|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
One who pretends to prognosticate future events. Baalam is so called (Joshua 13:22; Hebrews kosem, a "diviner, " as rendered 1 Samuel 6:2; rendered "prudent, Isaiah 3:2). In Isaiah 2:6 and Micah 5:12 (Hebrews yonenim, i.e., "diviners of the clouds") the word is used of the Chaldean diviners who studied the clouds. In Dan. 2:27; 5:7 the word is the rendering of the Chaldee gazrin, i.e., "deciders" or "determiners", here applied to Chaldean astrologers, "who, by casting nativities from the place of the stars at one's birth, and by various arts of computing and divining, foretold the fortunes and destinies of individuals.", Gesenius, Lex. Hebrews (see SORCERER.)
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) One who foretells events by the art of soothsaying; a prognosticator.
2. (n.) A mantis.
Soothsayer (4 Occurrences)
Deuteronomy 18:10 There shall not be found with thee any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, one that useth divination, one that practiseth augury, or an enchanter, or a sorcerer, (See JPS RSV)
Deuteronomy 18:11 or a charmer, or one that inquireth of a spirit of Python, or a soothsayer, or one that consulteth the dead. (DBY)
Joshua 13:22 The children of Israel alse killed Balaam also the son of Beor, the soothsayer, with the sword, among the rest of their slain. (WEB KJV JPS ASV RSV)
Isaiah 3:2 The strong man and the man of war; the judge and the prophet; the man who has knowledge of secret arts, and the man who is wise because of his years; (See NIV)