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A Canaanite god of pestilence. The Israelite personal name Resheph (1Chr 7:25) shows that Resheph had a following in Palestine. In the OT, Resheph comes to mean “pestilence” (Deut 32:24; Ps 78:48).
Powell, Mark Allan, ed. HarperCollins Bible Dictionary. Abridged Edition. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2009.