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The Definition of the word Soothsayer

Soothsayer

One who pretends to prognosticate future events. Baalam is so "called (Josh. 13:22; Heb. kosem, a "diviner," as rendered 1 Sam." "6:2; rendered "prudent," Isa. 3:2). In Isa. 2:6 and Micah 5:12" "(Heb. yonenim, i.e., "diviners of the clouds") the word is used" of the Chaldean diviners who studied the clouds. In Dan. 2:27; "5:7 the word is the rendering of the Chaldee gazrin, i.e.," "deciders or "determiners", here applied to Chaldean" "astrologers, "who, by casting nativities from the place of the" "stars at one's birth, and by various arts of computing and" "divining, foretold the fortunes and destinies of individuals."," "Gesenius, Lex. Heb. (See [602]SORCERER.)"


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