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Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Wizard

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(יַדְּעֹנַי ,yidde'onl, a knowing one), a term applied both to the sorcerer (Leviticus 19:31; Leviticus 20, 6; Deuteronomy 18:11; 1 Samuel 28:3; 1 Samuel 28:9) and the spirit by which he conjures (Leviticus 20:27). (See MAGIC).

The word means literally a person pretending to be wise, but the term is usually employed as the masculine corresponding to witch. In the history of witchcraft, the accusations against men as compared with those against women were as one to one hundred. (See DIVINATION).

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

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