Parts of Speech

n m

Root Word (Etymology)

of foreign origin , 7248

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 4:356

KJV Translation Count — 6x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: wise man (4), sorcerer (2)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. a magus
a. the name given by the Babylonians (Chaldeans), Medes, Persians, and others, to the wise men, teachers, priests, physicians, astrologers, seers, interpreters of dreams, augers, soothsayers, sorcerers etc.
b. the oriental wise men (astrologers) who, having discovered by the rising of a remarkable star that the Messiah had just been born, came to Jerusalem to worship him
c. a false prophet and sorcerer

Strong's Definitions

mag'-os; of foreign origin [Hebrew {7248} (Rab-Mag)]; a Magian, i.e. Oriental scientist; by implication a magician: — sorcerer, wise man.

Concordance Results Using KJV

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came G3097 men from the east to Jerusalem,


Then Herod, when he had privily called the G3097 men, inquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.


Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the G3097 men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the G3097 men.


And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain G3097, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Barjesus:


But Elymas the G3097 (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn away the deputy from the faith.