DUMB, DUMBNESS. See DISEASE, DISEASES.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
Temporary dumbness was inflicted as a sign upon Ezekiel (3:26; 24:27; 33:22) and as a punishment for unbelief upon Zacharias (
This is especially noted in the case of the epileptic boy (
In an old 14th-century psalter "dumb" is used as a verb in