|1.||the study of the motions and relative positions of the planets, sun, and moon, interpreted in terms of human characteristics and activities|
|2.||the primitive study of celestial bodies, which formed the basis of astronomy|
|[C14: from Old French astrologie, from Latin astrologia, from Greek, from astrologos (originally: astronomer); see |
(Dan. 1:20; 2:2, 10, 27, etc.) Heb. 'ashshaph', an enchanter, one who professes to divine future events by the appearance of the stars. This science flourished among the Chaldeans. It was positively forbidden to the Jews (Deut. 4:19; 18:10; Isa. 47:13).