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Astrologer

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

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(Heb. and Chald. אִשָּׁ Š, asshlaph', an enchanter, Daniel 1:20; Daniel 2:2; Daniel 2:10; Daniel 2:27; Daniel 4:7; Daniel 5:7; Daniel 5:11; Daniel 5:15; once Heb. הוֹבֵר שָׁמִיִם, hober' shama'yim, sky- divider, i.e. former of horoscopes; Sept. ἀστρόλογος τοῦ οὐρανοῦ; Vulg. augur caeli, Isaiah 47:13), a person who professes to divine future events by the appearance of the stars. (See ASTROLOGY). The Babylonians were anciently famous for this kind of lore (Rawlinson's Herodotus, i, Essay x; Simplicius ad Aristot. De Calo, ii, 123; Pliny, Hist. Nat. 7:56; Vitruv. 9:9). (See ASTRONOMY).

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Astrologer'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​tce/​a/astrologer.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.
 
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