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A goddess known from Ugarit, appearing in the 7th cent. BC as Anatbethel in the treaty of  Asarhaddon with Baal of Tyrus [4. no. 5 IV 6], in Asarhaddon's follow-up treaty [4. no. 6 § 54 A 467], as well as in the 5th cent. BC, when she appears under the name of Anatjahu as the Paredra of  Jahwe in Elephantine [5]. She was also possibly Jahwe's paredra in Samaria as early as the 8th cent. BC. In the OT, A. only exists as an element in place names (Jos 15,59; 19,38; Jer 1,1 and passim) and personal names (Ri 5,6; Jos 17,7). A bilingual alt…

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Niehr, Herbert (Tübingen), “Anat”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 25 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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