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Enchantment
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Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Enchantment
Enchantment. Act of casting charms or incantations to influence others or to obtain knowledge. Balaam could place no enchantment upon Israel, but could only bless them (Nm 23:23). Enchanters were present among the wise men of Nebuchadnezzar’s court; however, Daniel and his three friends were found to
The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Revised
Enchant; Enchanter; Enchantment
Enchant; Enchanter; Enchantment [Heb. nāḥaš] (Nu. 23:23); NEB DIVINATION; [ḥôḇēr] (Ps. 58:5 [MT 6]); AV CHARMING; NEB SPELL; [ḥeḇer] (Isa. 47:9, 12); NEB SPELLS; [ʾaššāp̱] (Dnl. 1:20; 2:2); AV ASTROLOGER; NEB EXORCIST; [Aram ʾašap̱ (Dnl. 2:10, 27; 4:7 [MT 4]; 5:7, 11, 15); AV ASTROLOGER;
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Enchantment
ENCHANTMENT Act of casting charms or incantations to influence others or to obtain knowledge. Balaam could place no enchantment against Israel but could only bless them (Nm 23:23). Enchanters were present among the wise men of Nebuchadnezzar’s court; however, Daniel and his three friends were found to
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Enchantment
ENCHANTMENT. In the KJV this is the translation of several Heb. words. It was used of the tricks of the Egyptian magicians (Ex 7:11, 22; 8:7), the auguries sought by Balaam (Num 24:1), the charming of a serpent (Eccl 10:11), and magical spells (Isa 47:9, 12).Mosaic law forbad the practice of such enchantments
Smith’s Bible Dictionary
Enchantments
Enchantments. The words so translated have several significations: the practice of secret arts, Ex. 7:11, 22; 8:7; “muttered spells,” 2 Kings 9:22; Micah 5:12; the charming of serpents, Eccles. 10:11; the enchantments sought by Balaam, Num. 24:1; the use of magic, Isa. 47:9, 12. Any resort to these methods
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Enchanter, Enchantment
ENCHANTER, ENCHANTMENT. The practice of magic or the speaking of certain words whereby evil forces are invoked in order to achieve supernatural effects over human beings, animals, or natural phenomena was known in Bible times. This category includes magic (Ex. 7:11), conjuration, exorcism (Acts 19:13–17),
Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Enchantments
Enchantments(1.) The rendering of Hebrew latim or lehatim, which means “something covered,” “muffled up;” secret arts, tricks (Ex. 7:11, 22; 8:7, 18), by which the Egyptian magicians imposed on the credulity of Pharaoh.(2.) The rendering of the Hebrew keshaphim, “muttered spells” or “incantations,”
Nelson’s New Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Enchantment
ENCHANTMENT — the practice of magic or sorcery. In the Bible, enchantment is used as a general word that can refer to several different types of supernatural experiences, including fortune-telling, calling up demons, and controlling evil spirits. Most ancient civilizations believed in such magical approaches
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
ENCHANTMENT
ENCHANTMENT<en-chant’-ment>: The occult arts, either supposedly or pretentiously supernatural, were common to all oriental races. They included enchantment, sorcery, witchcraft, sooth-saying, augury, necromancy, divination in numberless forms, and all kinds of magic article Nine varieties are mentioned
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Enchantments
En-chantʹments. The Scriptures refer to enchanters, magicians, sorcerers, wizards, diviners, necromancers, with special condemnation (Deut. 18:9–12). It is difficult to tell the precise difference between them. They alike pretended to a secret power or art of unfolding the future, seeing into things
The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia, Volumes 1–5
Enchantment
ENCHANTMENT, en-chantʹment: The occult arts, either supposedly or pretentiously supernatural, were common to all oriental races. They included enchantment, sorcery, witchcraft, soothsaying, augury, necromancy, divination in numberless forms, and all kinds of magic art. Nine varieties are mentioned in