It is first to be noted that a definition of terms is essential for the reader to have an adequate understanding of divination. In the Hebrew text of the Bible the earliest writings one sees is the word Ḳeṣem (קֶסֶם), which is usually rendered "Divination". In the New American Standard translation of the Bible the term occurs twenty times. It comes from the root word divine which is related to a deity or to make out by supernatural insight. However, in the negative, the term also means soothsayer which is synonymous with divination, spiritism, and enchantment. The second term that is necessary to understand is sorcery. The Hebrew verb is kāshaph (כָּשַׁף), from a root denoting “to have a dark appearance,” or to "seek relief by magical means." In the New Testament ...
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