[b-hebrew] Exodus 22:17

Michael michaelabernat9001 at sbcglobal.net
Thu Oct 22 01:40:07 EDT 2009

I recently read a reference to Donald Bretherton's suggestion that Exodus 22:17 
 מְכַשֵּׁפָה לֹא תְחַיֶּה 

be translated  
"A woman practicing magic must not restore to life any dead person or beast: she will surely be put to death."

While I can see a few variations on "Do not allow a sorceress (or necromancer) to live, I can't see how this translation makes sense.

Am I missing something? 


Michael Abernathy

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