Theophoric names for women? (Miryam)

Niels Peter Lemche npl at teol.ku.dk
Sun Dec 19 14:00:07 EST 1999


There are other possibilities, Ugaritic mr 1) being bitter, 2) being strong,
3) expel (cf. de Moor, A Cuneiform Anthology etc, p. 152.)

NPL


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> From:	Jonathan D. Safren [SMTP:yonsaf at beitberl.beitberl.ac.il]
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> Subject:	Re: Theophoric names for women? (Miryam)
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> Miryam or Maryam with the meaning "the revolt of the sea god" or "the
> sea god revolts" is very reminiscent of both the Ugaritic Baal cycle and
> of various references in Psalms, Job and Latter Prophets to a revolt of
> the sea against YHWH. (On the latter subject Cassuto wrote an essay many
> years ago).
> Sincerely,
> --
> Jonathan D. Safren
> Dept. of Biblical Studies
> Beit Berl College
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