Am עם
(1,047 words)

I. Name

ʿAm(m) occurs widely as a theophoric element in Semitic proper names, although in the cuneiform texts it is not ordinarily marked by the determinative indicating divinity. Among the names that are commonly classified as “Amorite”, there are over two hundred with ʿAmm as an element. This represents by far the largest group; but ʿAm(m)-names are also attested in epigraphic Arabic (Qatabanian, Safaitic, and Thamudic), Hebrew, Ugaritic, Old Aramaic, Phoenician, Punic, Ammon…

Cite this page
C. L. Seow, “Am עם”, in: Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Online, Edited by: Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter W. van der Horst. Consulted online on 19 January 2019 <>

▲   Back to top   ▲