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Re: Tiglath, an answer would be appreciated
Posted by Tiglath (Guest) - Tuesday, October 5 2004, 14:16:16 (CEST)
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By making Ištar responsible for the death of Tammuz, the myth presents his sacrifice as an act of divine love comparable to 1 John 4:9, “For God is love; and his love was disclosed to us in this, that he sent his only Son into the world to bring us life.” This idea may lie behind the motif of the “arrow-shooting god”, a familiar but enigmatic image in Assyrian imperial art, which can be interpreted as a symbolic representation of “God the father sending his son into the world,” the god sending the arrow to its target representing Enlil/Marduk, the divine king; the “arrow” representing his son, Ninurta/Nabű; the “bow,” Mullissu/Ištar; and the “monster” hit by the arrow, the world as a place of sin, darkness and death. Note that both Aššur and Ištar share the epithet “lover of (all) mankind.”

Monotheism in Ancient Assyria, Simo Parpola


Should we be biting the hand that fed our shallow Jewish religion? Or preaching the smashing of our children's heads on rocks? Or calling our women whores of Babylon?

It's my turn to request an answer khizma.


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