[b-hebrew] Exodus 22:17

Stoney Breyer stoneyb at touchwoodcreative.com
Thu Oct 22 07:23:49 EDT 2009

Looks to me like he's conflating it with the following verse. 

Stoney Breyer

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Subject: [b-hebrew] Exodus 22:17

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? 


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