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Horeph חרף
(736 words)

I. Name

The name ‘Horeph’ is a hapax in the OT. It occurs as a possible theophoric element in the personal name Elihoreph: one of Solomon’s secretaries in 1 Kgs. 4.3. It has been connected with the Egyptian god Apis: and, alternatively, with the Kassite god Ḫarpa/e. In epigraphical Hebrew, the putative divine name Horeph is probably attested in the seal inscription lʿzyhw bn ḥrp (Diringer 1934:196 No 37; Tigay 1986: 77). Besides, in Hebrew a noun ḥōrep occurs indicating the autumnal season (e.g. Gen. 8.22; Zech…

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U. Rüterswörden, “Horeph חרף”, 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 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Horeph>

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