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Anat ענת
(5,272 words)

I. Name

The MT makes no direct reference to the goddess Anat, though several scholars have proposed interpretations and conjectural emendations that would create references or allusions to her in the biblical text. As the MT stands, however, her name appears unequivocally only as a component of one personal and one place name, Shamgar ben Anat (Judg. 3.31) and Beth Anat (Josh. 19.38 and Judg. 1.33) respectively. Her name might also be evidenced in the place names Anathoth and Beth Anot and the…

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P. L. Day, “Anat ענת”, in: Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online, Edited by: Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter W. van der Horst. Consulted online on 26 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Anat>

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