NECROMANCER, NECROMANCY (nĕk'rō-măn-sẽr, nĕk'rō-măn-sē). Necromancy was a form of witchcraft and was considered one of the “black” or diabolical arts. Etymologically, the term signifies conversing with the dead for purposes of consultation or divination. The Mosaic Law sternly forbade such a practice (
NECROMANCY. Divination by communicating with the dead. See Divination.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (1915)
See Astrology, 1; DIVINATION; WITCHCRAFT.