Magos

The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon

 Strong's Number:   3097  
Original WordWord Origin
magoßof foreign origin (07248)
Transliterated WordTDNT Entry
Magos4:356,547
Phonetic SpellingParts of Speech
mag'-os   Noun Masculine
 Definition
  1. a magus
    1. 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.
    2. 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
    3. a false prophet and sorcerer
 
 NAS Word Usage - Total: 6
magi 4, magician 2
 
NAS Verse Count
Matthew3
Acts2


Total5
Greek lexicon based on Thayer's and Smith's Bible Dictionary plus others; this is keyed to the large Kittel and the "Theological Dictionary of the New Testament." These files are public domain.

Bibliography Information

Thayer and Smith. "Greek Lexicon entry for Magos". "The NAS New Testament Greek Lexicon". . 1999.