Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online

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Noble Ones אדירים
(382 words)

I. Name

In the OT the adjective ʾaddîr is used in describing Yahweh (Exod. 15.11; 1 Sam. 4.8; Pss. 18.2, Pss. 10; Pss. 76.5) and also of persons or things of more than normal stature or strength, like the sea (Ps. 93.4), the mighty cedars of the Libanon (Ezek. 17.23), mighty people (Ezek. 32.18), or kings (Ps. 136.18). In Ps. 16.3 it seems to denote pagan deities (Tournay 1988:335).

II. Identity

In the ancient Ugaritic legend of Aqhat the ʾadrm are mentioned together with the king fulfilling his usual duties (KTU2 1.1…

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K. Spronk, “Noble Ones אדירים”, 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 28 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Nobleones>

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