Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online

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Edited by: Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking and Pieter W. van der Horst

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The Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online contains academic articles on the named gods, angels, and demons in the books of the Hebrew Bible, Septuagint and Apocrypha, as well as the New Testament and patristic literature. This online version contains the second extensively revised edition.

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(530 words)

Author(s): B. Becking | K. van der Toorn
I. Name The name qēdār, Qedar, carried by a tribe of the Ishmaelites as well as by its eponymous ancestor ( Gen. 25.13; 1 Chron. 1.29; Isa. 21.16, Isa. 17; Isa. 42.11; Isa. 60.7; Jer. 2.10; Jer. 49.28; Ezek. 27.21; Ps. 120.5; Cant. 1.5), has been related to the alleged Amorite deity Qudur or Qadar (Lewy 1934:48). The suggestion lacks sufficient ground. II. Identity According to Lewy (1934:48 n. 48), the name of an Amorite deity Qudur/Qudar/ Qadar is attested as theophoric element in four Mesopotamian names: qù-du-ur-ı̀-li (AO 9356:1); qú-da-ri-li (BIN IV 25:34); qá-dá-ar-an (Bauer 1…


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Qeteb קטב

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Author(s): N. Wyatt
I. Name The term Qeṭeb appears four times in the OT. Its basic significance is ‘destruction’, (perhaps etymologically ‘that which is cut off’) though the contexts suggest that other nuances are present. Various scholars have translated it as ‘plague’ or ‘pestilence’ in the context of its parallel use with rešep, deber. The term has overtones of a divine name. II. Identity qẓb occurs once in Ugaritic ( KTU 1.5 ii:24) and may be a kinsman of Mot (J. C. de Moor, ‘O Death, Where is Thy Sting’, Ascribe to the Lord: Biblical and Other Studies in Memory of P. C. Craigie [ed. L. Eslinger & G. Taylo…