chartom: an engraver, writerOriginal Word: חַרְטֹםPart of Speech:
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from the same as cheretDefinition
an engraver, writerNASB Translation
] noun masculineExodus 7:22 engraver, writer
, only in derived sense of one possessed of occult knowledge, diviner, astrologer, magician
(probably = ם
, see Di Ol§ 216, 5
Sta§§ 295, 327 a
the fact that the word is always applied to Egyptian magicians, except Daniel 2:2
(late), suggests Egyptian origin, but no agreement among Egyptologists: HarkavyJas., 1870, Mars-Avril, 169
= teller of hidden things
; WiedSamml 44
thinks Hebrew word perhaps imitating an Egyptian cher-‰em-t
, he who holds the book
; FC Cook'Speaker's' Comm. i. 279
= bearer of sacred words
. — only plural absolute חַרְטֻמִּים Genesis 41:24
4t.; חַרְטֻמִּם Exodus 8:15
; Exodus 9:11
; construct חַרְטֻמֵּי Genesis 41:8
1 magicians of Egypt Genesis 41:8 (E; "" חֲכָמִים), Genesis 41:24 (E), Exodus 8:3; Exodus 8:14; Exodus 8:15; Exodus 7:11 ("" חֲכָמִים, מְכַשְּׁפִים), Exodus 7:22; Exodus 9:11 (twice in verse) (all P).
2 magicians of Babylon Daniel 2:2 ("" אַשָּׁפִים, מְכַשְּׁפִים, כַּשְׂדִּים).
II. חרט (√ of following; relation to I. חרט obscure).
חַרְטֹם noun masculine magician (Biblical Hebrew id quod, √ I. חרט); — absolute Daniel 2:10; plural absolute חַרְטֻמִּין Daniel 2:27; Daniel 5:11; מַּיָא- Daniel 4:4,6.
From the same as cheret; a horoscopist (as drawing magical lines or circles) -- magician.
see HEBREW cheret