Seer
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One supernaturally enlightened to see things which God only can reveal; applied to certain Hebrews prophets, 1 Samuel 9:9 2 Chronicles 29:30 33:18,19 Isaiah 29:10 30:10. Compare Numbers 24:3,4.

Easton's Bible Dictionary
A name sometimes applied to the prophets because of the visions granted to them. It is first found in 1 Samuel 9:9. It is afterwards applied to Zadok, Gad, etc. (2 Samuel 15:27; 24:11; 1 Chronicles 9:22; 25:5; 2 Chronicles 9:29; Amos 7:12; Micah 3:7). The "sayings of the seers" (2 Chronicles 33:18, 19) is rendered in the Revised Version "the history of Hozai" (marg., the seers; so the LXX.), of whom, however, nothing is known. (see PROPHET.)
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
(n.) A person who foresees events; a prophet.
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
SEER

se'-er, ser: The word in English Versions of the Bible represents two Hebrew words, ro'eh (1 Samuel 9:9, 11, 18, 19 2 Samuel 15:27 1 Chronicles 9:22, etc.), And chozeh (2 Samuel 24:11 2 Kings 17:13 1 Chronicles 21:9; 1 Chronicles 25:5; 1 Chronicles 29:29, etc.). The former designation is from the ordinary verb "to see"; the latter is connected with the verb used of prophetic vision. It appears from 1 Samuel 9:9 that "seer" (ro'-eh) was the older name for those who, after the rise of the more regular orders, were called "prophets." It is not just, however, to speak of the "seers" or "prophets" of Samuel's time as on the level of mere fortune-tellers. What insight or vision they possessed is traced to God's Spirit. Samuel was the ro'-eh by pr-eeminence, and the name is little used after his time. Individuals who bear the title "seer" (chozeh) are mentioned in connection with the kings and as historiographers (2 Samuel 24:11 1 Chronicles 21:9; 1 Chronicles 25:5; 1 Chronicles 29:29 2 Chronicles 9:29; 2 Chronicles 12:15; 2 Chronicles 19:2, etc.), and distinction is sometimes made between "prophets" and "seers" (2 Kings 17:13 1 Chronicles 29:29, etc.). Havernick thinks that "seer" denotes one who does not belong to the regular prophetic order (Introductions to Old Testament, 50;, English translation), but it is not easy to fix a precise distinction.

See PROPHET; PROPHECY.

James Orr

Greek
3132. manteuomai -- to divine
... in the practice. Word Origin from mantis (a seer) Definition to divine
NASB Word Usage fortune-telling (1). soothsaying. From a ...
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Strong's Hebrew
2374. chozeh -- a seer
... 2373, 2374. chozeh. 2375 . a seer. Transliteration: chozeh Phonetic Spelling:
(kho-zeh') Short Definition: seer. Word Origin active ...
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7203a. roeh -- a seer
... roeh. 7203b . a seer. Transliteration: roeh Short Definition: seer. Word Origin
from raah Definition a seer NASB Word Usage seer (10), seer's (1), seers (1). ...
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7203. ro'eh -- a seer
ro'eh. 7202, 7203. ro'eh. 7203a . a seer. Transliteration: ro'eh Phonetic
Spelling: (ro-eh') Short Definition: vision. vision Active ...
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2335. Chozay -- "seer," a keeper of records
... 2334, 2335. Chozay. 2336 . "seer," a keeper of records. Transliteration:
Chozay Phonetic Spelling: (kho-zah'-ee) Short Definition: Hozai. ...
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883. Beer Lachay Roi -- "well of the living One that sees me," a ...
... Beer-lahai-roi. From 'er and chay (with prefix) and ro'eh; well of a living (One)
my Seer; Beer-Lachai-Roi, a place in the Desert -- Beer-lahai-roi. ...
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2375. Chazo -- a son of Nahor
... Hazo (1). Hazo. From chazah; seer; Chazo, a nephew of Abraham -- Hazo. see HEBREW
chazah. 2374, 2375. Chazo. 2376 . Strong's Numbers.
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2627. chassir -- lacking, wanting, deficient
... chassir or chassir. 2628 . lacking, wanting, deficient. Transliteration: chassir
or chassir Phonetic Spelling: (khas-seer') Short Definition: deficient. ...
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3626. Kol-chozeh -- an Israelite name
... name NASB Word Usage Col-hozeh (2). Col-hozeh. From kol and chozeh; every seer;
Col- Chozeh, an Israelite -- Col-hozeh. see HEBREW kol. see HEBREW chozeh. ...
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5518. ciyr -- a pot
... 5517, 5518. ciyr. 5518a . a pot. Transliteration: ciyr Phonetic Spelling:
(seer) Short Definition: caldron. caldron, fishhook, pan, washpot, thorn ...
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Library

