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an answer; i.e., to “prayer”, the father of Shamgar, who was one of the judges of Israel (Judg. 3:31).

Historical Examples

After him Shamgat, the son of anath, was elected for their governor, but died in the first year of his government.
The Antiquities of the Jews Flavius Josephus

anath signified the fountain of light, and was abbreviated Nath and Neith by the Egyptians.
A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume I. Jacob Bryant

But that both anath and Astarte were also dissolute goddesses is recognised in a text which ascribes their creation to Set.
The Religion of Ancient Palestine Stanley A. Cook


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