the priest functions as a medical inspector of contagious Diseases, sâgar is used a number of times in the sense of “to isolate, to shut up” a sick person away from other people (see Luke (2) - A singular propriety has been observed in the way in which he names and describes the various Diseases he has occasion to mention
Tiberias - The waters of these springs are nauseous and salt, and too hot for immediate use, 136 degrees to 144 degrees; but the baths are much resorted to for the cure of rheumatic Diseases, etc
Diseases - In the primitive ages of the world, Diseases, in consequence of the great simplicity in the mode of living, were but few in number. At a subsequent period the number was increased by the accession of Diseases that had been previously unknown. Epidemicsalso, Diseases somewhat peculiar in their character, and still more fearful in their consequences, soon made their appearance, some infesting one period of life, and some another; some limiting their ravages to one country, and some to another. Prosper Alpinus mentions the Diseases which are prevalent in Egypt, and in other countries in the same climate: they are ophthalmies, leprosies, inflammations of the brain, pains in the joints, the hernia, the stone in the reins and bladder, the phthisic, hectic, pestilential, and tertian fevers, weakness of the stomach, obstructions in the liver, and the spleen. Of these Diseases, ophthalmies, pestilential fevers, and inflammations of the brain, are epidemics; the others are of a different character
Direction, Spiritual - Spiritual therapeutics are a necessary reality, because even in those seeking perfection spiritual Diseases occur
Exorcism - Our Saviour communicated to his disciples a real power over daemons, or at least over the Diseases said to be occasioned by daemons
Unclean Spirits - ...
Jesus and his disciples healed many who were possessed by evil spirits, but the Bible usually makes a distinction between such people and those who suffered from normal sicknesses and Diseases (Matthew 10:8; Mark 1:34; Mark 6:13; Acts 5:16; Acts 8:7; Acts 16:16-18; see DISEASE)
Evil - Diseases are natural evils, but they often proceed from moral evils
Spiritual Direction - Spiritual therapeutics are a necessary reality, because even in those seeking perfection spiritual Diseases occur
Demoniacs - It is concluded that, since the symptoms of the affliction were frequently those of bodily disease (as dumbness, (Matthew 9:32 ) blindness, (Matthew 12:22 ) epilepsy, (Mark 9:17-27 ) ), or those seen in cases of ordinary insanity (as ill) (Matthew 8:28 ; Mark 5:1-5 ) the demoniacs were merely persons suffering under unusual Diseases of body and mind
Daemoniac - Their accounts of the state and conduct of those persons whom they believed to be possessed in this supernatural manner, show plainly that what they ascribed to the influence of daemons were merely the effect of natural Diseases. Every thing, indeed, that is related in the New Testament concerning daemoniacs, proves that they were people affected with such natural Diseases as are far from being uncommon among mankind in the present age. When the symptoms of the disorders cured by our Saviour and his apostles as cases of daemoniacal possession correspond so exactly with those of Diseases well known as natural in the present age, it would be absurd to impute them to a supernatural cause. It is much more consistent with common sense and sound philosophy to suppose that our Saviour and his apostles wisely, and with that condescension to the weakness and prejudices of those with whom they conversed, which so eminently distinguished the character of the Author of our holy religion, and must always be a prominent feature in the character of the true Christian, adopted the vulgar language in speaking of those unfortunate persons who were groundlessly imagined to be possessed with daemons, though they well knew the notions which had given rise to such modes of expression to be ill founded, than to imagine that Diseases which arise at present from natural causes, were produced in days of old by the intervention of daemons, or that evil spirits still continue to enter into mankind in all cases of madness, melancholy, or epilepsy. The daemons displayed a degree of knowledge and malevolence which sufficiently distinguished them from human beings: and the language in which the daemoniacs are mentioned, and the actions and sentiments ascribed to them in the New Testament, show that our Saviour and his apostles did not consider the idea of daemoniacal possession as being merely a vulgar error concerning the origin of a disease or Diseases produced by natural causes
Raphael - 5, where he is ‘set over the Diseases and wounds of the children of men
Possession - _ This conception of natural Diseases would result in, and go hand in hand with, some study of such Diseases. Jahweh Himself smites with disease: Diseases of the abnormal type are arrows shot from the hand of God. _ For such abnormal Diseases exorcism, in some form or another, would continue to be employed. _ These developments of medical science more and more differentiated demonomania from more normal Diseases. Peter’s mother-in-law, aeneas, Dorcas, the father of Publius, Epaphroditus, Trophimus, besides many others whom our Lord cured, all laboured under ordinary Diseases and no hint is given that they were demoniacs. _ In the NT the distinction is carefully observed; sicknesses and Diseases are referred to as prevalent;_ particular Diseases are mentioned by name, as lunacy, haemorrhage, paralysis, dumbness, deafness, leprosy, fever, blindness, lameness, shrivelled limbs, dropsy, dysentery, maimedness;_ disease is differentiated from demonomania. We have no reason to suppose that our Lord and His followers thought of these Diseases and remedies in any other way than the rest of their countrymen. This enables us to realize how Jesus commanded the attention of His countrymen not merely by curing Diseases but by exorcizing demons. ...