Jesaia, Dem Propheten, Das Geschah. These Things the Seer Isaiah ...
... XXV. Jesaia, dem Propheten, das geschah. These Things the Seer Isaiah did befall.
The German Sanctus. Written for Luther's German Mass, 1526. Melody, 1526. ...
/.../bacon/the hymns of martin luther/xxv jesaia dem propheten das.htm

Whether the Essence of God is Seen by the Created Intellect ...
... power of sight, and union of the thing seen with the sight. For vision is made
actual only when the thing seen is in a certain way in the seer. ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether the essence of god.htm

Whether those who See the Essence of God Comprehend Him?
... 147): "That is comprehended which is so seen as a whole, that nothing of it is hidden
from the seer." But if God is seen in His essence, He is seen whole, and ...
//christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether those who see the.htm

How Samuel Found a Leader
... As they were going up to the town, they met young women going out to draw water
and said to them, "Is the seer here?" They answered them, "He is there; he is ...
/.../sherman/the childrens bible/how samuel found a leader.htm

Joseph, the Prime Minister
... Sayce proposes another explanation, also from the cuneiform tablets: 'There was
a word abrik in the Sumerian language, which signified a seer, and was borrowed ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture k/joseph the prime minister.htm

A Strain of Jonah the Prophet.
... The savage surges. Then the seer begins. Words prompted by the Spirit of the Lord:
[1208]. 110 "Lo! ... Jonah the seer. The while is voyaging, in other craft. ...
/.../fathers of the third century tertullian appendix/1 a strain of jonah.htm

Two Shepherds and Two Flocks
... and the latter, 'The Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall be their Shepherd.'
The Old Testament Psalmist and the New Testament Seer have fallen upon ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture j/two shepherds and two flocks.htm

Formation and History of the Hebrew Canon.
... book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel." In the books of Chronicles we have:
For the reign of David, "the book" (history) "of Samuel the seer, the book ...
/.../barrows/companion to the bible/chapter xv formation and history.htm

The Old Judge and the Young King
... this same shall reign over My people.18. Then Saul drew near to Samuel in the gate,
and said, Tell me, I pray thee, where the seer's house is.19. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture f/the old judge and the.htm

The History Books
... 'Now the acts of David the king, first and last, behold, they are written in the
book of Samuel the seer, and in the book of Nathan the prophet, and in the ...
/.../duff/the bible in its making/chapter iv the history books.htm

Thesaurus
Seer (21 Occurrences)
... known. (see PROPHET.). Noah Webster's Dictionary. (n.) A person who foresees
events; a prophet. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. SEER. se ...
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Seer's (1 Occurrence)
... Multi-Version Concordance Seer's (1 Occurrence). 1 Samuel 9:18 Then Saul
drew near to Samuel in the gate, and said, "Tell me, please ...
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Iddo (14 Occurrences)
... (6) (ye`do (Kethibh ye`di), or `iddo, "decked," "adorned"): Seer (chozeh) and prophet
(nabhi), the Chronicler's "source" for the reign of Solomon (2 Chronicles ...
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Prophet (315 Occurrences)
... In the time of Samuel another word, ro'eh, "seer", began to be used (1
Samuel 9:9). It occurs seven times in reference to Samuel. ...
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Seers (8 Occurrences)

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Segub (3 Occurrences)
... It appears from 1 Samuel 9:9 that "seer" (ro'-eh) was the older name for those who,
after the rise of the more regular orders, were called "prophets." It is ...
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Hanani (11 Occurrences)
... ha-na'-ni (chanani, "gracious"): (1) A musician and son of Heman, David's seer,
and head of one of the courses of the temple service (1 Chronicles 25:4, 25). ...
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Records (50 Occurrences)
... 1 Chronicles 29:29 Now all the acts of David, first and last, are recorded in the
words of Samuel the seer, and the words of Nathan the prophet, and the words ...
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Directions (100 Occurrences)
... 1 Samuel 9:9 (In the past in Israel, when a man went to get directions from God,
he said, Come let us go to the Seer, for he who now is named Prophet was in ...
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Asaph (47 Occurrences)
... Psalms 50 and 73-83 inclusive are attributed to him. He is mentioned along with
David as skilled in music, and a "seer" (2 Chronicles 29:30). ...
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Concordance
Seer (21 Occurrences)

1 Samuel 9:9
(In earlier times in Israel, when a man went to inquire of God, thus he said, "Come, and let us go to the seer;" for he who is now called a prophet was before called a Seer.)
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 9:11
As they went up the ascent to the city, they found young maidens going out to draw water, and said to them, "Is the seer here?"
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 9:18
Then Saul drew near to Samuel in the gate, and said, "Tell me, please, where the seer's house is."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 9:19
Samuel answered Saul, and said, "I am the seer. Go up before me to the high place, for you shall eat with me today. In the morning I will let you go, and will tell you all that is in your heart.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Samuel 15:27
The king said also to Zadok the priest, "Aren't you a seer? Return into the city in peace, and your two sons with you, Ahimaaz your son, and Jonathan the son of Abiathar.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)

