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For example:

You rule the raging sea; you still its swelling waves.

You crush Rahab with a mortal blow; with your strong arm you scatter your foes.

Yours are the heavens, yours the earth; you founded the world and everything in it.

Zaphon and Amanus you created; Tabor and Hermon rejoice in your name.

Psalm 89 10:13 NABRE

I know from reading the notes that Rahab is a sea beast and that Zaphon, Amanus, Tabor and Hermon are mountains. But they could just have easily have been people or places.

Is there something in the Hebrew or Greek that signifies to an audience when a proper noun represents a person or a tribe or a thing?

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