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A.Word.A.Day--theomachy

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theomachy (thee-OM-eh-kee) noun.

Strife or battle among gods, as in the Homeric poems.

[Greek theomakhia : theo- + makhia, fighting (from makhe, battle).]

"Although the bondage is historical, the Sea tradition is a historicized myth of conflict between Yahweh and the Red Sea, in turn deriving from Canaanite myths of primordial theomachy." Propp, William H.C., The Evolution of the Exodus Tradition, The Journal of the American Oriental Society, 15 Apr 1996.

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