Personal Names of the Pentateuch in the Northwest Semitic Context: A Comparative Study

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Publikationens författare: Pauli Rahkonen
Publiceringsår: 2019
Tidskrift: Scandinavian Journal of the Old Testament
Tidskriftsakronym: SCAND J OLD TESTAM
Volym: 33
Nummer: 1
Artikelns första sida, sidnummer: 111
Artikelns sista sida, sidnummer: 135
Antal sidor: 25
ISSN: 0901-8328
eISSN: 1502-7244


The personal names of the Pentateuch (the first 11 chapters excluded) have not very often been under systematic scientific investigations. The topic is interesting from the points of view of linguistics, onomastics, theology and ethnohistory. The anthroponyms of the Pentateuch are compared with personal names found from the 2(nd) millennium BCE (from Amorite, Ugaritic and Amarna Canaanite sources) and with anthroponyms from extrabiblical and biblical Hebrew sources, as well as with Phoenician sources of the first half of the 1(st) millennium. The conclusion is that the anthroponyms of the Pentateuch reflect the onomasticon of the second millennium, having slightly modified typological and lexical roots in the same Northwest Semitic entity as Amorite, Amarna Canaanite and Ugaritic personal names.


Northwest Semitic, Old Testament exegesis, Pentateuch

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