Jesus, then, cured not merely normal Diseases, but eases of demonomania of which no particulars are given. ...
The question of how Jesus accomplished these cures brings us face to face with problems which have not as yet been satisfactorily solved, but which the study of insanity and kindred Diseases will doubtless one day clearly explain
Hair - In Leviticus 13:1 , which gives extensive instruction on the diagnosis of leprosy (probably including other skin Diseases), the color of the hairs in an infected area of skin indicated whether the disease was present or had been cured
Sick, To Be - 7:15: “And the Lord will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil Diseases [1] of Egypt
Medicine - Among special Diseases named in the Old Testament is ophthalmia, (Genesis 29:17 ) which is perhaps more common in Syria and Egypt than anywhere else in the world; especially in the fig season, the juice of the newly-ripe fruit having the power of giving it. " The Diseases rendered "scab" and "scurvy" in (Leviticus 21:20 ; 22:22 ; 28:27) may be almost any skin disease
Clean, Unclean - In Old Testament times the ordinary state of most things was "cleanness, " but a person or thing could contract ritual "uncleanness" (or "impurity") in a variety of ways: by skin Diseases, discharges of bodily fluids, touching something dead (Numbers 5:2 ), or eating unclean foods (Leviticus 11 ; Deuteronomy 14 ). Certainly the exclusion from the camp of those with possible symptoms of leprosy (Leviticus 13-14 ) and gonorrhea (Leviticus 15:2-15 ) in effect quarantined these dangerous Diseases and contributed to public health. Certain unclean animals are known to transfer Diseases to humans: the pig bears trichinosis; the hare, tularemia; carrion-eating birds, various Diseases. , poisonous plants) and infectious Diseases are not mentioned, surprisingly, if hygiene were the purpose
Leprosy - We must either suppose, as is conceivable but not highly probable, that the disease described in Leviticus 13 has disappeared or greatly changed its character from new environment, or that the term ẓâra‘ath included a great variety of skin Diseases, some infectious in the modern sense, but all of them regarded in ancient times as rendering their victims ceremonially impure. Of these Diseases, to take a few examples, we seem to be able to recognize psoriasis in the expression ‘a leper white as snow’; favus (a common disease among Eastern Jews to-day) and perhaps ‘ringworm’ in the description of the ‘plague of the head and the beard’ (Leviticus 13:29-30); and the disease vitiligo in the symptom termed ‘freckled spot’ (בֹּהַק, Leviticus 13:39), the exactly equivalent word بهق (bohak) being used for this condition in Palestine and Arabia to-day. ...
The history of medicine shows that in the undeveloped state of medical science many Diseases which a later age learns to differentiate are classed as one disease; of no department has this been truer than of Diseases affecting the skin. The fact that tradition has from the earliest period pointed to true leprosy as the disease of the Bible, certainly makes it probable that it at least was one of the Diseases recognized by the Rabbis as ẓâra‘ath; and doubtless its specially horrible and fatal character has caused it to gradually displace all others in the popular mind. Doubtless the lepers drifting about the land had intractable skin Diseases, and as they were shut out from the temple, the synagogues, certainly in all the towns, and to a large extent from the social life of their fellow-beings, their lot was truly pitiable. Bennett, Diseases of the Bible, R. Chaplin, ‘Diseases of the Bible,’ Proceedings of Victoria Institute, vol
Plague - Painful afflictions or Diseases, (Leviticus 13:3,5,30 ; 1 Kings 8:37 ), or severe calamity (Mark 5:29 ; Luke 7:21 ), or the judgment of God, so called (Exodus 9:14 )
Siloam - Such springs are held in superstitious reverence, and credited with power to heal many Diseases
Naphtali - ...
