Deaf (חֵרֵשׁ, cheresh'; κωφός, both, especially the latter, implying dumbness also). Moses extended the protection of a special statute to the deaf mute: "Thou shalt not curse the deaf" (Le 19:14). This enactment not only absolutely prohibited the reviling of these unfortunates, but might also be understood figuratively, as if Moses recommended that kindness and instruction should be shown to them (Isa 29:18,24; Mt 11:5; Mr 7:32). SEE DUMB.

Bible concordance for DEAFNESS.

Definition of deaf

See also the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

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