By Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter W. van der Horst
The Dictionary of Deities and Demons within the Bible, co-published via Eerdmans and Brill, is the single significant reference paintings describing the gods, angels, demons, spirits, and semi-divine heroes whose names ensue all through Scripture. First released in 1995 and named by means of selection as an exceptional educational publication of 1996, this quantity has now been broadly revised. Thirty articles look during this moment variation for the 1st time, whereas greater than a hundred articles were stated to this point with the newest examine. Written by means of a hundred prime foreign students, the greater than four hundred articles during this complete paintings hide each deity present in the Hebrew and Greek scriptures, together with the Apocrypha. each one article contains dialogue of the that means of the deitys identify, its religio-historical history, the proper biblical passages, and updated bibliographical info. wide indexes and cross-references supply quick access to the wealthy details present in the dictionary.
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Extra resources for Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible (2nd Edition)
B) goes a step further when identifying Adam with a Kavod-Iike (-·Glory) Man in heaven, "sitting upon a throne of great glory" at the gates of Parndise, encircled by a multitude of angels and looking at the many souls being led to destruction and the few souls being led to life. "Adam is enthroned in heaven as the Glory at the end of time" (FOSSUM 1985:276). The description of Adam as a "wondrous man," "adorned in such glory," with a "terrifying appemnce, like that of the Lord" (Test. Abr. II, rec.
His name is dcrived from the noun heber 'breath' (SEYBOLD 1974:337; HESS 1993) indicating that he is a person with a transient charncter. A connection with Akk ibilll and Arab ~ibil 'camel' (HALAT 227) is less probable. In the Epistle to the Hebrews, Abel is seen as one of the 'heroes of faith' (Heb 11:4): "By faith Abel offered unto God a more excellent sacrifice than -'Cain". The author of this letter refers to the question why Cain's sacrifice was rejected and Abel's accepted. This problem is discussed in some Hcllenistic-Jewish and Rabbinic sources too: Josephus, Am.
Fonnally an abstract noun (GK § 86 k) but perhaps originally a pluml (cf. cedut). occurs about fifty times in the Hebrew Bible. It primarily designates a written document containing an agreement between two parties. Because in most Bible passages Yahweh is one of these parties. cedz;t developped the connotation of 'covenant' and 'covenantal stipulations' (SI:'UAN-YOFRE 1986: I 125- I 128). Its Semitic cognates. Cd)' in Aramaic and adz; in Akkadian. refer to a sworn agreement between two political panies.
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible (2nd Edition) by Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter W. van der Horst