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Entry for Strong's #3097 - μάγος

Transliteration
mágos
Phonetics
mag'-os  
Word Origin
of foreign origin (07248)
Parts of Speech
Noun Masculine
TDNT
4:356,547
Word Definition [ Thayer | Strong | Mounce ]
Thayer's Definition
  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  [ Book | Word | Parsing ]
Verse Results
KJV (6) NAS (6) HCS (6)
Matthew 3
Acts 2
Matthew 3
Acts 2
Matthew 4
Acts 2
BYZ TIS TR
N-APM 1
N-ASM 1
N-GPM 2
N-NPM 1
N-NSM 1
N-APM 1
N-ASM 1
N-GPM 2
N-NPM 1
N-NSM 1
N-APM 1
N-ASM 1
N-GPM 2
N-NPM 1
N-NSM 1
NA WH
N-APM 1
N-ASM 1
N-GPM 2
N-NPM 1
N-NSM 1
N-APM 1
N-ASM 1
N-GPM 2
N-NPM 1
N-NSM 1


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'.)

Thayer's Expanded Definition

μάγος, μαγου, (Hebrew מַג, plural מָגִים; a word of Indo-Germanic origin; cf. Gesenius, Thesaurus, ii., p. 786; J. G. Müller in Herzog viii., p. 678; (Vanicek, Fremdwörter, under the word; but the word is now regarded by many as of Babylonian origin; see Schrader, Keilinschriften as above with 2te Aufl., p. 417ff)); from Sophocles and Herodotus down; the Sept. Daniel 2:2 and several times in Theod. ad Dan. for אַשָׁף; a magus; the name given by the Babylonians (Chaldaeans), Medes, Persians, and others, to the wise men, teachers, priests, physicians, astrologers, seers, interpreters of dreams, augurs, soothsayers, sorcerers etc.; cf. Winers RWB, under the word; J. G. Müller in Herzog, the passage cited, pp. 675-685; Holtzmann in Schenkel iv., p. 84f; (BB. DD., under the word ). In the N. T. the name is given:

1. to the oriental wise men (astrologers) who, having discovered by the rising of a remarkable star (see ἀστήρ, and cf. Edersheim, Jesus the Messiah, i. 209ff) that the Messiah had just been born, came to Jerusalem to worship him: Matthew 2:1, 7, 16.

2. to false prophets and sorcerers: Acts 13:6, 8,cf. 8:9,11.

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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.

 

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εμαδάρωσα μαγοι μάγοι μαγον μάγον μαγος μάγος μαγους μάγους μαγων μάγων μαδήση μαδών magoi mágoi magon magōn mágon mágōn magos mágos magous mágous
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