Hall of Biblical Magick
An account of magickal acts performed by Biblical characters.
The Second Book of Kings in the Bible describes Elijah's expertise with enchantments. His magickal acts include necromancy (raising the dead), cursing children (in the name of the Lord) and having the children mauled by bears because they teased him about his baldness, removing poison from a pot of stew, and foretelling the future through the use of signs.
Jesus is believed by many to have been THE greatest Sorcerer of all time. Some even believe him to have been THE greatest Witch ever, coven included (twelve apostles and Jesus made thirteen). Born from a human woman and THE Christian God, it is no wonder that his magickal powers were extraordinary. The list is long of all his magickal enchantments, but to name a few, Jesus' magickal repertoire include healing leprosy, calming the seas, healing the blind, feeding a multitude with scarcely anything at hand, walking on water, exorcism, necromancy, calming the winds and rains, healing the lame, turning water into wine, transfiguration, cursing a fig tree, and restoring a severed ear.
Moses was chosen by God to deliver the Israelites from the land of Egypt. In order to convince the Egyptian Pharaoh to release the Israelites, God empowered Moses to perform miracles in the form of various magickal acts. By magick produced by the power of God, Moses was empowered to turn his staff into a snake, bring forth numerous plagues upon the Egyptians, and part the Red Sea so that the Israelites could pass and escape the pursuing Egyptians. The magick performed by Moses, thus, was supplied by God. Moses simply followed instructions and was not directly involved in bringing the magick to life. The Egyptians, however, performed the same magickal acts as Moses, yet they were Sorcerers and not empowered by God, though some Biblical scholars claim that the magick performed by the Egyptians was empowered by demons.
According to Josephus, Solomon's knowledge to expel and control demons came from God. Solomon "composed incantations that served also as exorcisms to drive away demons as well as distempers." It is also said that Solomon was gifted the power over the wind by God and that he employed Djinns (which are demons) as workers. It is believed that the of temple of Baalbec in Lebanon, and the city itself, were erected by Djinns at the command and control of Solomon.