[b-hebrew] God vs gods
yitzhaksapir at gmail.com
Tue Aug 23 23:44:49 EDT 2005
On 8/24/05, Heard, Christopher wrote:
> It's not me making the association, it's the Seleucids ... or at
> least, according to my memory, the Seleucids identified Greek Zeus
> with Syrian Baal Shamayim. I am at home right now so I am working
> from memory but I will see if I can dig up bibliography tomorrow.
Thanks. I am asking because it occurred to me that the mention of
Baal Shamayin in the Aramaic Zakkur inscription from Sfire may be
a mention of Jupiter, which would create another circumstancial link
between the word xwzh and astronomy or astrology.
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