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Holman Bible Dictionary [1]

ek stasis  2 Corinthians 12:2-3 1 Samuel 10:9 1 Samuel 19:20 2 Kings 9:1 1 Samuel 10:5 2 Kings 3:15-16 1 Samuel 10:10 1 Samuel 19:23 2 Kings 3:15 1 Samuel 19:24 1 Samuel 21:15 2 Kings 9:11 Jeremiah 29:26 Hosea 9:7 Jeremiah 29:26 Jeremiah 29:31

In the New Testament Paul's experience of being caught up into the third heaven or paradise ( 2 Corinthians 12:2-4 ) is an example of an ecstatic experience. Paul twice pleaded ignorance of whether this experience was “in or out of the body.” Paul preferred to boast in his weakness than in such spiritual experiences ( 2 Corinthians 12:5 ). The gift of speaking in tongues is thought by some to involve an ecstatic state. See Prophets Prophecy; Tongues, Gift of.

Webster's Dictionary [2]

(1): ( n.) Violent distraction of mind; violent emotion; excessive grief of anxiety; insanity; madness.

(2): ( v. t.) To fill ecstasy, or with rapture or enthusiasm.

(3): ( n.) A state which consists in total suspension of sensibility, of voluntary motion, and largely of mental power. The body is erect and inflexible; the pulsation and breathing are not affected.

(4): ( n.) Excessive and overmastering joy or enthusiasm; rapture; enthusiastic delight.

(5): ( n.) The state of being beside one's self or rapt out of one's self; a state in which the mind is elevated above the reach of ordinary impressions, as when under the influence of overpowering emotion; an extraordinary elevation of the spirit, as when the soul, unconscious of sensible objects, is supposed to contemplate heavenly mysteries.

Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament [3]

See Rapture and Tongues, Gift Of.