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This edition was published in by Brill Academic Publishers

Written in English

960 pages

This text presents a reference on the gods, angels, demons, spirits and semi-divine heroes whose names occur in the biblical books. This revised edition features 30 new entries, while more than 100 have been updated. The text is arranged in order of the Latin alphabet and the more than 400 names are those found in the books of the Hebrew and Greek Bible, the Old and New Testament, including the Apocrypha. There are entries on divine names recognized as such by the biblical authors, divine names in theophoric toponyms and anthroponyms, secular terms which occur as divine names in neighbouring civilizations, conjectural divine names and humans who acquired a semi-divine status in tradition. A typical entry contains a discussion of the pertinent name, its meaning, the religio-historical background, relevant biblical passages and a bibliography. The book includes extensive indices and cross-references.

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Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible

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This text presents a reference on the gods, angels, demons, spirits and semi-divine heroes whose names occur in the biblical books. This revised edition features 30 new entries, while more than 100 have been updated. The text is arranged in order of the Latin alphabet and the more than 400 names are those found in the books of the Hebrew and Greek Bible, the Old and New Testament, including the Apocrypha. There are entries on divine names recognized as such by the biblical authors, divine names in theophoric toponyms and anthroponyms, secular terms which occur as divine names in neighbouring civilizations, conjectural divine names and humans who acquired a semi-divine status in tradition. A typical entry contains a discussion of the pertinent name, its meaning, the religio-historical background, relevant biblical passages and a bibliography. The book includes extensive indices and cross-references.

Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible

This edition was published in by Brill Academic Publishers


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Karel Van Der Toorn
Editor
Bob Becking
Editor
Pieter W. Van Der Horst

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Hardcover
Number of pages
960

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OL25424897M
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ISBN 10
9004111190
ISBN 13
978-9004111196

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