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Book: The Old Testament Hebrew Scriptures in Five Minutes

Chapter: 50. Where Is the Magic?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44915


Both the biblical and archaeological records show that the ancient Israelite world view was rife with belief in magic. Moses, Aaron, Samuel, Elijah, Elisha, and Jesus all perform magical feats and miracles. Why, then, are the practitioners of magical arts to be stoned to death?

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