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  • adjective of a name contains the name of a deity.


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  • NLM readers will be pleased to note how many traditional elements have been preserved in the liturgy there; e.g. virtually everything is sung in Latin, the altar is set up against the Holy Sepulchre so that priest and faithful together face versus Deum, and a large traditonal canopy as well as an umbella are used in the theophoric procession at the end of Mass.

    Holy Thursday and Good Friday in Jerusalem

  • For example, we explicitly make the point that theophoric names do not identify their bearers as divine.

    HANDS Across the Godhead?

  • Moreover, your one statement that a theophoric does not imply divinity is overshadowed by an entire chapter devoted to Jesus' name, a chapter in which you write: The name Jesus means 'Jehovah saves,' and the angel's comment assumes an awareness of this meaning.

    HANDS Across the Godhead?

  • YHWH and names with a yahwistic theophoric element are found in pre-exilic Judean inscriptions, incidentally.

    Linguistics and the Dating of Texts

  • Clearly if that sort of principle is applied most of the characters in the Bible are divine, since their names have theophoric elements.

    HANDS Across the Godhead?

  • Both 2 Kings 11 and 1 Chronicles (especially chap. 24) connect Athaliah with Baal worship, even though her name contains the theophoric element yah [u] (yhwh), like the names of other figures in the story.

    Athaliah: Bible.

  • Yah and Yehu are key theophoric elements (popping up in personal names) for followers of YHWH, another master of the deep, and YHH (Jah/Yaw) is applied directly to God in a number of places in the Bible.

    A Dark And Hidden God

  • Holy, the "theophoric processions" (circumgestatio), and also the feast of Corpus Christi, instituted under Urban IV at the solicitation of St. Juliana of Liège.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 5: Diocese-Fathers of Mercy

  • Neither decree speaks of the theophoric procession as a feature of the celebration.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • The name is commonly interpreted as a theophoric name referring to the god Marduk with the understanding that it means

    CreationWiki - Recent changes [en]


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