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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #826 - אָשַׁף
1) conjurer, enchanter, (CLBL) necromancer
1477) ps (סהפ ShP) AC: Strike CO: Serpent AB: ?: The pictograph s is a picture of the teeth, the p is a picture of the mouth. Combined these mean "sharp teeth in the mouth". A serpent (סנאכ snake) has sharp fangs in the mouth. Its prey is taken into the mouth swallowed by drawing down into the belly. (eng: sharp - with the additional r; serpent - with the exchange of the s and sh and the additional r and nt; jasper)
V) pas (סהאפ ShAP) - I. Swallow: II. Draw:To draw water from a well. [df: bas] KJV (33): (vf: Paal, Participle) swallow, snuff, pant, desire, devour, draw, drawer - Strongs: H7579 (שָׁאַב), H7602 (שָׁאַף)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
אָשַׁף an unused root. Syr. ܐܶܫܰܦ to use incantation. Jo. Simonis places the primary power in the idea of covering, hiding, and laying up, whence comes the Syr. to use enchantment, pr. to use hidden arts; compare לָאַט and לוּט, also אַשְׁפָּה a quiver, so called from the idea of hiding. In the signification of using enchantment, it is cognate to כָּשַׁף.
the Week of Proper 8 / Ordinary 13