In Isaiah 9:1,2 it is prophesied that Naphtali with Zebulun should see a great light: this was fulfilled when the Lord traversed that district, taught in the synagogues, and healed Diseases there
Leprosy - The word used of leprosy in the Old Testament had a broad meaning and denoted a number of infectious skin Diseases, some of which could be cured
Veronica - Before her feet and on the same pedestal there is a strange plant growing which rising as high as the hem of the brazen garment is a kind of antidote to all kinds of Diseases
Evil - Natural evil is whatever destroys or any way disturbs the perfection of natural beings, such as blindness, Diseases, death, &c. Thus, when Chrysippus was asked whether Diseases were to be ascribed to Divine providence, he replied that it was not the intention of nature that these things should happen; nor were they conformable to the will of the Author of nature and Parent of all good things; but that, in framing the world, some inconveniences had adhered by necessary consequence, to his wise and useful plan. These persons perceiving a mixture of good and evil, and being persuaded that so many inconsistencies and disorders could not proceed from a good being, supposed the existence of a malevolent principle, or god, directly contrary to the good one; hence they derived corruption and death, Diseases, griefs, mischiefs, frauds, and villanies, while from the good being they deduced nothing but good
Impurity - Sometimes these impurities were involuntary; as when any one inadvertently touched bones, or a sepulchre, or any thing polluted: or fell into such Diseases as pollute, as the leprosy, &c
Blindness - ...
In reality, almost no effective treatment was available to those who suffered from Diseases of the eye and blindness
Fit - We apply it to the first attack, or to the return of other Diseases, as a fit of the gout or stone and in general, to a disease however continued, as a fit of sickness
Beggar - ...
The prevalence of the beggar class was due to various causes besides indolence—to the want of any system of poor relief, to the ignorance of proper medical remedies for common Diseases like ophthalmia, and to the impoverishment of Palestine under the Romans owing to cruel and excessive taxation
Devil - Some have argued that these were afflicted by natural Diseases, such as epilepsy, insanity, etc
Wash - To rub over with some liquid substance as, to wash trees fro removing insects or Diseases
Miriam - "...
In wrath God withdrew the cloud from off the tabernacle, and behold the proud prophetess had the most humiliating of Diseases, leprosy white as snow
Divination - Of all attempts to look into futurity by such means, as well as resorting to charms and other methods of curing Diseases, and discovering secrets, we may say, that they are relics of Paganism, and argue an ignorance, folly, or superstition, dishonourable to the Christian name; and are therefore to be reproved and discouraged
Circumcision - ...
Origin Several theories seek to explain and describe the nature and origin of circumcision: (1) initiatory rite—before marriage (as the Shechemites in Genesis 34:14-24 ) or at puberty; (2) physical hygiene—to prevent the attraction or transmission of Diseases; (3) tribal mark of distinction; (4) rite of entry into the community of faith
Paralysis - Bennett (Diseases of Bible) inclines to regard it as a case probably of ‘progressive paralysis attended by muscular spasms and involving respiratory movements,’ while Macalister (art
Diseases - They were especially responsible for the diagnosis of Diseases which might pose a threat to the community (Leviticus 13:1 ). Various infectious Diseases undoubtedly accounted for a large number of the cases of serious illness and death. They had the authority to isolate persons with suspected dangerous Diseases from the community. Frankincense and myrrh—gum resins obtained from trees—were commonly used to treat a variety of Diseases, although their main use was in perfumes and incense. Most fevers were due to infectious Diseases, including malaria
Fasting - The calamities for which these were enjoined, were a siege, pestilence, Diseases, famine, &c
Epicureans - The Diseases of the body are to be prevented by temperance, or cured by medicine, or endured tolerably by patience. Against the Diseases of the mind philosophy provides sufficient antidotes; the virtues are its instruments for this purpose; the radical spring of which is prudence, or wisdom, and this instructs men to free their understanding from the clouds of prejudice; to exercise temperance and fortitude in the government of themselves; and to practise justice toward all others
Healing, Divine - “Bless the Lord who healeth all thy Diseases” (1618542265_90 )
Assurance - ...
