Tag Archives: Sacrifices

Smug Christians and Jewish sacrifices

There is a version of Christianity, still sadly all too common, that claims to accept everything in the Bible literally as divine revelation and is not interested in information from any other source. Quite often such Christians positively disapprove of … Continue reading

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Sacrifices then and now

In the ancient Sumerian city of Uruk archaeologists have found a tablet dating from the 3rd century BCE, listing the food to be given to the gods at the temple there. These gods were wooden statues. Unlike Egyptian statues which … Continue reading

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Priests and economics

At their New Year Festival the ancient Babylonians recited the Enuma Elish, their account of how the world was created. After some wars between the gods one of them, Marduk, gained supremacy. To consolidate his position he did something to … Continue reading

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