The Hebrew Names of the Seven Planets

  title={The Hebrew Names of the Seven Planets},
  author={Robert R. Stieglitz},
  journal={Journal of Near Eastern Studies},
  pages={135 - 137}
  • R. Stieglitz
  • Published 1 April 1981
  • History
  • Journal of Near Eastern Studies
THE traditional Hebrew names of the seven planets known in the ancient world are first attested in the Babylonian Talmud (Shabbat 156a), but there is also contemporary evidence for another set of names utilized by the Jews of the Later Roman Empire. The source for the latter is Epiphanius, the Bishop of Constantia (Salamis) in Cyprus from A.D. 367 until his death in A.D. 402. Epiphanius was born to Jewish parents at Bezanduca in the district of Eleutheropolis (Beit Jibrin) in Palestine. He was… 
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