Qatar
(530 words)

I. Name

The name qēdār, Qedar, carried by a tribe of the Ishmaelites as well as by its eponymous ancestor (Gen. 25.13; 1 Chron. 1.29; Isa. 21.16, Isa. 17; Isa. 42.11; Isa. 60.7; Jer. 2.10; Jer. 49.28; Ezek. 27.21; Ps. 120.5; Cant. 1.5), has been related to the alleged Amorite deity Qudur or Qadar (Lewy 1934:48). The suggestion lacks sufficient ground.

II. Identity

According to Lewy (1934:48 n. 48), the name of an Amorite deity Qudur/Qudar/ Qadar is attested as theophoric element in fou…

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B. Becking and K. van der Toorn, “Qatar”, 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 20 January 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Qatar>



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