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131. Suns and Planets in Neolithic Rock Art [Journals] [Aeon]
... particular symbol may appear alone, or, more commonly, alongside a crescent and star, a patent reference to the intimate relationship believed to exist between Shamash, Sin and Ishtar, the divine triad of ancient Babylon. (28) Although the crescent of Sin is readily understandable given the god's customary identification with the Moon, why the ancient Babylonians would have represented the sun with this particular symbol is difficult to explain. The same image, moreover, is frequently found perched atop a pillar-like structure, raising further questions as to the objective basis of the image. (29) Remembering the pillar-like appendage associated with early "sun" images in prehistoric rock art, one can't help ...
132. The Dating of Hammurabi [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... Mesopotamia began to be called Aram Naharaim (Aram of the two rivers) or Padan (Plain of) Aram (Genesis 24:10; 25:20). Perhaps Hammurabi was a descendant of these relatives of Abraham. The fact that Hammurabi's dynasty is commonly called the First Dynasty of Babylon by historians does not necessarily mean that the Babylonians called this dynasty by that title. The Chaldean historian Berossus in fact preserved a list of dynasties of Babylonia. In his history the total years for the First Dynasty is so inflated they remind us of the bizarre totals of the Sumerian king-list. One analysis of the Sumerian king-list indicates that for the pre-Flood kings the original ...
133. Dating the Hammurabi Dynasty Using the Venus Tablets [Journals] [SIS Review]
... his findings. Accordingly, Prof. Huber of Harvard University carried out a fresh investigation and published his findings in June 1982 . By this time his astronomical calculations could be carried out by computer. This made it possible to examine attested 30-day months in addition to comparing the solutions. Over the years, a large number of Babylonian and Ur III business documents had been published, some dated on the 30th day of the month. By examining these, it is possible to compile a list of attested 30-day months for the two dynasties. That can be compared with the computed months for the same dates. It was found that Solution -1701 to -1680 gave the best ...
134. The Autobiography Of Nebuchadnezzar. Ch. 5. (Ramses II and his Time) [Velikovsky]
... passage preserved verbatim by Josephus Flavius, that the king of Babylonia, on hearing of the defection of the provinces, "committed part of his army" to Nebuchadnezzar . . . still in the prime of life, and sent him against the rebel. Nebuchadnezzar engaged and defeated the latter in a pitched battle, and placed the district under Babylonian rule.7 In the first series of wars Nebuchadnezzar headed the army, although he was not king; in this, we see, Berosus was correct. For a chief of the army he was very young: this detail also is true. He subdued the rebellious provinces, and here again Berosus was correct. But in one ...
135. Velikovsky & Saturnists & the Gods [Journals] [SIS Internet Digest]
... what in the hell he is talking about? Exactly what "sophisticated methods for predicting the motions and position of the planets" does he have in mind? (For readers new to the controversy surrounding ancient myth and archaeoastronomy, Mr. Thompson is the guy who in an earlier thread spoke of "geometrical methods" being used by the Babylonian astronomers as early as the time of Ammizaduqa. WRONG!) why do I suspect that the history of astronomy is not Tim's strong suit? And where is the evidence that astrology was already in "full bloom" at the dawn of history (c . 3000 BC)? Mind you, I am perfectly willing to entertain the ...
136. Planets in the Bible: I -- The Cosmology of Job [Journals] [SIS Review]
... book of Job point to a very early, and quite possibly pre-Exodus, date. Could the book of Job, then, have been written so early, in its original form? Parallels to the work's anguished and sceptically realistic insight into the nature and apparent injustice of human suffering can be found in other early cultures, as in the Babylonian wisdom literature of the Kassite period (8 ); an even earlier example of the "Job motif" of the righteous sufferer is known from the Sumerian literature of Mesopotamia (9 ). While these treatments are inferior in style and depth of theological insight, they are sure evidence that the kind of conceptual thought found in the book ...
137. Some Notes on the "Assuruballit Problem" [Journals] [SIS Review]
... 5 ], DONOVAN COURVILLE outlined a revised chronology based on Biblical history, which largely follows Velikovsky's model, though differing from it on many important points. Courville recognised the synchronisms between Egypt and Mesopotamia as "Perhaps the strongest adhesive that has been used to hold the popular chronological structure together .. . These identifications [of the Assyrian and Babylonian el-Amarna correspondents with 14th-century rulers] are vital as major supports for the traditional structure of the chronology of the ancient world. It is no great exaggeration to state that the total chronological structure deduced from the popular interpretations of archaeology rests heavily, either directly or indirectly, on the assumed identifications of these names and on the assumed identification of ...
138. The Velikovsky Affair [Books] [de Grazia books]
... INSTABILITY by Livio C. Stecchini To prove that there are ancient records which document that in recent times the earth underwent a cataclysm of extraterrestrial origin which is precisely described and should be taken into account as an empirical datum by those whose task is to construct astronomical and cosmological theories, I shall quote the opinion of a recognized major authority on Babylonian and biblical astronomy, chronology, and mythology, Father Franz Xavier Kugler (1862-1929). Kugler had a strictly scientific bent of mind. He started his academic career as a university lecturer of chemistry, but, after the death of Joseph Epping (1835-94), a fellow member of the Jesuit order and the founder of the study ...
139. Answer to Jonsson [Journals] [Catastrophism & Ancient History]
... This is an answer to Carl Olof Jonsson's pre-publication response to my "Sennecherib & Esarhaddon" paper in C&AH vol. XIV, part 2 (July 1992), which deals with some of his expressed views. Let me first state that while I respect and admire Jonsson's work in putting together and discussing the sources for Assyrian and Babylonian chronology, I do not agree with all his views. I also do not agree with absolutes, or any scholar who informs us that something is impossible and absolutely fixed, when it comes to a discussion of ancient chronology. The terms generally agreed, and all scholars agree, do not always mean that a statement is correct, ...
140. The Cosmic String of Pearls [Journals] [Aeon]
... . It is further remarkable that no specialists in modern times seem to have paid any special attention to this primordial conjunction of the planets, despite the fact that there has been no shortage of books and articles dealing with the issues of cyclical time and world catastrophes in general. The oldest explanation of this grand conjunction is generally ascribed to the Babylonian priest Berossus who, in the words of Seneca, says that these catastrophes occur with the movements of the planets. Indeed, he is so certain that he assigns a date for the conflagration and the deluge. For earthly things will burn, he contends, when all the planets which now maintain different orbits come together in the sign ...
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