It was the custom among the Phoenicians, as among other Semitic nations, to use the names of the gods in forming proper names and thus to express devotion or invoke favour; thus Hanni-ba`al, 'Abd-melqarth, IIanni- `ashtart, Eshmun-`azar.
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Kala azar (visceral leishmaniasis) is still rampant in parts of Africa and the Indian subcontinent today and kills thousands every year.
For at the end of the 4th and the beginning of the 3rd century we have evidence of a native dynasty in the important inscriptions of Tabnith, Eshmun-`azar and Bod-`ashtart, and in the series of inscriptions (repeating the same text) discovered at Bostan esh-Shekh near Sidon (NSI.
4 The last-named texts imply that the first king of this dynasty was Eshmun-`azar; his son Tabnith succeeded him; then came Eshmun-`azar II., who died young, then Bod-`ashtart, both of them grandsons of Eshmun-`azar I.
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