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(Hebrew עֲנָת, anath; also Anath). A goddess in the ancient Near East, attested most significantly in Ugaritic mythological texts.
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Anat (ah´naht), a Canaanite goddess of fertility and war. Ugaritic literature gives the best evidence of her character and exploits. She is not mentioned as such in the Bible, but place-names (Anathoth, Josh. 21:8; Beth-anath, 19:38) and one personal name (Shamgar ben Anath, Judg. 3:31) indicate that
Eerdmans Dictionary of the Bible
Anat (Heb. ʿănāṯ)A Northwest Semitic goddess of war. Anat is portrayed unambiguously in the Ugaritic texts wielding bow and sword against both human and supernatural enemies, and is even described as joyously wading through the blood of slain warriors. Scholars agree that she plays a supportive role
Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible
ANAT ענתI. The MT makes no direct reference to the goddess Anat, though several scholars have proposed interpretations and conjectural emendations that would create references or allusions to her in the biblical text. As the MT stands, however, her name appears unequivocally only as a component of one
Harper’s Bible Dictionary
AnatAnat (ahʹnaht), a Canaanite goddess of fertility with a thirst for violence. No proposed explanation of the name ‘Anat’ is convincing. The Ugaritic literature gives the best evidence of her character and exploits. Place names (Anathoth, Beth-anath) and a personal name (Shamgar ben Anath) reveal