There are no exorcisms in the Bible before Yeshua (note: unless you are in a church that reads the Apocrypha as scripture, in which case Tobit has the first exorcism). The few exorcisms in Acts seem to be about the Presence of Yeshua validating the movement in the early days. I take it that exorcism is primarily a sign of the kingdom (reign of God) brought to the fore in the clash between the “Holy One of God” and the forces of evil who ruin creation. There are only six exorcisms in the gospels:
- The Man in the Capernaum Synagogue, Mark 1:23-27 (Lk 4:33-36).
- The Gerasene Demoniac, Mark 5:1-20 (Mt 8:28-34; Lk 8:26-39).
- The Syro-Phoenician Woman’s Daughter, Mark 7:25-30 (Mt 15:21-28).
- The Deaf and Mute Spirit, Mark 9:14-29 (Mt 17:14-20; Lk 9:37-43).
- The Blind and Mute Man, Matthew 12:22-24.
- The Bent Woman, Luke 13:10-16.