September 7, 2017


What do you call a male witch?


A wizard, and they too are condemned in scripture -

2 Chronicles 33:6 (RSV) “And he (Israelite King Mannaseh’s who was wicked) burned his sons as an offering in the valley of the son of Hinnom, and practiced soothsaying and augury and sorcery, and dealt withmediums and with wizards. He did much evil in the sight of the LORD, provoking him to anger.” The Israelites were under Assyrian bondage and King Mannaseh imitated the practice of the Assyrian religion.  

Deuteronomy 18:10-11 (RSV) “There shall not be found among you any one who burns his son or his daughter as an offering, any one who practices divination, a soothsayer, or an augur, or a sorcerer, or a charmer, or a medium, or a wizard, or a necromancer.” Moses is warning the Israelites not to imitate the practices of surrounding pagan religions and cultures.