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Marduk

The Tower of Babel: A Polemic against Marduk’s Temple Esagil

Enuma Elish describes the Babylonian god Marduk’s plans for a city with a single tower that will serve as his seat of power and as the nexus of all gods. The story of Babel responds to this myth by having YHWH disrupt the construction and decentralize Babylon.

Prof.

Takayoshi M. Oshima

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Justifying War Crimes in the Bible and the Ancient Near East

In the ancient world, as now, indiscriminate violence and mass killing in war is explained as a struggle to defend “our” way of life against those who threaten to destroy it.

Prof.

C. L. Crouch

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Babylonian Rosh Hashanah

Battle, creation, enthronement, and justice

Dr.

Uri Gabbay

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