KORASH

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Pearl of Great Price PN 1. KORASH idolatrous god of (BofAbraham 1:6, facsimiles 1:4,8, 2:6)

Cf. Ugaritic qrš, which seems to be part of a holy place where sacrificial offerings are made.[1]

Or hypothetical Hebrew *ke-roš “like a (human) head,” but in Seixas-style Sephardic pronunciation.

Or perhaps hypothetical Egyptian *kЗ-rs (pronounced ku-res or ku-ras) “spirit of the south” (in Hebrew transliteration in Isaiah 11:11 as -ros), reflecting its function as the canopic jar of the south (Egyptian ’Imśti, with human head in facsimiles 1:4, 8, and 2:6).

Cf. also http://tinyurl.com/kxfmzpc for Oded on the Edomite/Idumean god Qos, Qaus.

Variant Koash

Notes


  1. G. del Olmo Lete, Canaanite Religion, 2nd ed., 268 n91, citing Bordreuil & Caquot, Syria, 56 (1989):299; de Tarragon, TOu II:230 n250.