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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" (Madmenah), 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.

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Fausset, Andrew Robert M.A., D.D., "Definition for 'madmen (1)' Fausset's Bible Dictionary". - Fausset's; 1878.

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