The words so translated have several signification: the practice of secret arts, ( Exodus 7:11 Exodus 7:22 ; 8:7 ); "muttered spells," ( 2 Kings 9:22 ; Micah 5:12 ) the charming of serpents, ( Ecclesiastes 10:11 ) the enchantments sought by Balaam, ( Numbers 24:1 ) the use of magic, ( Isaiah 47:9 Isaiah 47:12 ) Any resort to these methods of imposture was strictly forbidden in Scripture, ( Leviticus 19:26 ; Isaiah 47:9 ) etc.; but to eradicate the tendency is almost impossible, ( 2 Kings 17:17 ) and we find it still flourishing at the Christian era. ( Acts 13:6 Acts 13:8 ) [E] indicates this entry was also found in Easton's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationSmith, William, Dr. "Entry for 'Enchantments'". "Smith's Bible Dictionary". . 1901.