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Influence of gods or spirits
The activity of a god or spirit in influencing or coming upon a person and so directing or strongly influencing their activities.
Key passages
Jdg 11:29

And the Spirit of Yahweh came upon Jephthah, and he passed through Gilead and Manasseh. He passed through Mizpah of Gilead, and from Mizpah of Gilead he passed through to the Ammonites.

Jdg 14:6

And the Spirit of Yahweh rushed upon him, and he tore the lion apart as one might tear apart a male kid goat (he was bare-handed). But he did not tell his father and mother what he had done.

Jdg 14:19

And the Spirit of Yahweh rushed on him, and he went down to Ashkelon. He killed thirty men from them, and he took their belongings, and he gave festal garments to the ones that explained the riddle. He was angry, and he went up to his father’s house.

1 Sa 10:10

When they went from there to Gibeah, a procession of prophets met him, and the Spirit of God rushed upon him, and he prophesied among them.

1 Sa 16:14–23

Now the Spirit of Yahweh departed from Saul and an evil spirit from Yahweh tormented him. So the servants of Saul said to him, “Look please, an evil spirit from God is tormenting you. Please, let our lord command your servants who are before you! Let them seek a man skilled in …