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“The heavens, the earth and all their hosts” (Gen 2,1). The inventory of the supernatural entities in the Hebrew Bible created with the Elyonim veTachtonim system - a new paper

It took some time, but the paper is finally online. As always, the accepted manuscript of the article can be found in the Legacy section.

 

Abstract
Elyonim veTachtonim is a system of quantitative and qualitative analysis of the traditions involving supernatural entities and, in this paper, I showcase its implementation to the construction of the biblical inventory. I start with a review of the printed and electronic resources and recognize their advantages and limitations which informed and motivated the production of the database. Next, I summarize the theoretical and methodological fundamentals of the endeavor and then scrutinize the development process emphasizing the quantitative and qualitative specificities of the biblical inventory. Finally, I sketch out the possible applications of the database and its prospective developments.

 

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This work was supported by the Jagiellonian University [Excellence Initiative, POB Heritage, H.1.12.2020].