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Shlomi Fish’s Homepage Sources - www.shlomifish.orgProject mention: Hypothesis: The Ancient Hebrew Verb "Lenabé" (לנבא) originally meant "to be crazy"/"to act crazy" including in today's casual sense | reddit.com/r/linguistics | 2021-02-05
Well, Plato considered craziness as divine (but excluded humour for example): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Divine_madness . Later on, navi was mistranslated by the Septuaginte as "prophet", which also influenced later Jewish thought. Anyway, insane people at the time were likely used as sources of guidance and advice (see a WiP essay I wrote about that and "a navi" (נביא) was also a philosopher, educator, and entertainer (like the image macro based on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GoZ3bu23BMA jokes about).