I did make an error in my previous post. #'s 3784 and 3785 should be kashap and keshep (in any case both words are spelled kaph-shin-pe). Whether
the last letter is pronounced as pe or phe, I'm not certain, as I've never heard the word spoken. I will do an edit in order to remedy this.
Again, it is not Witchcraft that is condemned in the Bible. In fact, the word deliberately mistranslated in "thou shalt not suffer a Witch to
live" is actually "poisoner".
KJV Exodus 22:18 Thou shalt not suffer a witch
(kashap) to live.
This is the definition I got from the website you posted:
(Piel) to practice witchcraft or sorcery, use witchcraft
sorcerer, sorceress (participle)
It's almost exactly the same as the definiton I posted earlier.
As to words having different meanings, yes, this is often the case. Therefore we must choose the correct definition based on the context in which we
find these words. Obviously, the context of this passage is referring to the use of magic and its prohibition among the Israelites.
I'll spell out which letters make up each of the words I gave definitions for earlier.
2266 chabar (chet-bet-resh)
2267 cheber (chet-bet-resh)
3049 yidde’oni (yod-dalet-ayin-nun-yod)
3784 kashap (kaph-shin-pe/phe)
3785 keshep (kaph-shin-pe/phe)
5172 nachash (nun-chet-shin)
5173 nachash (nun-chet-shin)
5175 nachash (nun-chet-shin)
6049 'anan (ayin-nun-nun)
7080 qasam (qoph-samekh-mem)
7081 qesem (qoph-samekh-mem)
you referred to is spelled kaph-bet-resh (Strong's ref.# 3529). It is an entirely different word from chebar
and would be better rendered kebar
is not specifically related to false prophecy. The root of this word is 3045 yada' (yod-dalet-ayin) which means "to know,
recognize, understand", etc. Thus a yidde'oni must be someone who knows forbidden magical secrets. The names Yoda and Jedi are actually derived
from this root as well. Yoda would probably be "one who knows", while Jedi/Yedi would be "those who are known", or perhaps just an abbreviation
Again, as with kebar
, the words you were looking at for kashap
(which is partially my fault) are #'s 3700-3702, and are spelled
kaph-samekh-pe/phe), while 3784 and 3785 are spelled kaph-shin-pe/phe. This something one needs to be careful about, as Hebrew has two characters
which may be pronounced as a hard "h" (chet and kaph/khaph) and two which may be pronounced as an "s" (samekh and shin/sin).
does, in fact, also mean "magic and magician". Nachash
may also be translated as "bronze". The Hebrew word spelled
nun-chet-shin has multiple meanings. (See Strong's Concordance #'s 5172-5180). Nachash is translated as all of the following in the King James
Version: certainly divine (+5172) , indeed divineth (+5172) , used enchantments , diligiently observe , enchanter , enchanter ,
enchantments , learned by experience , use enchantment  (*5172), & enchantments , enchantment  (#5173)
may also mean "cloud", therefore its connection to magic probably has something to do with summoning. Refer to the 1821 Richard
Laurence translation of the Book of Enoch to find the comparison between demons/evil spirits and clouds:
8Now the giants, who have been born of spirit and of flesh, shall be called upon earth evil spirits, and on earth shall be their habitation. Evil
spirits shall proceed from their flesh, because they were created from above; from the holy Watchers was their beginning and primary foundation. Evil
spirits shall they be upon earth, and the spirits of the wicked shall they be called. The habitation of the spirits of heaven shall be in heaven; but
upon earth shall be the habitation of terrestrial spirits, who are born on earth. (24)
9The spirits of the giants shall be like clouds
, (25) which shall oppress, corrupt, fall, content, and bruise upon earth.
According to the Bible so worshipfully quoted at length, Jesus didn't go around screaming at people that they were "EVIL!!!!" It is quite
clearly stated that he preferred the company of people that were condemned by self-righteous folk.
Yahshua HaMashiach was and is not tolerant of evil. See Matthew chapter 23 (especially verses 23-39, and particularly verses 32-33). See also John
ch. 8 (esp. verses 42-47), Luke 11:37-54, and Matthew 12:22-42, Revelation 21:8 & 22:15.
KJV Matthew 12:33-35
33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.
34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.
35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.
KJV Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers
idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
KJV Revelation 22:15 For without are dogs, and sorcerers
(pharmakos), and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and
maketh a lie.
5332 pharmakeus, n. magician, sorcerer:- sorcerers 
5333 pharmakos, n. one who practices magical arts, magician:- sorcerers 
5331 pharmakeia, n. witchcraft, magic, the use of spells and potions of magic, often involving drugs:- sorceries , witchcraft 
REASON FOR EDITING: Error with an italicization.
[edit on 6-6-2004 by Ischyros]