By Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter W. van der Horst
The Dictionary of Deities and Demons within the Bible, co-published by means of Eerdmans and Brill, is the single significant reference paintings describing the gods, angels, demons, spirits, and semi-divine heroes whose names ensue all through Scripture. First released in 1995 and named via selection as an exceptional educational ebook of 1996, this quantity has now been broadly revised. Thirty articles look during this moment version for the 1st time, whereas greater than a hundred articles were stated so far with the newest examine. Written via a hundred major overseas students, the greater than four hundred articles during this accomplished paintings hide each deity present in the Hebrew and Greek scriptures, together with the Apocrypha. every one article contains dialogue of the which means of the deitys identify, its religio-historical history, the correct biblical passages, and up to date bibliographical details. wide indexes and cross-references supply easy accessibility to the wealthy info present in the dictionary.
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Extra resources for Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible (2nd Edition)
Traditio-historical research basically agrees that his connections with Haran, Shechem and Bethel arc of a secondary character and originated when trndition identified Abraham as the father of Isaac and ancestor of the Northern tribes (-Jacob: NOTH 1948: 112-127). The trnditions of Mamre and the ancestral tomb of Machpelah near Hebron possess, however, a certain credibility. The tmditions about Abraham. 19) suggest that the cult of Abraham was originally at home around Hebron (ALT, KS I, 54-55: JEPSEN 1953-54: 144, 149).
An interesting proposal has been produced by ZADOK (1976). Building on a study by DRIVER (1958) he argued that the place was Assyrian Saparre. Babylonian Sipirani. from a putative Siprayn, situated in Chaldaea, south of Nippur. Its inhabitant'i could have revered gods with West Semitic names. Yet a location in Syria also deserves serious consideration, in view of the fact that Sepharvaim is mentioned after Hamath and Arpad in both 2 Kgs 18:34 and 19: 13 (DAY 1989:46). Since P. I). many scholars have accepted Adadmelech as a form of Hadad-melcch, -+'Hadad is king'.
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