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The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary

Necromancer

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We meet with this name but once in Scripture, (Deuteronomy 18:11) but that once is enough to shew, that from the earliest days there have been characters of such awfulness. The word is derived from Nekros, Greek, and signifies one who pretends to discourse with the dead. By the law, all that exercised this art were condemned to punishment; yea, the Lord said, "I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people." (Leviticus 20:6) The woman at Endor practised this art, and made Saul in his horrors of mind, a dupe to her delusion. (1 Samuel 28:5 etc.) The prophet Isaiah hath described the character of such, Isaiah 29:4. Is it not astonishing that in the days of the gospel any should be found daring enough to exercise such an art, and still more that any should be found so foolish as to give credit to such persons?


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Hawker, Robert D.D. Entry for 'Necromancer'. Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance and Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/pmd/n/necromancer.html. London. 1828.

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Monday, June 24th, 2019
the Week of Proper 7 / Ordinary 12
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