The biblical anthroponym Shamgar (Judg. 3.31; Judg. 5.6) is most likely understood as a Hurrian name (Šimig-ari) meaning ‘Shimige has given’ (Feiler 1939). Shimige is the Hurrian sun-god (von Schuler 19832).
In the religion of the Hittites a number of solar deities are worshipped, the main ones being the sun-goddess of Arinna, connected with the underworld, and the sun-god of the heavens, usually referred to in the texts as dutu. When it comes to the Hurrian sun-god, this S…