Religious Tolerance Noah’s ark and the flood Points of similarity between the Babylonian and Noachian flood stories horizontal rule Comparing the stories The Chaldean Flood Tablets from the city of Ur in what is now Southern Iraq contain a story that describes how the Bablylonian god Enlil had been bothered by the incessant noise generated […]
A ICEBERG - Hebrew and Babylonian Traditions/Similarities
The Code of Hammurabi is interesting on many levels, one of which is to compare the laws in this code with those in the Hebrew Bible. The comparison shows where the Bible was more humane than the Code. The following is some information about the Code. Hammurabi, king of Babylon is the author of this […]
https://www.dhushara.com/book/orsin/origsin.htm http://https://www.dhushara.com/book/orsin/decalog.htm http://https://www.dhushara.com/book/orsin/asherah.htm http://https://www.dhushara.com/book/god/hebrew.htm#anchor316374 The history of the Moon God and his consort in successive Near Eastern Cultures from Sumeria through Canaan to Sa’aba and Harran Dedicated to my namesake and alter-ego Christine “If it were not for you this work would have been a place of poverty” The moon is rightly believed to be […]
Just as knowing something about the 18th century Enlightenment, Colonial American history, and the men who attended the Constitutional Convention will inform your historical understanding of the U.S. Constitution, knowing something about ancient Near Eastern history and culture will deepen your historical understanding of the documents that compose the Hebrew Bible. Three brief discussions, on […]
I would even go so far as to say historical error, is a crucial factor in the creation of a nation.
The Bible actually has more than one creation myth, and the one you’re thinking of seems to have arisen not from ancient Israelite lore but from the central Asian steppes. Primordial Mesopotamian mythical beings: A chaos monster, left, being vanquished by the Sun God. Myths around the region got adopted and changed. Primordial Mesopotamian mythical […]