(442 words)

I. Name

A deity Shulman is known as a theophoric element in Mesopotamian personal names. The god’s name has often been connnected with the noun šulmu, “welfare”, suggesting that the god functioned as a divine healer (Albright 1931–1932:167). Shulman occurs as a theophoric element in the name of the Assyrian king šalmanʾeser, ‘Shalmaneser’ (2 Kgs. 17.3//2 Kgs. 18.9) and has been recovered in the personal names Solomon (B. Meissner, Babylonien und Assyrien II [Heidelberg 1925] 33, 40, 48; see however H…

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M. Cogan, “Shulman”, 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 19 January 2019 <>

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