Mark 9:25 Commentary - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments
25. The people came running together They had before run forward to him. They now crowded around in close circle to witness the expected miracle. Rebuked the foul spirit The words were not directed to the child, nor to his disease; but to the spirit that possessed the child and produced the disease. Dumb and deaf Not that the spirit was dumb and deaf; for it is plain that he heard Jesus, and that he cried when driven from the child.
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Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments
Daniel D. Whedon (1808-1885) was a prominent university professor, theologian, and author. He served as Professor of Ancient Languages at Wesleyan University in Connecticut; as Professor of Rhetoric at the University of Michigan; and as editor of the Methodist Quarterly Review from 1856 to1884. He authored numerous books including Commentary on the New Testament (New York: Carlton & Porter, 1860); Commentary on the Old Testament (New York: Nelson & Phillips, 1873); What is Arminianism? (Toronto: W. Briggs, 1879); and Essays, Reviews, and Discourses (New York: Phillips & Hunt, 1887).