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Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible

Nanaea

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NANÆA ( Malachi 1:13 Malachi 1:13; 2Ma 1:16 ). A goddess worshipped in Syria, Persia, Armenia, and other parts of Asia. By the Greeks this goddess was identified sometimes with Artemis, sometimes with Aphrodite. She seems to have represented the productive powers of nature. In 2Ma 1:10-17 we have a legendary account of the death of Antiochus Epiphanes, who is said to have attempted to plunder a temple of Nanæa in Persia, and to have been treacherously killed in the temple by the priests.

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Hastings, James. Entry for 'Nanaea'. Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/hdb/n/nanaea.html. 1909.

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