Monday, July 30, 2018

The god Bethel

IS THAT IN THE BIBLE? Bethel, the Forgotten God of Israel (Paul Davidson). Arguably, the god Bethel is mentioned in the Bible, but the fascinating evidence explored in this essay is mostly from extra-biblical texts: the Aramaic papyri from Elephantine and Aramaic and Canaanite hymns from Papyrus Amherst 63.

For many past PaleoJudaica posts on Elephantine and the Elephantine Aramaic papyri, start here and follow the links. And for past posts on Papyrus Amherst 63 see here and links.

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