2 (b) It also accords with the name bestowed on Yahweh as " Lord of Hosts " (sebaoth) or stars, which were regarded as personified beings (Job xxxviii.
Sebaoth, or " hosts," attached to the name of Yahweh, denoted the heavenly retinue of stars.
This direct testimony is supplemented by that of the magical texts, in which Ia(3e (Jahveh Sebaoth), as well as Iaf3a, occurs frequently.° In an Ethiopic list of magical names of Jesus, purporting to have been taught by him to his disciples, Yawe is found.
In the inquiry concerning the nature of Yahweh the name Yahweh Sebaoth (E.
Finally, Sebaoth came to be treated as a proper name (cf.
5 The " hosts," fl s; Sebaoth in the title Yahweh Sebaoth, Lord of Hosts, were probably at one time identified with the angels.