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BELOMANCY (from , a dart, and , prophecy or divination), a form of divination (q.v.) by means of arrows, practised by the Babylonians, Scythians and other ancient peoples. Nebuchadrezzar (Ezek. xxi. 21) resorted to this practice "when he stood in the parting of the way ... to use divination: he made his arrows bright."

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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