Gether גתר
(852 words)

I. Name

Gatharu (gṯr) is attested as a divine name in several genres of Ugaritic texts (vocabulary texts, rituals, a letter) and in sacrificial lists from Emar. The name is also attested as a theophoric element at Mari. It is plausibly derived from a root gṯr. It denotes ‘to be strong’, provided that the relationship with the Akkadian adjective gašru be accepted, where the strength denoted is particularly fierce and war-like. The god Gatharu has been tentatively connected with t…

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D. Pardee, “Gether גתר”, 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 23 January 2019 <>

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