Places Study on Madmen

Places Study on Madmen

Isaiah 10: Madmenah is removed; the inhabitants of Gebim gather themselves to flee.
Jeremiah 48: There shall be no more praise of Moab: in Heshbon they have devised evil against it; come, and let us cut it off from being a nation. Also thou shalt be cut down, O Madmen; the sword shall pursue thee.

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Holman Bible Dictionary - Madmen
(mad mehn) A name meaning “Dung pit,” applied to a city of Moab (Jeremiah 48:2 ). Dimon (Dibon), the capital city, is perhaps the intended reference. See Dimon . Jeremiah's dirge perhaps refers to Asshurbanipal's suppression of a Moabite revolt in 650 B.C.



Easton's Bible Dictionary - Madmen
Ibid., a Moabite town threatened with the sword of the Babylonians (Jeremiah 48:2 ).

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Madmen (2)
("madness".) The Easterners regard madmen with a superstitious reverence, as idolatrous worshippers seemed, and true worshippers were really, rapt out of themselves by divine inspiration (1 Kings 18:26; 1 Kings 18:28; 1 Samuel 19:21-24). Hence arose the contemptuous sneer as to Jesus (John 10:20), "He hath a devil and is mad"; also the designation "mad fellow" applied to the prophet who anointed Jehu (2 Kings 9:11), and to Jeremiah (Jeremiah 29:26), and to Paul (Acts 26:24-25). David availed himself of this half reverential, half-contemptuous forbearance toward madmen, to save himself at Achish's court by feigning madness (1 Samuel 21:13-15).

Fausset's Bible Dictionary - Madmen (1)
A town of Moat, whose doom Jeremiah (Jeremiah 48:2) foretells. Playing on the similarly sounding Hebrew word for silence, damam , "thou city of silence (or Madmen) shalt be brought to silence" (Isaiah 15:1); in Isaiah 25:10, "Moab ... trodden down for the dunghill" (Μadmenah ), or as the Hebrew text (kethib ), "in the waters of Madmenah," evidently alludes to Madmen, with a play on its meaning "dunghill," the lowest stage of degradation.

Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Madmen
MADMEN. A place in Moab, which, if the MT [Note: Massoretic Text.] be correct, has not been identified. The name occurs only in Jeremiah 48:1-47 [Gr. Jeremiah 31:2 ], where there is a characteristic word-play: gam Madmçn tiddômî , ‘also, O Madmen, thou shalt be brought to silence’ (LXX [Note: Septuagint.] kai pausin pausetai ). It is a very natural suggestion that the initial m of Madmen has arisen by dittography from the final m of the preceding word, and that for Madmen we should read Dimon (cf. Isaiah 15:9 ), i.e . Dibon (cf. Jeremiah 48:18 ). Cf. art. Medeba.

Morrish Bible Dictionary - Madmen
A doomed city of Moab. Jeremiah 48:2 .

Webster's Dictionary - Madmen
(pl.) of Madman

American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Madmen
An unknown place in Moab, Jeremiah 48:2 .

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Madmen - Madmen. Jeremiah 31:2 ], where there is a characteristic word-play: gam Madmçn tiddômî , ‘also, O Madmen, thou shalt be brought to silence’ (LXX [Note: Septuagint. It is a very natural suggestion that the initial m of Madmen has arisen by dittography from the final m of the preceding word, and that for Madmen we should read Dimon (cf
Madmen (1) - Playing on the similarly sounding Hebrew word for silence, damam , "thou city of silence (or Madmen) shalt be brought to silence" (Isaiah 15:1); in Isaiah 25:10, "Moab . trodden down for the dunghill" (Μadmenah ), or as the Hebrew text (kethib ), "in the waters of Madmenah," evidently alludes to Madmen, with a play on its meaning "dunghill," the lowest stage of degradation
Madmen (2) - ) The Easterners regard Madmen with a superstitious reverence, as idolatrous worshippers seemed, and true worshippers were really, rapt out of themselves by divine inspiration (1 Kings 18:26; 1 Kings 18:28; 1 Samuel 19:21-24). David availed himself of this half reverential, half-contemptuous forbearance toward Madmen, to save himself at Achish's court by feigning madness (1 Samuel 21:13-15)
Dimon - Jeremiah 48:2 calls a Moabite town, “Madmen. ” The Hebrew word, Madmen , may involve a play on words referring to Dimon
Lunatics - It has been the fashion to decry and ridicule the doctrine of demoniacal possessions, and to represent the patients merely as lunatics or Madmen. The testimony of the demoniacs to Christ was not that of Madmen or idiots
Ecstasy - Prophetic ecstasy could be accompanied by irrational behavior (1 Samuel 19:24 ; perhaps 1 Samuel 21:15 ) leading prophets to be identified with Madmen (2 Kings 9:11 ; Jeremiah 29:26 ; Hosea 9:7 )
Medeba - Moab again held Medeba ( Isaiah 15:2 , and probably also Jeremiah 48:2 ; but see Madmen)
Daemoniac - Whatever they relate concerning the larvati, the cerriti, and the lymphatici, shows that these were merely people disordered in mind, in the same unfortunate situation with those Madmen, ideots, and melancholy persons, whom we have among ourselves. It appears still more evident that all the persons spoken of as possessed with devils in the New Testament, were either mad or epileptic, and precisely in the same condition with the Madmen and epileptics of modern times
Tongues, Gift of - Speakers in foreign tongues speak like "children weaned from the milk, with stammering lips," ridiculous because unintelligible to the hearers (Isaiah 28:14), or like babbling drunkards (Acts 2:13), or Madmen (1 Corinthians 14:20-23)
Unbelief - ’ He suggested that an assembly where all were speaking with this strange utterance would seem to an outsider like a gathering of Madmen, and would confirm any unbeliever in his unbelief, whereas the general practice of prophesying would reach the reason and the heart of any unbelievers who happened to be present, and would lead such to confess that God was truly present in this Christian assembly (1 Corinthians 14:22-24)
Will - Accordingly, in whatever instances such freedom of will is not presupposed, (as in the cases of idiots and Madmen,) the operation of such enactments is suspended