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I. Name

Lim occurs as a theophoric element in numerous personal names, primarily from northern Syria in the second millennium bce. Attestations of Lim as a divine name in the Bible, though suggested, are highly dubious.

II. Identity

Among the bearers of Lim-names are Ti-ša/šè-Li-im, who is identified in an Eblaite text as “the queen of Emar” (MEE 2, 351), I-bi-iṭ-Li-im, an Eblaite king (MAIS [1967–1968], ll. 2.9.26), ni-ši-Li-im, an Ensi from Tuttul in the Ur III-period (AfO. 19 [1959–60] 120:1…

Cite this page
C. L. Seow, “Lim”, 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 <>

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