Wizard ידעני
(729 words)

I. Name

The term yiddĕʿōnî occurs 11 times in the OT, always in parallellism with ʾôb ‘ancestor, ancestral spirit, ghost’ (Lev. 19.31; Lev. 20.6, Lev. 27; Deut. 18.11; 1 Sam. 28.3, 1 Sam. 9; 2 Kings. 21.6 // 2 Chron. 33.6; 2 Kings. 23.24; Isa. 8.19; Isa. 19.3; Spirit of the dead). It is certain that the word is a nominal form (supplemented with the afformative -ōn [ʾ *-ān] and the gentilic -î). The pattern is comparatively rare in Hebrew, though comparable forms exist in qadmônî ‘east of, earlie…

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J.Tropper, “Wizard ידעני”, in: Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online, Edited by: Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter W. van der Horst. Consulted online on 20 January 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Wizard>

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