Osiris is a prominent Egyptian god. P. de Lagarde (Symmicta [Göttingen 1877] 105) proposed to replace ʾassîr, ‘prisoner’, in Isa. 10.4 by ʾōsîr. He thus obtained a reading similar to the Phoenician and Aramaic renderings of the name of the Egyptian god Osiris. Another reflection of the cult of Osiris might be found in the personal name אסיר, if indeed it stands for Osiris (Exod. 6.24; 1 Chr. 6.7, 1 Chr. 8, 1 Chr. 22; Noth, IPN 63 n. 2).
Osiris’ anthropomorphic body is always represented wrappe…