paralysis / palsy
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
edited by Paul J. Achtemier (San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1985)
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paralysis, one of the diseases Jesus heals (Matt. 8:5-13; 9:1-8; 12:9-14; Mark 2:1-12; 3:1-6; Luke 5:17-26; 6:6-11) to illustrate the arrival of the Kingdom of God and fulfill the expectation that in the eschatological age such defects in Gods creation would be eliminated (see Isa. 35:5-6).
Edited for BibleTexts.com by Robert Nguyen Cramer