The word always occurs with ʿôv, which is translated "those who have familiar spirits" (KJV) or "medium" (NIV and NASB).
This noun refers to those who seek direction from the dead.
In Levitical Law, this type of person was considered an abomination to the Lord (Deut. King Saul consulted such a medium when he desired to know the outcome of his war against the Philistines (1 Sam. King Manasseh's evil deeds included the practice of consulting mediums and wizards (2 Ki. Isaiah condemned the people of Israel for turning to the way of the Canaanites, who sought out mediums and wizards in order to hear from their dead (Isa. Since the root of yidde‘ōnî is the verb yādaʿ "to know," implied in the title, therefore, is esoteric knowledge not available to the ordinary person.
yidde‘ōnî always occurs parallel to ʾôb (witch, q.v.).
2 Kings Moreover, Josiah removed the mediums and the spiritists and the teraphim and the idols and all the abominations that were seen in the land of Judah and in Jerusalem, that he might confirm the words of the law which were written in the book that Hilkiah the priest found in the house of the LORD.
12 “For whoever does these things is detestable to the LORD; and because of these detestable things the LORD your God will drive them out before you. Interestingly, the word is used once to signify a leather bottle that may burst under pressure (Job ). They shall be stoned with stones, their bloodguiltiness is upon them.'" Deuteronomy or one who casts a spell, or a medium, or a spiritist, or one who calls up the dead.(03049)(yiddeoni from yada = to know) is noun which refers to one who knows and communicates with the unseen world."A masculine noun meaning a familiar spirit, a conjurer, and a wizard.He did much evil in the sight of the LORD, provoking Him to anger.Isaiah When they say to you, "Consult the mediums and the spiritists who whisper and mutter," should not a people consult their God?
(Both parties were to be killed in these cases of unlawful intercourse.) In the case of a man having unlawful sexual intercourse with a mother and her daughter, all three offenders were to be burned (Lev ), presumably after being stoned to death.