Witch @ Occurs only in Exodus:22:18, as the rendering of _mekhashshepheh_, the feminine form of the word, meaning "enchantress" (R.V., "sorceress"), and in Deuteronomy:18:10, as the rendering of _mekhashshepheth_, the masculine form of the word, meaning "enchanter."
Witchcraft @ ( 1Samuel:15:23; 2Kings:9:22; 2Chronicals:33:6; Micah:5:12; Nahum:3:4; Galatians:5:20). In the popular sense of the word no mention is made either of witches or of witchcraft in Scripture. The "witch of En-dor" ( 1Samuel:28) was a necromancer, i.e., one who feigned to hold converse with the dead. The damsel with "a spirit of divination" Acts:16:16) was possessed by an evil spirit, or, as the words are literally rendered, "having a spirit, a pithon." The reference is to the heathen god Apollo, who was regarded as the god of prophecy.