Assurance may be lost for a season through bodily Diseases which depress the spirits, unwatchfulness, falling into sin, manifold temptations, worldy cares, and neglect of private duty
Touch - To infect as men touched with pestilent Diseases
Passion - It constitutes the first principles of rational practice; it is, in a moral view, the anatomy of the heart; it discovers why it beats, and how it beats; indicates appearances in a sound and healthy state; detects Diseases with their causes, and it is infinitely more fortunate in the power it communicates of applying suitable remedies
Music - By its means battles were won, cities conquered, mutinies quelled, Diseases cured
Wonders - He compares them to—...
‘the feats performed by those who have been taught by Egyptians, who in the middle of the market-place, in return for a few obols, will impart the knowledge of their most venerated arts, and will expel demons from men, and dispel Diseases, and invoke the souls of heroes, and exhibit expensive banquets and tables and dishes and dainties having no real existence, and who will put in motion, as if alive, what are not really living animals, but which have only the appearance of life
Physician (2) - , Stuttgart, 1903; Bennett, Diseases of the Bible; Trench, Miracles
Insects - Insects also transmit Diseases such as malaria, the plague, and typhoid. Some of these creatures suck blood, transmitting Diseases in the process. Lice are also acknowledged as carriers of some serious Diseases, such as typhus and trench fever
Lunatic - ...
The attempt to trace a differentiation between mental Diseases on the part of the Evangelists cannot be pronounced successful, being based upon far too slender ground in a simple NT passage, Matthew 4:24, where δαιμονιζομενοι and σεληνιαζόμενοι are placed side by side. Following the example of many illustrious predecessors, he divides mental Diseases: (1) according to the mental symptoms manifested, and (2) according to the causes of the disorder and to the relationships of the disease to the great physical periods of life and to the activities other than mental. Accordingly some have scoffed at the attempt to classify mental Diseases with all the divisions and technology of a botanical or zoological system. The latter portion of the process is akin to our Lord’s healing of bodily Diseases (see Cures); but the action of Jesus is upon the body through the mind, and upon the mental or psychical directly
Physician - They treated Diseases which it was not proper for men to know or for women to divulge to men. Diseases pass through three stages to a climax; the crude humours are ‘cooked,’ and finally resolved, either being excreted or causing death. there arose a new school, the Pneumatics, who would explain all Diseases by reference to ‘vital air’; pneuma takes the place of humours in disease and health. ) was equalled only by Hippokrates in the description of Diseases and in the principles of therapy
Disease - Similarly, many of the terms used for Diseases and infirmities are unknown, and translation is occasionally reduced to informed guessing. ...
Among skin Diseases we may hesitantly recognize boils, eczema, and skin cancer; the details in 2 Chronicles 16:12-14 suggest gangrene
Energy - Before its presence both bodily and mental Diseases disappear
Eagle - " (Isaiah 40:27-31) And while the Lord thus comforts his church with the assurance of the renewings of spiritual strength, like the eagle in nature, the church is described as praising God under the view of renewing grace, in the same figure: "Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name: who forgiveth all thine iniquities, and healeth all thy Diseases: who redeemeth thy life from destruction, and crowneth thee with loving kindness and tender mercies: who satisfieth thy mouth with good things, so that thy youth is renewed as the eagle's?" (Psalms 103:1-5)...
Jerusalem (2) - Climate and Diseases. Climate and Diseases. ...
