The Occult Laboratory: Magic, Science, and Second Sight in Late Seventeenth-Century Scotland

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APPENDIX
Quotations of Biblical Passages Cited
in the Texts above 1

Kirk's Secret Commonwealth

p. 82: Philippians 2, 10. 'That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth.'

p. 83: Luke 13, 26. When the master of the house returns and makes his servants answer for themselves. 'Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets.'

p. 85: Daniel 10, 13. 'But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.'

p. 86: 1 Kings 18, 42[—4]. 'And Elijah went up to the top of Carmel; and he cast himself down upon the earth, and put his face between his knees.' In this way he saw 'a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand,' which his servant could not discern till he had looked for the seventh time.

Luke 1, 20. When the angel Gabriel appeared to Zacharias in the temple to foretell the birth of John, he said: 'And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.'

2 Kings 6, 17. 'And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.'

Acts 5, 9. Ananias, Sapphira's husband, had fallen dead for a 'lie to the Holy Ghost'. When Sapphira repeated the lie three hours after, Peter declared 'behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out'.

2 Corinthians 12, 3—4. 'And I knew that such a man, (whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter.'

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For the convenience of the reader, quotations are given here of all passages which are cited in the original texts without being quoted. Note that neither passages that are actually quoted by the authors in question, nor allusions which have been identified editorially, are here included.

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