178. ob
Strong's Concordance
ob: a bottle (made from animal skin), a necromancer
Original Word: אוֹב
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Transliteration: ob
Phonetic Spelling: (obe)
Definition: a bottle (made from animal skin), a necromancer
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
from an unused word
a bottle (made from animal skin), a necromancer
NASB Translation
medium (2), medium* (3), mediums (9), spirit (1), wineskins (1).

אוֺב noun masculineJob 32:19 skin-bottle, necromancer, etc. — absolute ׳א Leviticus 20:27 8t.; plural אֹבוֺת Leviticus 19:31 7t. —

1 skin-bottle, only plural אֹבוֺת חֲדָשִׁים new (wine-) skins Job 32:19.

2 necromancer, in phrase אוֺב אוֺ יִדְּעֹנִי necromancer or wizard Leviticus 20:27 (H; usually translated 'a man also or woman that hath a familiar spirit or that is a wizard' RV; but better a man or a woman, if there should be among them, a necromancer or wizard; no sufficient reason for exceptional use of phrase here); וְיִדְּעֹנִי ׳א Deuteronomy 18:11; 2Chronicles 33:6 = 2 Kings 21:6 (where וידענים ׳א); הָאֹבוֺת וְהַיִּדְּעֹנִים Leviticus 19:31; Leviticus 20:6 (H) 1 Samuel 28:3,9; 2 Kings 23:24; Isaiah 8:19 (where repres. as chirping & muttering, in practice of their art of seeking dead for instruction, probably ventriloquism, & so ᵐ5) Isaiah 19:3.

3 ghost, Isaiah 29:4 וְהָיָה כְּאוֺב מֵאֶרֶץ קוֺלֵח וּמֵעָפָר אִמְרָתֵח תְּצַפְצֵף and thy voice shall be as a ghost from the ground and from the dust thy speech shall chirp (so Ge MV Ew De Che and others, but chirping might be of necromancer, as Isaiah 8:19).

4 necromancy אֵשֶׁת בַּעֲלַתאֿוֺב a woman who was mistress of necromancy 1 Samuel 28:7 (twice in verse); (> RSJPh xiv, 127 f makes אוֺב primarily a subterranean spirit, and significant. 2 only an abbreviation of ׳בעלתא etc.); קסם בּאוֺב divine by necromancy 1 Samuel 28:8, which seems to be interpretation of 1 Chronicles 10:13 ׳שׁאל בא inquire by necromancy. (In these three examples אוֺב is usually interpreted as ghost or familiar spirit conceived as dwelling in necromancer; but this apparently not the ancient conception.)

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
bottle, familiar spirit

From the same as 'ab (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.

see HEBREW 'ab

Forms and Transliterations
א֔וֹב א֖וֹב א֛וֹב אוֹב֙ אוב בָּא֔וֹב בָּא֖וֹב באוב הָֽאֹבֹת֙ הָאֹב֖וֹת הָאֹב֣וֹת הָאֹב֥וֹת הָאֹבֹת֙ הָאֹבוֹת֙ האבות האבת כְּא֤וֹב כְּאֹב֥וֹת כאבות כאוב ’ō·wḇ ’ōwḇ bā’ōwḇ bā·’ō·wḇ baov hā’ōḇōṯ hā’ōḇōwṯ hā·’ō·ḇō·wṯ hā·’ō·ḇōṯ haOt haoVot kə’ōḇōwṯ kə’ōwḇ kə·’ō·ḇō·wṯ kə·’ō·wḇ keov keoVot ov
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Englishman's Concordance
Leviticus 19:31
HEB: תִּפְנ֤וּ אֶל־ הָאֹבֹת֙ וְאֶל־ הַיִּדְּעֹנִ֔ים
NAS: Do not turn to mediums or spiritists;
KJV: Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek
INT: turn to mediums to spiritists

Leviticus 20:6
HEB: תִּפְנֶ֤ה אֶל־ הָֽאֹבֹת֙ וְאֶל־ הַיִּדְּעֹנִ֔ים
NAS: turns to mediums and to spiritists,
KJV: after such as have familiar spirits, and after
INT: turns after to mediums and to spiritists

Leviticus 20:27
HEB: יִהְיֶ֨ה בָהֶ֥ם א֛וֹב א֥וֹ יִדְּעֹנִ֖י
NAS: a woman who is a medium or
KJV: that hath a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard,
INT: hath become medium or A spiritist

Deuteronomy 18:11
HEB: חָ֑בֶר וְשֹׁאֵ֥ל אוֹב֙ וְיִדְּעֹנִ֔י וְדֹרֵ֖שׁ
KJV: or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard,
INT: A spell A consulter spirits A spiritist calls

