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Nibhaz נבחז
(518 words)

I. Name

Nibhaz is a deity who, like Tartak, was ‘made’ by the men of Awwah (var. Ivvah, 2 Kgs. 19.13) when the Assyrians settled them in Samaria, 2 Kgs. 17.31.

II. Identity

Identification of Awwah with a place written in cuneiform as Ama or Awa is strengthened by the occurrence beside it of Amatu in texts of Sargon II, probably the Hamath of 2 Kgs. 17.30 (H. Winckler, Die Keilschrifttexte Sargons [Leipzig 1889] 46:273–277; cf. Becking 1992:98–99), a collocation observed by Driver (1958:18) and developed by Zadok (19…

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A. R. Millard, “Nibhaz נבחז”, 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 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Nibhaz>

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