Clay טיט
(742 words)

I. Name

In the Ugaritic texts a binomial deity: ẓẓ wkmṯ (KTU 1.100:36; 1.107:16) is attested. Virolleaud read the first name as ṭṭ. He and other scholars connected the word with Heb. ṭîṭ; Akk. ṭidu(m), ṭiṭu, ṭiṭṭ/ddu; Aram. ṭyn/ṭînā (DISO 110); Ar. ṭîn ‘clay’, ‘mud’. It is the substance from which man was made (Atra-Ḫasis I.210–260). As such it is not mentioned in the OT, but here the word appears parallel to ḥomer (Isa. 41.25; Nah. 3.14, cf. Isa. 45.9; Isa. 64.9; Job 10.9; Job 33.6)…

Cite this page
M. Dijkstra, “Clay טיט”, 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 22 January 2019 <>

▲   Back to top   ▲