Anat-Yahu and the Jews at Elephantine 

Show simple item record Mondriaan, Marlene Elizabeth 2014-06-06T09:52:00Z 2014-06-06T09:52:00Z 2013
dc.description.abstract Important Aramaic papyri documents have been discovered at the fortified city on the island of Elephantine in the Nile River. These documents describe, inter alia, the lives of a group of Jewish mercenaries and their families who lived there during the sixth and fifth centuries B.C.E. They probably originated from the former kingdom of northern Israel. Documents attest to an excavated Jewish temple where sacrifices were offered to YHW. The inhabitants of the seventh century B.C.E. northern Israel consisted mainly of Israelites and Aramaeans. They worshipped many deities or forms of divine manifestation. This religious pluralism was presumably carried over to Elephantine. Several of these papyri contain references to YHW, the most significant being an oath in the name of Anat-Yahu. The aim of this article is to illustrate that the possible veneration of Anat-Yahu by the Jews at Elephantine could support the much-debated theory that the Israelites believed that Yahweh had a consort. en_US
dc.description.librarian am2014 en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Mondriaan, ME 2013, 'Anat-Yahu and the Jews at Elephantine', Journal for Semitics, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 537-552. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1013-8471
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Unisa Press en_US
dc.rights Unisa Press en_US
dc.subject Anat-Yahu en_US
dc.subject Jews en_US
dc.subject Elephantine en_US
dc.subject Aramaic papyri documents en_US
dc.subject Kingdom en_US
dc.title Anat-Yahu and the Jews at Elephantine  en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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