soothsayer

soothsayer

One who foretells events. The word has a negative connotation in the OT, where soothsayers are classed with sorcerers (Jer 27:9) and are associated with magical practices (Deut 18:10; Deut 18:14) forbidden to Israel (Mic 5:12).

Jer 27:9

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Deut 18:10

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Deut 18:14

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Mic 5:12

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