Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online

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Edom אדם
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As a deity, Edom is possibly attested in the Egyptian Leiden Magical Papyrus 343+345 V 7, otherwise only in personal names. ʿObed Edom (LXX Abdedom) 2 Sam. 6.10–12 (//1 Chr. 13.13–14; 1 Chr. 15.25) is a citizen of Philistine Gath—and the owner of an estate between Baalath-Jehudah and Jerusalem—who accommodated the ark for three months. In Chronicles, he is transformed into a Levite (1 Chr. 15.18, 1 Chr. 21, 1 Chr. 24; 1 Chr. 16.5, 1 Chr. 38) and the ancestor of a Levitical clan (1 Chr. 26.4, 1 Chr. 8, 1 Chr. 15). In Punic, ʾdm is att…

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E. A. Knauf, “Edom אדם”, 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 24 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Edom>



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