The Diseases of Jerusalem are preventable to a large extent under proper sanitary conditions. Tubercular Diseases, rheumatism, erysipelas, intestinal worms, and various skin Diseases are all common
Impotence - It has been thought to be palsy, but Bennett (Diseases of the Bible) considers this doubtful. ‘Sins of the flesh,’ as commonly understood, are notoriously responsible for many of mankind’s worst Diseases and infirmities; and the Apostolie catalogue of these sins includes not only adultery, uncleanness, murder, drunkenness, and revellings, but also hatred, variance, wrath, strife, envyings, and covetousness (Galatians 5:19-21, Colossians 3:5, Ephesians 5:3)
Supremacy - He heals incurable Diseases, stills the storm by a word, multiplies food, withers the barren fig-tree
Melita - " Paul healed Diseases and received in return "many honors" and "necessaries" (Acts 28:9-10)
Ephesus - Ephesus is supposed to have first invented those obscure mystical spells and charms by means of which the people pretended to heal Diseases and drive away evil spirits; whence originated the ‘Εφεσια γραμματα , or Ephesian letters, so often mentioned by the ancients
Precious Stones - Pliny gravely sets down the peculiar virtues of many of the precious stones which he describes: the diamond ‘neutralizes poison and dispels delirium’; amber, ‘worn on the neck, is a cure for fevers and other Diseases,’ and so on
the Blind Leaders of the Blind - The Diseases of our patients are so deep down in their hearts, and we are so blind to our own hearts, and to the Diseases of our own hearts, that such blood-guilty deaths take place with us every day
Gnostics - Their notion, that malevolent genii presided in nature, and occasioned Diseases and calamities, wars and desolations, induced them to apply themselves to the study of magic, in order to weaken the powers, or suspend the influence of these malignant agents
Spirit - The Spirit was the agent of Jesus' miraculous conception (Matthew 1:18 ,Matthew 1:18,1:20 ), came down on Jesus at His baptism (Matthew 3:16 ), led Him into the wilderness where He was tempted by the devil (Matthew 4:1 ), and enabled Him to heal Diseases and cast out demons (Matthew 12:28 )
Lamb, Lamb of God - The Servant would arise from humble origins, be despised and rejected, suffer physical wounds, and be treated like a leper, while taking upon himself our infirmities, Diseases, transgressions, iniquities, and deserved punishment for sin
Good - Suited to produce a salutary effect adapted to abate or cure medicinal salutary beneficial as, fresh vegetables are good for scorbutic Diseases
Tree - Great numbers of the eastern trees, in their native soil, flower twice in a year, and some flower and bear ripe fruit all the year round; and it is observed of these last, that they are at once the most frequent and the most useful to the inhabitants; their fruits, which always hang on them in readiness, containing cool juices, which are good in fevers, and other of the common Diseases of hot countries
Leper, Leprosy - It is now known that there are some skin Diseases which originate in an acarus, and others which proceed from a fungus
Salvation - First we examine the passages relating to the deliverance from Diseases or demoniacal possession. the withered hand (Mark 3:4), the issue of blood (Mark 5:28), certainly some of the Diseases of Mark 6:56, blindness (Mark 10:52)
Relics - In the end of the ninth century it was not sufficient to reverence departed saints, and to confide in their intercessions and succours; to clothe them with an imaginary power of healing Diseases, working miracles, and delivering from all sorts of calamities and dangers; their bones, their clothes, the apparel and furniture they had possessed during their lives, the very ground which they had touched, or in which their putrefied carcasses were laid, were treated with a stupid veneration, and supposed to retain the marvellous virtue of healing all disorders, both of body and mind, and of defending such as possessed them against all the assaults and devices of the devil
Leper - Two birds were taken for him, provided by the priest not the man; one was killed over running water, the other set free; accompanied with cedar wood (Juniper oxycedar , whose smoke was disinfectant), scarlet (representing rosy health and vigour), and hyssop (the caper plant, medicinally cleansing ulcers and skin Diseases)
Servant of the Lord - Matthew 8:17 also refers to Christ's ability to heal the sick and drive out evil spirits as a fulfillment of Isaiah 53:4 : "He took up our infirmities and carried our Diseases
Abgar - For it is said that with a word only thou makest the blind to see and the lame to walk, that thou cleansest lepers and castest out impure spirits and demons, and that thou healest those afflicted with lingering Diseases, and also that thou raisest the dead
Purification (2) - —The uncleanness of the leper seems to have been due not to the fear of contagion, for contagious Diseases were not, generally speaking, regarded as unclean, but to the repulsive appearance of this particular disease
Mission - Diseases, defects, excreseences of all kinds—physical, mental, spiritual—are foreign elements (Matthew 13:27-28, Luke 13:16). The deeds were signs (σημεῖα) that the Divine messenger could quicken body and soul (Mark 5:41-42, Luke 7:14-15, John 11:25; John 17:4); cure physical and spiritual Diseases; render efficient withered powers (Mark 3:1-5, Matthew 11:27,); add faculties, contrary to what might be expected, as in the case of the man born blind (John 9); redress evils caused by circumstances—for instance the fever due to the Capernaum district—(Luke 4:38-39); cleanse all the fountains of life, as in cures wrought for lepers (Mark 1:40-42, Luke 17:12-14); bestow abilities, receptive (Mark 8:22-25) and communicative (Matthew 9:32-33)
Miracles - ...
