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Magician
Magicians
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Easton’s Bible Dictionary
Magicians
MagiciansHeb. hartumim, (Dan. 1:20) were sacred scribes who acted as interpreters of omens, or “revealers of secret things.”
The Westminster Bible Dictionary
Magicians
Ma-gicʹians, the claimants of the power or art of working wonders beyond the range of science or natural skill (Gen. 41:8; Ex. 7:11, 22; Dan. 1:20; 2:2; 4:7). As in Egypt and Babylonia the cultivators of the more recondite departments of learning and science were priests, there can be little doubt that
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
Magician
MagicianLate Hellenistic Judaism identified → Moses and → Solomon as m., the former in connection with his magical → rod and his contest (with Aaron) against Pharaoh’s magicians (Ex. 7:8ff.), the latter for his magical finger ring, which he used against a wide range of noxious demons (see McCown, 1922;
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