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Kosharoth כשׁרות
(847 words)

I. Name

The kôṯarātu, apparently ‘the (female) skillful ones’, appear in Ugaritic mythological texts in passages dealing with human conception and in the ‘pantheon’ texts as the equivalent of Mesopotamian mother-goddesses. A biblical reference to these goddesses has been proposed in Ps. 68.7 (e.g. W. F. Albright, Yahweh and the Gods of Canaan [London 1968] 119).

II. Identity

The plural form kṯrt appears in the Aqhat legend (KTU 1.17) and in the Marriage of Nikkal text (KTU 1.24) in contexts ass…

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D. Pardee, “Kosharoth כשׁרות”, 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 25 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7802_DDDO_DDDO_Kosharoth>



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