Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible (2nd Edition) by Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter W. van der Horst

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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 one 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 through selection as an excellent educational publication of 1996, this quantity has now been largely revised. Thirty articles seem during this moment version for the 1st time, whereas greater than a hundred articles were stated up to now with the newest learn. Written by means of a hundred best foreign students, the greater than four hundred articles during this accomplished paintings conceal each deity present in the Hebrew and Greek scriptures, together with the Apocrypha. each one article comprises dialogue of the which means of the deitys identify, its religio-historical historical past, the appropriate biblical passages, and up to date bibliographical info. huge indexes and cross-references supply quick access to the wealthy details present in the dictionary.

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J. N. Bremmer & N. M. Horsfall; BICS 52: London. 1987) 12-24: L. MALTEN. Aeneas. ARlV 29 (1931) 33-59; R. M. OGILVIE. A COII/memary on Liv)' Books }-5 (Oxford 1965) 33-34; W. PAPE. revised by G. E. BENSElER. Worterb/lch der griechisclzen Eigelllwmen (Braunschweig 1884); J. PERRET. US Origines de la Jegende tro)'enne de Rome (28} -31) (Paris 1942) (but cf. A. Momigliano's review in JRS 35 (1945) 99-104J. K. DOWDEN AGREEMENT i:iil' I. The Hebrew word cedilt. fonnally an abstract noun (GK § 86 k) but perhaps originally a pluml (cf.

FOSSUM, The Name of God alld the Allgel of the Lord. Samaritan and Jewish Concepts of Imen"ediatioll alld the Origill of Gnosticism (WUNT 36; TUbingen 1985); C. H. GORDON, Notcs on Proper Namcs in the Ebla Tablets, in: Eblaite Personal Names and Semitic Name-giving (A. ; ARES I; Roma 1988) 153- I58; R. S. 223-225; M. MACH, Em- wickillngsstadien des jiidischen Engelg/allbens ill \'orrabbinischer Zeit (TSAJ 34; TGbingen 1992); K. SEYBOLD. ";;:J htrbcel, nVAT2 (1974) 334-343. B. BECKING ABo~nNA TION I.

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'. encouraged by the reading of Adad-milki in cuneiform sources (so J. A. MONTGOMERY & H. S. GEHMAN. Killgs [Edinburgh 1951] 476; DRIVER 1958; M. COGAN & H. tOR, /I Kings [New York 1988] 212).

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