Parts of Speech

n m

Root Word (Etymology)

from the same as 1 (apparently through the idea of prattling a father's name)

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: 37a

KJV Translation Count — 17x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: familiar spirit(s) (16), bottles (1)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. water skin bottle
2. necromancer
b. necromancer, one who evokes the dead
c. ghost, spirit of a dead one
d. practice of necromancy
3. one that has a familiar spirit

Strong's Definitions

'owb, obe; from the same as 1 (apparently through the idea of prattling a father's name); properly, a mumble, i.e. a water skin (from its hollow sound); hence a necromancer (ventriloquist, as from a jar): — bottle, familiar spirit.

Concordance Results Using KJV

Regard not them that have H178 H178s, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.


And the soul that turneth after such as have H178 H178s, and after wizards, to go a whoring after them, I will even set my face against that soul, and will cut him off from among his people.


A man also or woman that hath a H178 H178, or that is a wizard, shall surely be put to death: they shall stone them with stones: their blood shall be upon them.


Or a charmer, or a consulter with H178 H178s, or a wizard, or a necromancer.


Now Samuel was dead, and all Israel had lamented him, and buried him in Ramah, even in his own city. And Saul had put away those that had H178 H178s, and the wizards, out of the land.


Then said Saul unto his servants, Seek me a woman that hath a H178 H178, that I may go to her, and inquire of her. And his servants said to him, Behold, there is a woman that hath a H178 H178 at Endor.


And Saul disguised himself, and put on other raiment, and he went, and two men with him, and they came to the woman by night: and he said, I pray thee, divine unto me by the H178 H178, and bring me him up, whom I shall name unto thee.


And the woman said unto him, Behold, thou knowest what Saul hath done, how he hath cut off those that have H178 H178s, and the wizards, out of the land: wherefore then layest thou a snare for my life, to cause me to die?


And he made his son pass through the fire, and observed times, and used enchantments, and dealt with H178 H178s and wizards: he wrought much wickedness in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.


Moreover the workers with H178 H178s, and the wizards, and the images, and the idols, and all the abominations that were spied in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, did Josiah put away, that he might perform the words of the law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the LORD.