Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online

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Wrath Ὀργή
(451 words)

I. Name

A personified active principle of Wrath has been seen in two passages from the Pauline epistles. This supposed demon was interpreted in the light of the Zoroastrian demon Aēšma, one of the most important helpers of the Evil Spirit in Zoroastrian theology and possibly known to the Jews under the name Asmodeus (Pines 1982; Boyce & Grenet 1991:425–426, 446).

II. Identity

Although Aēšma was certainly perceived as a powerful demon by Zarathustra himself (his name has been attested sever…

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A. F. de Jong, “Wrath Ὀργή”, 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_Wrath>

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