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Carmel כרמל
(1,931 words)

I. Name

Carmel (Jebel Kurmul) is a promontory on the Mediterranean Coast of Israel near Haifa which since ancient times was considered as ‘holy’. A deity was worshipped there whose name occurs outside the Bible as “god of the Carmel”. In the OT Mount Carmel is known especially as scene of a trial of strength between the prophets of Baal and Elijah, or rather, between Baal and Yahweh (1 Kgs. 18).

II. Identity

The ‘holiness’ of the Carmel may already have been mentioned in the listing of countries and cities of the c…

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M. J. Mulder, “Carmel כרמל”, 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 02 April 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Carmel>

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