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        is extremely common in the East from many causes. Blind beggars figure repeatedly in the New Testament Mt 12:22 and "opening the eyes of the blind" is mentioned in prophecy as a peculiar attribute of the Messiah. Isa 29:18; 42:7 etc. The Jews were specially charged to treat the blind with compassion and care. Le 19:14; De 27:18 Blindness willfully inflicted for political or other purposes is alluded to in Scripture. 1Sa 11:2; Jer 39:7

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Smith, William, Dr "Meaning and Definition for 'blindness' in Smiths Bible Dictionary". - Smith's; 1901.

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