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Divination

There are numerous species of divination referred to in the Bible. The Hebrew word is added in italics.

JUDICIAL ASTROLOGY (Meonen).

AUGURY (Menachesch).

WITCHCRAFT (Mecascheph).

ENCHANTMENT (Ithoberon).

CASTING LOTS (Indeoni).

BY INTERROGATING SPIRITS.

BY NECROMANCY (1 Sam. xxviii.12).

BY RHABDOMANCY (Hosea iv. 12).

BY TERAPHIM or household idols.

BY HEPATOSCOPY or inspecting the liver of animals. BY DREAMS and their interpretations.

Divination by fire, air, and water; thunder, lightning, and meteors; etc. The Urim and Thummin was a prophetic breastplate worn by the High Priest. (Consult: Gen. xxxvii. 5—11; xl. xll.; 1 Sam. xxviii. 12; 2 Chron. xxxiii. 6; Prov. xvi. 33; Ezek. xxi. 21; Hosea iii. 4, 5, etc.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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