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Ghost, Demon, or Hallucination: Did Samuel Return from the Dead?

Teaching through the Bible yearly as a Biblical Literature prof at Western Seminary has given me the opportunity to interact with many challenging interpretive questions. One that still puzzles me is the account of Samuel’s posthumous appearance before Saul and the witch of En-dor (1 Samuel 28:8-14). Saul was facing a critical battle with the…Continue reading Ghost, Demon, or Hallucination: Did Samuel Return from the Dead?