Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online

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Prince שׂר
(905 words)

I. Name

In Dan. 10.13, the angelic interpreter tells Daniel that he has been sent in response to the visionary’s prayer, but he has been delayed because “the prince of the kingdom of Persia opposed me twenty-one days, so Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me”. He adds that when he is through with this first prince, “the prince of Greece will come” (Dan. 10.20). He also refers to Michael as “your prince” (Dan. 10.21) and as “the great prince, the protector of your people” (Dan. 12.1). By analogy with Mich…

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J. J. Collins, “Prince שׂר”, 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 23 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Prince>

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