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     The following is the results of your search for enchantments.

Enchantments: 1. The rendering of Hebrew latim or lehatim, which means "something covered," "muffled up;" secret arts, tricks

(Exodus 7:11,22; 8:7,18) by which the Egyptian magicians imposed on the credulity of Pharaoh.

2. The rendering of the Hebrew keshaphim, "muttered spells" or "incantations," rendered "sorceries" in (Isaiah 47:9,12) i.e., the using of certain formulae under the belief that men could thus be bound.

3. Hebrew lehashim, "charming," as of serpents (Jeremiah 8:17) comp.

(Psalms 58:5)

4. Hebrew nehashim, the enchantments or omens used by Balaam

(Numbers 24:1) his endeavouring to gain omens favourable to his design.

5. Hebrew heber (Isaiah 47:9,12) "magical spells." All kinds of enchantments were condemned by the Mosaic law (Leviticus 19:26; Deuteronomy 18:10-12)


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