Humanities Lecture 1.30

Humanities Lecture 1.30 - Humanities Lecture: 1/30 Magic in...

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Humanities Lecture: 1/30 Magic in the Hebrew Bible I. Introduction A. What is Magic? 1. Objective Definition - Composed of techniques to achieve goals through  supernatural means 2. Subjective Definition – Harnessing non-human powers through mystical  powers a) Carries with it connotations with illegitimacy and something that is  opposed to legitimate religion b) The definition of magic will differ from culture to culture c) What are objectively magical practices, they are not considered magic  at all, they are just normal practices II. Categories of Magic A. Practitioners of Magic 1. Deut 18: 10-11 a) No one shall be found among you who makes a son or daughter pass  through fire, or who practices divination, or is a soothsayer, or an auger,  or a sorcerer, or one who casts spells, or who consults ghosts or spirits, or  b) 3 Groups of people: people who tell the future, people who casts  spells, and people who use the dead to find out about the future
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