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Misharu מישׁור
(558 words)

I. Name

Like Hebrew mîšôr, Ugaritic mšr derives from yšr, ‘to be upright’; similarly, Akkadian mı̄šaru is a derivative of ešēru, ‘to straighten up’. Evidence for mîšôr as a deity in Hebrew tradition is only indirect.

II. Identity

The name of the Babylonian male deity mı̄šaru occurs together with kittu, ‘Justice’, and either or both have the epithets āšib maḫri Šamaš, ‘seated in front of Shamash’ or sukkallu ša imitti, ‘vizier of the right hand’ (for references to dMı̄šaru see CAD M/2,…

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W. G. E. Watson, “Misharu מישׁור”, 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 18 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Misharu>



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