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Holman Bible Dictionary
KJV translation of two Greek words. In Galatians 3:1
, Paul criticized the Galatians for being “captivated by the falsehood” (baskaino) of the Judaizers to the point of straying from the Gospel. The Greek word used here has a history in magical evil and the casting of spells. “Bewitch” is also used as a translation of another word (existemi) that modern versions translate as “amazed,” “astonish,” or “astound” (Acts 8:9
These dictionary topics are from the Holman Bible Dictionary, published by Broadman & Holman, 1991. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Broadman & Holman.
Butler, Trent C. Editor. Entry for 'Bewitch'. Holman Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hbd/b/bewitch.html. 1991.