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Morrish Bible Dictionary

Witch, Witchcraft

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The word kashaph is 'to use magical formulas or incantations,' 'to practise sorcery.' A witch was not suffered to live. Exodus 22:18 ; Deuteronomy 18:10 ; 2 Kings 9:22 ; 2 Chronicles 33:6 ; Micah 5:12 ; Nahum 3:4 . In 1 Samuel 15:23 the word is qesem, divination. In Galatians 5:20 it is φαρμακεία, sorcery. See DIVINATION.

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Morrish, George. Entry for 'Witch, Witchcraft '. Morrish Bible Dictionary. 1897.

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