A term used in two different senses. The OT suggests that God may occasionally inflict a state of insanity upon individuals as a punishment. The term may also be used of someone whose words or actions are difficult to understand or easy to reject, as with Jesus Christ’s preaching and healing.
Madness as a punishment
Madness linked with folly
Accusations of madness against God’s servants
David feigned madness to save his life
|1025||God, anger of|
|5086||David, rise of|