Sanballat


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Sanballat

(sănbăl`ət), in the Bible, one of the Persian officials in Palestine who consistently opposed Nehemiah in his restoration of Jerusalem. He is called a Horonite, a designation perhaps from the name Bethhoron.
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While Nehemiah inveighs against Sanballat and Tobiah, it is clear that they were self-professing Yahwists.
Other topics include archaeology and textual evidence from Sanballat, questions of Assyrian activity in the West, and an intriguing article by Susan Ackerman on apotropaic figurines and other protective traditions used for doorposts and elsewhere as a possible avenue of interpretation for cryptic references in Exodus 38:8 and 1 Sam 2:22.