Word Summary
chartom: an engraver, writer
Original Word: חַרְטֹם
Transliteration: chartom
Phonetic Spelling: (khar-tome')
Part of Speech: Noun Masculine
Short Definition: an engraver, writer
Meaning: an engraver, writer
Strong's Concordance

From the same as cheret; a horoscopist (as drawing magical lines or circles) -- magician.

see HEBREW cheret


H2748. chartom

[חַרְטֹם‎] noun masculineExodus 7:22 engraver, writer, only in derived sense of one possessed of occult knowledge, diviner, astrologer, magician (probably = ם‎ + חֶרֶט‎, see Di Ol§ 216, 5 Sta§§ 295, 327 a) **the fact that the word is always applied to Egyptian magicians, except Daniel 2:2 (late), suggests Egyptian origin, but no agreement among Egyptologists: HarkavyJas., 1870, Mars-Avril, 169 proposes χαρ, speak + tum, hidden = teller of hidden things; WiedSamml 44 thinks Hebrew word perhaps imitating an Egyptian cher-‰em-t, he who holds the book; FC Cook'Speaker's' Comm. i. 279 proposes cher-tum = bearer of sacred words. — only plural absolute חַרְטֻמִּיםGenesis 41:24 4t.; חַרְטֻמִּםExodus 8:15; 9:11; construct חַרְטֻמֵּיGenesis 41:8 2t.; —

1 magicians of Egypt Genesis 41:8 (E; "" חֲכָמִים‎), 41:24 (E), Exodus 8:3; 8:14; 8:15; 7:11 ("" מְכַשְּׁפִים חֲכָמִים,‎), 7:22; 9:11 (twice in verse) (all P).

2 magicians of Babylon Daniel 2:2 ("" כַּשְׂדִּים מְכַשְּׁפִים, אַשָּׁפִים,‎).

II. חרט‎ (√ of following; relation to I. חרט‎ obscure).

חַרְטֹםnoun masculine magician (Biblical Hebrew id quod, √ I. חרט‎); — absolute Daniel 2:10; plural absolute חַרְטֻמִּין2:27; 5:11; מַּיָא‎- 4:4, 6.