Holy One קדושׁ
(2,101 words)

I. Name

The Hebrew root qdš indicates ‘to be reserved for a god, to be sacred’ and is frequently used in the Hebrew Bible. A number of nominative forms are derived from this root: qādēš ‘prostitute’ and qōdeš ‘sacred object, sacred place, holiness’. The adjective qādôš, ‘the Holy One’, is attested as a name for Yahweh in the MT. The root qdš occurs frequently in West-Semitic languages as a verb, as an adjective ‘holy’, or as a substantive ‘sanctuary, sacred object, sacred personnel’ (Hoftijzer-J…

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F. van Koppen and K. van der Toorn, “Holy One קדושׁ”, 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 20 January 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Holyone>

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