The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleMark 5:3
Who had his dwelling among the tombs…
Which is one of
the characters of a madman among the Jews; who say it is F17
``the sign of a madman, that he goeth out in the night, (twrbqh)
(tybb Nlhw) , "and lodges among the tombs", and rends his
garments, and loses what is given to him.''
The same they say, in the same place, of an hypochondriac, and
melancholy man; and of Kordiacus, which they give out F18 is a demon
that possesses, and has power over some sort of persons:
and no man could bind him, no, not with chains;
so as to hold him
for any length of time: not only cords were insufficient to hold,
but even chains of iron; so strong was he through the possession;
for this could not be by his own natural strength.
F17 T. Hieros. Gittin, fol. 48. 3. & Trumot, fol. 40. 2.
F18 Jarchi & Bartenora in Misn. Gittin, c. 7. sect. 1.