1 Samuel 28:3
HEB: וְשָׁא֗וּל הֵסִ֛יר הָאֹב֥וֹת וְאֶת־ הַיִּדְּעֹנִ֖ים
NAS: from the land those who were mediums and spiritists.
KJV: had put away those that had familiar spirits, and the wizards,
INT: and Saul had removed were mediums and spiritists the land

1 Samuel 28:7
HEB: אֵ֣שֶׁת בַּעֲלַת־ א֔וֹב וְאֵלְכָ֥ה אֵלֶ֖יהָ
KJV: that hath a familiar spirit, that I may go
INT: A woman hath spirit may go about

1 Samuel 28:7
HEB: אֵ֥שֶׁת בַּֽעֲלַת־ א֖וֹב בְּעֵ֥ין דּֽוֹר׃
KJV: that hath a familiar spirit at Endor.
INT: woman hath spirit En-dor

1 Samuel 28:8
HEB: ק) לִי֙ בָּא֔וֹב וְהַ֣עֲלִי לִ֔י
KJV: I pray thee, divine unto me by the familiar spirit, and bring me [him] up,
INT: Conjure Conjure spirit and bring whom

1 Samuel 28:9
HEB: הִכְרִ֛ית אֶת־ הָאֹב֥וֹת וְאֶת־ הַיִּדְּעֹנִ֖י
NAS: he has cut off those who are mediums and spiritists
KJV: how he hath cut off those that have familiar spirits, and the wizards,
INT: how has cut are mediums and spiritists from

2 Kings 21:6
HEB: וְנִחֵ֔שׁ וְעָ֥שָׂה א֖וֹב וְיִדְּעֹנִ֑ים הִרְבָּ֗ה
NAS: and dealt with mediums and spiritists.
KJV: and dealt with familiar spirits and wizards:
INT: and used and dealt mediums and spiritists much

2 Kings 23:24
HEB: וְגַ֣ם אֶת־ הָאֹב֣וֹת וְאֶת־ הַ֠יִּדְּעֹנִים
NAS: removed the mediums and the spiritists
KJV: Moreover the [workers with] familiar spirits, and the wizards,
INT: Moreover the mediums and the spiritists and the teraphim

1 Chronicles 10:13
HEB: וְגַם־ לִשְׁא֥וֹל בָּא֖וֹב לִדְרֽוֹשׁ׃
NAS: because he asked counsel of a medium, making inquiry
KJV: not, and also for asking [counsel] of [one that had] a familiar spirit, to enquire
INT: and also asked of a medium making

2 Chronicles 33:6
HEB: וְֽכִשֵּׁ֔ף וְעָ֥שָׂה א֖וֹב וְיִדְּעוֹנִ֑י הִרְבָּ֗ה
NAS: and dealt with mediums and spiritists.
KJV: and dealt with a familiar spirit, and with wizards:
INT: practiced and dealt mediums and spiritists much

Job 32:19
HEB: לֹא־ יִפָּתֵ֑חַ כְּאֹב֥וֹת חֲ֝דָשִׁ֗ים יִבָּקֵֽעַ׃
NAS: Like new wineskins it is about to burst.
KJV: it is ready to burst like new bottles.
INT: no vent wineskins new to burst

Isaiah 8:19
HEB: דִּרְשׁ֤וּ אֶל־ הָאֹבוֹת֙ וְאֶל־ הַיִּדְּעֹנִ֔ים
NAS: to you, Consult the mediums and the spiritists
KJV: unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards
INT: Consult about the mediums and to the spiritists

Isaiah 19:3
HEB: הָ֣אִטִּ֔ים וְאֶל־ הָאֹב֖וֹת וְאֶל־ הַיִּדְּעֹנִֽים׃
NAS: and ghosts of the dead And to mediums and spiritists.
KJV: and to the charmers, and to them that have familiar spirits, and to the wizards.
INT: the charmers and to mediums and to spiritists

Isaiah 29:4
HEB: אִמְרָתֵ֑ךְ וְֽ֠הָיָה כְּא֤וֹב מֵאֶ֙רֶץ֙ קוֹלֵ֔ךְ
NAS: [will come]. Your voice will also be like that of a spirit from the ground,
KJV: and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground,
INT: your words become of a spirit the ground your voice

17 Occurrences

Strong's Hebrew 178
17 Occurrences

bā·’ō·wḇ — 2 Occ.
hā·’ō·ḇō·wṯ — 1 Occ.
hā·’ō·ḇōṯ — 6 Occ.
kə·’ō·wḇ — 1 Occ.
kə·’ō·ḇō·wṯ — 1 Occ.
’ō·wḇ — 6 Occ.

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