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Re: The Origins Of Christmas
Posted by Tiglath (Guest) - Saturday, December 2 2006, 3:22:36 (CET)
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Dear Maggie,

I am fascinated by the cyclical calendar and celebration of the seasons that were practised by our ancestors and symbolicaly represented by the Ishtar and Tammuz myth. It's one of the major reasons why I got married on the 1st April this year.
I am already aware that the Old Testament book of Jeremiah (Jeremiah 10:3-4) also describes how the Birth of Tammuz was celebrated in ancient Babylon , "..for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the ax; They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not."
Anyway what I was interested in was if you had any cuneiform source quotes regarding this celebration from our ancient ancestors.

Thanks in advance.

Tawdie saggi,


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