Wizard (יַדּעֹנַי,yidde'onl, a knowing one), a term applied both to the sorcerer (Le 19:31; Le 20; Le 6; De 18:11; 1Sa 28:3,9) and the spirit by which he conjures (Le 20:27). SEE MAGIC.
The word means literally a person pretending to be wise, but the term is usually employed as the masculine corresponding to witch. In the history of witchcraft, the accusations against men as compared with those against women were as one to one hundred. SEE DIVINATION.