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Leviticus 19:31

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19:31 Do not turn to the spirits of the dead and do not seek familiar spirits 1  to become unclean by them. I am the Lord your God.

Leviticus 20:6

Context
Prohibition against Spiritists and Mediums 2 

20:6 “‘The person who turns to the spirits of the dead and familiar spirits 3  to commit prostitution by going after them, I will set my face 4  against that person and cut him off from the midst of his people.

1 sn The prohibition here concerns those who would seek special knowledge through the spirits of the dead, whether the dead in general or dead relatives in particular (i.e., familiar spirits; see J. E. Hartley, Leviticus [WBC], 321, and B. A. Levine, Leviticus [JPSTC], 134). Cf. Lev 20:6 below.

2 sn For structure and coherence in Lev 20:6-27 see the note on v. 27 below.

3 tn See the note on the phrase “familiar spirits” in Lev 19:31 above.

4 tn Heb “I will give my faces.”



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