Male and female practitioners in sorcery or divination who were unacceptable in Israel (Lev. 19: 31). Saul's visit to Endor to persuade a woman to bring up Samuel from the dead (1 Sam. 28: 9) went against his own legislation. Sorcerers were banned again under Josiah (639–609 BCE; 2 Kgs. 23: 24). See witchcraft.