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Old & New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary

Strong's #3097 - μάγος

Transliteration
mágos
Phonetics
mag'-os
Origin
of foreign origin (H7248)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
TDNT
4:356,547
Definition
Thayer's
  1. a magus
    1. the name given by the Babylonians (Chaldeans), Medes, Persians, and others, to the wise men, teachers, priests, physicians, astrologers, seers, interpreters of dreams, augers, soothsayers, sorcerers etc.
    2. the oriental wise men (astrologers) who, having discovered by the rising of a remarkable star that the Messiah had just been born, came to Jerusalem to worship him
    3. a false prophet and sorcerer
Hebrew Equivalent Words:
Strong #: 825 ‑ אַשָּׁף (ash‑shawf');  
Frequency Lists  
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KJV (6)
Matthew
4
Acts
2
NAS (6)
Matthew
4
Acts
2
HCS (6)
Matthew
4
Acts
2
BSB (6)
Matthew
4
Acts
2
ESV (6)
Matthew
4
Acts
2
WEB (6)
Matthew
4
Acts
2
Verse Results
Liddell-Scott-Jones Definitions

Μάγος

[ ], ου, ὁ,

I

1. Magian, one of a Median tribe, Hdt. 1.101, Str. 15.3.1: hence, as belonging to this tribe,

2. one of the priests and wise men in Persia who interpreted dreams, Hdt. 7.37, al., Arist. Fr. 36, Phoen. 1.5, Matthew 2:1.

3. enchanter, wizard, esp. in bad sense, impostor, charlatan, Heraclit. 14, S. OT 387, E. Or. 1498 (lyr.), Pl. R. 572e, Acts 13:6, Vett. Val. 74.17: also fem., Luc. Asin. 4, AP 5.15 (Mar Arg.).

II μάγος, ον, as Adj., magical, μάγψ τέχνῃ πράττειν τι Philostr. VA 1.2; κεστοῦ φωνεῦσα μαγώτερα AP 5.120 (Phld.). (Opers. maguš 'Magian'.)

Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament

μάγος , -ου , ,

[in LXX for H825, Da LXX TH Daniel 2:2; Daniel 2:10, al. (cf. chief magian, Jeremiah 39:3; Jeremiah 39:13);]

1. one of the Μάγοι , a Median tribe (Hat).

2. a Magian, one of a sacred caste, originally Median, who seem to have conformed to the Persian religion, while retaining some of their old beliefs (v. DB, I vol., 565 f.; DB, iii, 203 ff.): Matthew 2:1; Matthew 2:7; Matthew 2:16

3. a wizard, sorcerer: Acts 13:6; Acts 13:8 (cf. Wisdom of Solomon 17:7, Acts 8:9; ?Acts 8:1).†


Abbott-Smith Manual Greek Lexicon of the New Testament.
Copyright © 1922 by G. Abbott-Smith, D.D., D.C.L.. T & T Clarke, London.
Vocabulary of the Greek NT

For μάγος in the sense of ";sorcerer,"; as in Acts 13:6; Acts 13:8, we may compare Kaibel 903a.7 (= p. 537) (iii/iv A.D.) προνοησαμένου τ [ῆς ἀναστάσεως ] Ἀπολλωνίου ἀρχιμάγου. See also Vett. Val. p. 74.17 ποιεῖ γὰρ μάγους πλάνους θύτας ἰατροὺς ἀστρολόγους. . . διά τε πανουργίας καὶ ἐπιθέσεως καὶ δόλου τὰς πράξεις διοικοῦντας.

 

The Vocabulary of the Greek New Testament.
Copyright © 1914, 1929, 1930 by James Hope Moulton and George Milligan. Hodder and Stoughton, London.
Derivative Copyright © 2015 by Allan Loder.
List of Word Forms
εμαδάρωσα μαγοι μάγοι μαγον μάγον μαγος μάγος μαγους μάγους μαγων μάγων μαδήση μαδών magoi mágoi magon magōn mágon mágōn magos mágos magous mágous
Old / New Testament Greek Lexical Dictionary developed by Jeff Garrison for StudyLight.org. Copyright 1999-2021. All Rights Reserved, Jeff Garrison, Gdansk, Poland.
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