shamash

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Shamash (ˈʃɑːmæʃ)
 
n
the sun god of Assyria and Babylonia
 
[from Akkadian: sun]

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shamash

salaried sexton in a Jewish synagogue whose duties now generally include secretarial work and assistance to the cantor, or hazan, who directs the public service.

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