God is always the creator of life, the healer of Diseases, the calmer of storms and the provider of food, whether he does so through the normal processes of nature or through some miraculous intervention
Deaf And Dumb - ’ This free transference of the adjective by the same writer, as descriptive now of the one malady and now of the other, is clearly not due to any scientific knowledge of the Second Evangelist; it was enough for him that it connoted the crushing, maiming character of both Diseases
Clean, Cleanness - Because birds formed part of the Israelites' diet, a list of those species suitable for food excluded the ones that might carry communicable Diseases
Miracles - ( e ) In view of one of the explanations offered, attention must be called to the variety of the Diseases cured; nervous disorders and their consequences did not limit the range of His activity. ’ The miracles of healing are not all explicable, as he supposes, by what Matthew Arnold called moral therapeutics the influence of a strong personality over those suffering from nerve disorders, as they embrace Diseases of which the cure by any such means is quite incredible; and the evidence for the cosmic miracles, as the miracles showing power over nature apart from man have been called, is quite as good as for the healing miracles
Cures - ’ But he overlooks the influence of mental action in the cure of all kinds of disease, and not only of mental Diseases to which the above observations point. No limit can be laid down beyond which the occult forces of human life may not be taken advantage of for the healing not of nervous Diseases only, but of purely physical
Sweat - 1902, Murray), ‘Sudoriparous Glands (Diseases of)’; R
Possession - At a later date there was a disposition to ascribe all Diseases to possession, to multiply evil spirits beyond calculation, and to invest them with functions and activities of the most grotesque kind
Evil - Closely allied to the latter are the "evil Diseases" of Egypt (Deuteronomy 7:15 ) and the "evil Diseases" of Ecclesiastes 6:2
Leviticus - These chapters describe various causes of uncleanness, including improper diet, childbirth, and various skin Diseases
Salt - It not only ministers to give a taste to the several articles of meat, but to preserve animal life from leprosy, and similar Diseases
Miracles - ...
The miracles by the Lord and His apostles were nearly all wrought for the welfare of men, curing them from the Diseases of mind and body, and dispossessing them of demons, thus spoiling the kingdom of Satan
Cabbala - All the words, terms, magic figures, numbers, letters, charms, &c, used in the Jewish magic, as also in the hermetical science, are comprised under this species of cabbala; which professes to teach the art of curing Diseases, and performing other wonders, by means of certain arrangements of sacred letters and words
Angel - That they have a power over the human sensory, which they are occasionally permitted to exercise, and by means of which they may inflict Diseases, suggest evil thoughts, and be the instruments of temptation, must also be admitted
Touch - By a touch, recorded in its stronger form of grasp or imposition of hands, He healed one deaf and dumb (Mark 7:33), the blind man at Bethsaida (Mark 8:22-26), a woman with a spirit of infirmity (Luke 13:13), the epileptic lad (Mark 9:27), many divers Diseases (Mark 6:5), and the dead daughter of Jairus (Matthew 9:25)
Heal, Health - For Matthew understands "he took up our infirmities and carried our Diseases" to mean, not that Jesus was sick, but that he was concerned about the sick
Sea - These legends are corrected by more reliable accounts, which show that the birds fly over or float upon the sea uninjured; that no vapor is exhaled from its surface, except that caused by the rapid evaporation or its waters under the hot sun; and that the low level and excessive heat of the valley of the Jordan and the Dead Sea account for the Diseases prevailing there, without imagining any more fearful cause
Disciples - ...
The twelve were sent out as representatives of Jesus, commissioned to preach the coming of the kingdom, to cast out demons, and to heal Diseases (Matthew 10:1 ,Matthew 10:1,10:5-15 ; Acts 14:4 ; Luke 9:1-6 )
Atonement - ...
The entire passage significantly echoes the preceding passage in which a human being undergoes the same investigations and purifications for infectious skin Diseases, and it anticipates the important regulations of Leviticus 16 concerning the Day of Atonement, the most important sacrifice of all, when sacrifice is made for the cleansing of the sins of all the people
Luke, Gospel of - Jesus is Lord over incurable Diseases and death (Luke 8:40-56 )
Priest, Priesthood - In addition, they diagnosed and regulated the expulsion and readmission of people with infectious skin Diseases (Leviticus 13 ; cf
Adam (1) - Even in His humiliation He exercised unlimited sway over man's bodily Diseases and even death itself, over vegetable nature (the fig tree), the dumb animal kingdom (the ass's colt), the inorganic world, the restless sea, and the invisible world of demons; compare Psalm...
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Exorcism - ...
