What is an…

Hebrew: 'ashshaph' —meaning: an enchanter

In the Bible, this is one who professes to divine future events by the appearance of the stars

(Dan. 1:20; 2:2, 10, 27, etc.).

This practice flourished among the Chaldeans.

It was positively forbidden to the Israelites (Deuteronomy 4:19; 18:10; Isa. 47:13).

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Article Version: July 19, 2021