He-of-the-Sinai זה סיני
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I. Name

Occurring twice in the OT (Judg. 5.5; Ps. 68.8–9) zēh sinai ‘He-of-the-Sinai’ is to be understood according to the analogous Nabatean divine name ‘Dushara’ as the ‘God (Lord) of the Sinai’ (H. Grimme, ZDMG 50 [1896]:573 n. 1).

II. Identity

The divine epithet ‘He-of-the-Sinai’ appears in Judg. 5.5. Here ‘He-of-the-Sinai’ is a qualification of Yahweh, and stands in parallelism to the epithet ‘God of Israel’. Before becoming the god of Israel Yahweh was the lord of the Sinai who came from Seir/Edom to fight for Israel (Judg.

Cite this page
H. Niehr, “He-of-the-Sinai זה סיני”, 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 17 January 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_He_of_the_Sinai>

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