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Lioness לבאת
(805 words)

I. Name

Lbʾt (fem. of lbʾ) occurs as a divine name or as a theophoric element in Canaanite personal names outside the Bible in the 2nd half of the 2nd millennium. The name of the deity, as part of a theophoric name ʿbdlbʾt, is engraved on five arrowheads found at el-Khadr, north-west of Bethlehem, and dated around 1100 bce, but two occurrences are wrongly engraved: ʿbdlbt (II) and ʿbdlʾt (IV). It is found also on cuneiform tablets of the LB II strata at Ugarit, ʿbdlbit (see Gordon 1965:no 321 III 38, p. 209 = KTU 4.63). Th…

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E. Puech, “Lioness לבאת”, 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 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Lioness>

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