He will give his angels charge of you,
To guard you in all your ways.
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whose principal acts of evil are to kill
newborn infants and cause others to be stillborn. In
the Testament of Solomon, Obyzouth appears with
disheveled hair and arrogantly refuses to answer ques-
tions until King
has purified himself by
washing his hands and has sat on his throne. The king
complies. Obyzouth describes how she travels about
every night, visiting women as they give birth, and
strangling their newborns. She is successful every
night. She also injures eyes, condemns mouths,
destroys minds, and makes bodies feel pain. She is
thwarted by the archangel Raphael, and admits that
she will flee to the “other world” (the realm of
demons) if women who are in labor write her name on
a piece of parchment.
The horrified king has Obyzouth bound by her hair
and hung in front of the Temple of Jerusalem, so that
everyone who passes through will glorify the God of
Israel, who has given Solomon command over the