2 Samuel 24:11
When David rose up in the morning, the word of Yahweh came to the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Kings 17:13
Yet Yahweh testified to Israel, and to Judah, by every prophet, and every seer, saying, "Turn from your evil ways, and keep my commandments and my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets."
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 9:22
All these who were chosen to be porters in the thresholds were two hundred and twelve. These were reckoned by genealogy in their villages, whom David and Samuel the seer did ordain in their office of trust.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 21:9
Yahweh spoke to Gad, David's seer, saying,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 25:5
All these were the sons of Heman the king's seer in the words of God, to lift up the horn. God gave to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 26:28
All that Samuel the seer, and Saul the son of Kish, and Abner the son of Ner, and Joab the son of Zeruiah, had dedicated, whoever had dedicated anything, it was under the hand of Shelomoth, and of his brothers.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Chronicles 29:29
Now the acts of David the king, first and last, behold, they are written in the history of Samuel the seer, and in the history of Nathan the prophet, and in the history of Gad the seer,
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 9:29
Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, first and last, aren't they written in the history of Nathan the prophet, and in the prophecy of Ahijah the Shilonite, and in the visions of Iddo the seer concerning Jeroboam the son of Nebat?
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 12:15
Now the acts of Rehoboam, first and last, aren't they written in the histories of Shemaiah the prophet and of Iddo the seer, after the manner of genealogies? There were wars between Rehoboam and Jeroboam continually.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 16:7
At that time Hanani the seer came to Asa king of Judah, and said to him, Because you have relied on the king of Syria, and have not relied on Yahweh your God, therefore is the army of the king of Syria escaped out of your hand.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 16:10
Then Asa was angry with the seer, and put him in the prison; for he was in a rage with him because of this thing. Asa oppressed some of the people at the same time.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 19:2
Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Should you help the wicked, and love those who hate Yahweh? for this thing wrath is on you from before Yahweh.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 29:25
He set the Levites in the house of Yahweh with cymbals, with stringed instruments, and with harps, according to the commandment of David, and of Gad the king's seer, and Nathan the prophet; for the commandment was of Yahweh by his prophets.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 29:30
Moreover Hezekiah the king and the princes commanded the Levites to sing praises to Yahweh with the words of David, and of Asaph the seer. They sang praises with gladness, and they bowed their heads and worshiped.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

2 Chronicles 35:15
The singers the sons of Asaph were in their place, according to the commandment of David, and Asaph, and Heman, and Jeduthun the king's seer; and the porters were at every gate: they didn't need to depart from their service; for their brothers the Levites prepared for them.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Amos 7:12
Amaziah also said to Amos, "You seer, go, flee away into the land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there:
(WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

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Seer

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Seers (8 Occurrences)

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Hanani (11 Occurrences)

Records (50 Occurrences)

Directions (100 Occurrences)

Asaph (47 Occurrences)

Nathan (42 Occurrences)

Jeduthun (15 Occurrences)

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Kings (350 Occurrences)

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Matters (131 Occurrences)

Formerly (55 Occurrences)

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Gad (78 Occurrences)

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Stationed (49 Occurrences)

Inquire (95 Occurrences)

Former (107 Occurrences)

Intercession (12 Occurrences)

Counsel (192 Occurrences)

Prophecy (37 Occurrences)

Chronicles (45 Occurrences)

Books (16 Occurrences)

Asa (54 Occurrences)

Jerobo'am (92 Occurrences)

Halhul (1 Occurrence)

212 (1 Occurrence)

Visions (43 Occurrences)

Past (200 Occurrences)

Upharsin (1 Occurrence)

Ungodly (41 Occurrences)

Oppresseth (8 Occurrences)

Jadon (1 Occurrence)

Jedo (1 Occurrence)

Jedu'thun (11 Occurrences)

Leaning (11 Occurrences)

Lyres (21 Occurrences)

Leaned (14 Occurrences)

Lutes (16 Occurrences)

Genealogies (17 Occurrences)

Gateway (40 Occurrences)

Girls (27 Occurrences)

Inflicted (20 Occurrences)

Forewarned (15 Occurrences)

Testifieth (13 Occurrences)

Torture (9 Occurrences)

Thresholds (11 Occurrences)

Tekel (2 Occurrences)

Rehoboam's (4 Occurrences)

Rage (43 Occurrences)

Romamti-ezer (2 Occurrences)

Romamtiezer (2 Occurrences)

Registered (21 Occurrences)

Registers (2 Occurrences)

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Rely (31 Occurrences)

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Enrollment (9 Occurrences)

Exaltation (9 Occurrences)

Earn (6 Occurrences)

Door-keepers (34 Occurrences)

Maidens (40 Occurrences)

Monthly (11 Occurrences)

Makers (20 Occurrences)

Mene (2 Occurrences)

Prophetess (8 Occurrences)

Praises (66 Occurrences)

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