Re: The Egyptian Sorcerors
Egyptian sorcery, and sorcery in general, was believed. It still is, though not by the majority.
Originally posted by Jesus Believe Me
This sorcery would have been kept to the high priests. The common Egyptian man would not be allowed access to it, as a person with that kind of power would be a threat to the empire.
Supposedly, such sorcery had long been practiced by the egyptians, since it is illogical for Pharoah to have commanded men to come against Moses who he knew did not have such power.
How do you know that?
Yet there do not seem to be many accounts outside of the OT which suggest that they ever tried or in fact, could turn staffs into snakes and change water into blood. Also, no such event has ever been replicated by any 'sorceror' in modern times.
It's possible that the sorcery involved was nothing more than smoke and mirrors that fooled the Egyptians. Ancient parlor tricks.
Did God only allow these sorceror's power to work at certain times or is it a hint that these events never occured?
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. --Aesop