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Ancient middle easterners were a very superstitious people. As such, they believed that there was a great deal of power in a god's name and it was believed that all gods had secret, divine names that carried magical powers. In fact, one spell tells the story of how Isis discovered the secret name of Ra, which she then used to increase her own magical skills. ...


The original Hebrew word is shav', which by definition in Hebrew Dictionary goes: evil (as destructive), literally (ruin) or morally; figuratively idolatry (as false, subjective), uselessness (as deceptive, objective; also adverbially, in vain) -- false(-ly), lie, lying, vain, vanity. While the word shav' is used many time in the OT, the KJV bible ...

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