The Twelve, after being chosen, were ordained to be with Jesus in order that they might go forth (a) to preach, (b) to have power to heal Diseases, and (c) ἐκβάλλειν τὰ δαιμόνια (Mark 3:14-15, Matthew 10:1)
Job - And let them have patience; ay, and far more patience than all the patience of Job, even as they are called to endure far more than all the accumulated losses and all the intolerable Diseases of Job
Naaman - It may lie in putting away all your present reading, and giving up much more of your time and attention to books that treat of the soul, its Diseases, its discipline, and its salvation
Resurrection - Great general changes it will experience, as from corruption to incorruption, from mortality to immortality; great changes of a particular kind will also take place, as its being freed from deformities and defects, and the accidental varieties produced by climate, aliments, labour, and hereditary Diseases
the Angel of the Church in Philadelphia - For if a minister is to be a real minister; if he is to know, as by the best and the latest science, all the Diseases and all the pains in the souls of the saints who are in his ward, of necessity he must have been taken through all those spiritual experiences himself; of necessity they have all been made to meet in him
Apostle - Having chosen and constituted twelve persons, under the name of Apostles, our blessed Lord determined that for some time they should be continually with him, not only to attend upon his public ministry, but to enjoy the benefit of his private conversation, that he might furnish them the better for the great work in which they were to be employed; and that, at length, after suitable preparation, he might, with greater advantage, send them abroad to preach his Gospel, and thus make way for his own visits to some more distant parts, where he had not yet been; and to enable them more effectually to do this, he endowed them with the power of working miracles, of curing Diseases, and casting out demons
Devil - This demoniacal possession is referred to as the cause of various Diseases, the cases being preponderantly such as exhibit symptoms of psychical disease in association with physical (see Possession)
Judges, the Book of - Jahn (Hebrew Commonwealth) truly says the Book of Judges is a record of the exceptional Diseases of the body politic, while the years of health are passed over in silence
Spirit - The Diseases which these spirits were supposed to convey to their victims were often spoken of as belonging to them inherently (Mark 9:17; Mark 9:25 etc
Immorality, Sexual - Recessive genes often become dominant and endow the fetus with various kinds of Diseases or congenital malformations
Sin (2) - ...
From the first the proclamation of the good news, accompanied as it was with the curing of Diseases and the casting out of demons (Matthew 10:7-8, Luke 9:1-2), witnessed to the real character of Christ’s work asredemption, ransom, and salvation
Sin - 6:22); unpleasantness: “And the Lord will take away from thee all sickness, and will put more of the evil Diseases of Egypt … upon thee …” ( Palestine - Worn out by immorality, by leprosy and other Diseases, and by mutual dissensions, the unworthy champions of the Cross disappeared before the heroic Saladin, leaving as their legacy to the country a score or so of place names; a quantity of worthless ecclesiastical traditions; a number of castles and churches, few of which possess any special architectural interest, and many of which, by a strange irony, have been converted into mosques; and, among the Arab natives, an unquenchable hatred of Christianity
Miracle - But were he to recover his patient merely by commanding him to see, or by anointing his eyes with spittle, we should with the utmost confidence pronounce the cure to be a miracle; because we know perfectly that neither the human voice nor human spittle have, by the established constitution of things, any such power over the Diseases of the eye
Paulinus, Bishop of Nola - The 3rd describes the concourse from all parts to the tomb of Felix, and the power he manifested of casting out devils and curing Diseases ( ib
Miracles - That Diseases should be generally cured by the application of external causes, and sometimes at the mere word of a prophet, and without the visible application of causes, are facts not inconsistent with each other in the nature of things themselves, nor irreconcilable according to our ideas
Materialism - He has observed the action of the brain, has watched the progress of its Diseases, and has seen the close connection which exists between many of its afflictions, and the power of thought
Christianity - All these miracles, therefore, must be taken collectively, and present attestations of the loftiest kind, as being manifestly the work of the "finger of God," wrought under circumstances which precluded mistake, and exhibiting an immense variety, from the staying of the very wheels of the planetary system,—as when the sun and moon paused in their course, and the shadow on the dial of Ahaz went backward,—to the supernatural changes wrought upon the elements of matter, the healing of incurable Diseases, the expulsion of tormenting demons, and the raising of the dead
Tatianus - ) as one of the better aeons unaffected by that change of seasons which is productive of various Diseases, as partaking of a perfect temperature, as possessing endless day and light, and as unapproachable by mortals such as we are
Christ in Mohammedan Literature - Then the Jew told the nobles that he could cure all Diseases and even raise the dead