from the Latin sortiarius, one who casts lots, or one who tells the lot of others. (See DIVINATION .)
In Daniel 2:2 it is the rendering of the Hebrew mekhashphim, i.e., mutterers, men who professed to have power with evil spirits. The practice of sorcery exposed to severest punishment ( Malachi 3:5 ; Revelation 21:8 ; 22:15 ).
M.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,
published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.
[S] indicates this entry was also found in Smith's Bible Dictionary
Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Sorcerer". "Easton's Bible Dictionary".