By W. Boyd Barrick
This research concludes that the non-cultic be aware BMH is de facto *bomet, wearing essentially (if now not constantly) an anatomical feel approximate to English "back," occasionally elevated to the "body" itself. The word bmty->rs (Amos 4:13, Micah 1:3, and CAT 1.4 VII 34; additionally Deut. 32:13a, Isa. 58:14ab-ba, and Sir. 46:9b) derives from the overseas mythic imagery of the Storm-God: it refers initially to the "mythological mountains," conceptualized anthropomorphically, which the god surmounts in theophany, symbolically expressing his cosmic victory and sovereignty. There isn't any example the place this notice (even 2 Sam. 1:19a and 1:25b) is unequivocally a topographical reference.
The implications of those findings for settling on the bamah-sanctuary are in short considered.
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72. West follows Vaughan (East Face of Helicon, 35–36). -L. Mayer, “Gli imprestiti semitici in greco,” Rendiconti dell’ Instituto Lombardo: Classe di Lettere e Scienze Morali e Storiche 94 (1960): 333. 73. W. F. : Doubleday, 1969), 200–201 n. 24 (unchanged from all previous editions). 74. See Chapter 1, pp. 2–3 and nn. 15–16, above. 75. Vaughan, Meaning, 22, adding that “the Phoenician word had either already lost its medial h by the time the Greeks borrowed it, or the h disappeared in the process of being adopted into Greek” (p.
Which Ferron read bmt . bbt . wbmtw (ll. , 187; similarly A. Dupont-Sommer, “L’Inscription punique récemment décoverte à Pyrgi [Italie],” Journal Asiatique 252 [1964–65]: 294–95); but this reading is unsound as Ferron later acknowledged in proposing bmtn . bbt . wbntw, “…comme sa propre offrande dans le Temple et dans [sa partie le plus] intérieure…” (“La Dédicace à Astarté du roi de Caere, Tibérie Velianaš,” Le Museon 81 : 524, 528, 534; similarly G. N. , J. A. Fitzmyer, “The Phoenician Inscription from Pyrgi,” JAOS 86 : especially 290–92; J.
N. , J. A. Fitzmyer, “The Phoenician Inscription from Pyrgi,” JAOS 86 : especially 290–92; J. C. L. Gibson, Textbook of Syrian Semitic Inscriptions [Oxford: Clarendon, 1982], 3, especially 154–57; “The Funerary Inscription from Pyrgi,” translated by P. K. McCarter [COS 2:184]). E. grafﬁto in Greek characters (KAI 174) (“Quelques remarques,” 189; cf. in general A. Beaulieu and R. Mouterde, “La Grotte d’Astarté a WasÓa,” MUSJ 27 [1947–48]: especially 11–13). , J. T. Milik, “Le Grafﬁto phénicien en charactères grecs de la grotte d’Astarté à WasÓa,” MUSJ 31 : 5–12; M.