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Concerning the witch, it is said (Exo. 12:18), "Thou shalt not suffer her to live," and elsewhere (Exo. 19:13) the expression, "Shall not live," is used in connection with "He shall surely be stoned"; therefore, by Gezerah shawah, in the first case the particular penalty is to be the same as in the second.
- Wilhelm Bacher and Lewis N. Dembitz, Capital Punishment,  Jewish Encyclopedia (1901), at http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=128&letter=C.