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Easton's Bible Dictionary


from the Latin sortiarius, one who casts lots, or one who tells the lot of others. (See DIVINATION.)

In Dan 2:2 it is the rendering of the Hebrew mekhashphim, i.e., mutterers, men who professed to have power with evil spirits. The practice of sorcery exposed to severest punishment (Mal 3:5; Rev 21:8; 22:15).

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words
1 Strong's Number: g3097 Greek: magos


(a) "one of a median caste, a magician:" see WISE;

(b) "a wizard, sorcerer, a pretender to magic powers, a professor of the arts of witchcraft," Act 13:6, 8, where Bar-Jesus was the Jewish name, Elymas, an Arabic word meaning "wise." Hence the name Magus, "the magician," originally applied to Persian priests. In the Sept., only in Dan 2:2, 10, of the "enchanters," RV (AV, "astrologers"), of Babylon. The superior Greek version of Daniel by Theodotion has it also at Dan 1:20; 2:27; 4:7; 5:7, 11, 15.

2 Strong's Number: g5333 Greek: pharmakos


an adjective signifying "devoted to magical arts," is used as a noun, "a sorcerer," especially one who uses drugs, potions, spells, enchantments, Rev 21:8, in the best texts (some have pharmakeus), and Rev 22:15.

Smith's Bible Dictionary




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