Greek/Hebrew Definitions

Strong's #3049: yidd`oniy (pronounced yid-deh-o-nee')

from 3045; properly, a knowing one; specifically, a conjurer; (by impl) a ghost:--wizard.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:



1) a knower, one who has a familiar spirit

1a) a familiar spirit, soothsayer, necromancer (metonymy)

Part of Speech: noun masculine

Relation: from H3045


This word is used 11 times:

Leviticus 19:31: "neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God."
Leviticus 20:6: "after such as have familiar spirits, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set"
Leviticus 20:27: "hath a familiar spirit, that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones:"
Deuteronomy 18:11: "Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer."
1 Samuel 28:3: "And Saul had put away those that had familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land."
1 Samuel 28:9: "he hath cut off those that have familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land: wherefore then layest thou"
2 Kings 21:6: "and used enchantments, with familiar spirits and wizards: he wrought much wickedness in the sight"
2 Kings 23:24: "Moreover the workers with familiar spirits, and the wizards, and the images, and the idols, the abominations"
2 Chronicles 33:6: "and used witchcraft, and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards: he wrought much evil in the sight"
Isaiah 8:19: "unto them that have familiar spirits, wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people"
Isaiah 19:3: "and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards."

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