Reader: What do you think about the incident of Ov necromancy in the book of Shemuel, when Shaul haMelekh wants to talk to the already-deceased Shemuel haNavi?
Mesora: The Radak says clearly on the spot, that it was all a metaphor, not that Shmuel was actually raised from the dead, which is an impossibility for man, let alone a heathen. When prophets did similar miracles, it was still G-d who actually performed the miracle. As Saadia Gaon says, "....man has no power over the elements". Radak mentioned that the baales Ov, who needed to impress Saul, only claimed to see Shmuel, but didn't. Saul, who wished to hear Shmuel, heard, but only imagined so. And the two men who didn't care either way about Saul's attempt to "bring up Shmuel" neither saw, nor heard. Radak clearly understands that entire account to be taken non-literally.