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Shunama
(709 words)

I. Name

The name of the city of Shunem, šûnēm, is attested in Josh. 18.19; 1 Sam. 28.4; 2 Kgs. 4.8 (see also the indication for inhabitants of that city *šûnammî, 1 Kgs. 1.3, 1 Kgs. 15; 1 Kgs. 2.17, 1 Kgs. 20–21; 2 Kgs. 4.12, 2 Kgs. 25, 2 Kgs. 36). The etymology is unclear (HALAT 1339 offers no etymology), the name has been related to a Ugaritic deity Shunama occurring as an element in the binomial divine name Ṯkmn-w-Šnm (Ginsberg 1936:92; Jirku 1970).

II. Identity

The binomial deity Thakumanu-wa-Shunama…

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B. Becking, “Shunama”, 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_Shunama>



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