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4:16 a beast’s mind. The mental illness in which a person imagines himself to be an animal is called “zoanthropy” (a compound of the Greek words for “animal” and “man”).
let seven periods of time pass over him. This means seven periods of unspecified duration (cf. vv. 23, 25), such as seasons, years, or months.