Biblical Paleoarcheology

The Divine Right of Kings: its origin

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Article #40 “And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of […]

Biblical Paleoarcheology

A Tale of Two Cities

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article #39 The cities of Eridu (Babel) and Uruk (Ereck) have a significant place in (1) the Bible, (2) archeology, and (3) cuneiform literature. These are two real cities from ancient history. We will briefly consider them in each of the three contexts just mentioned. (1) Babel and Ereck in the Bible Let’s begin with […]

Biblical Paleoarcheology

The Pottery that Dominated the World

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Article #20 Was the city of Babel a real place? Why is it so difficult to find it? The answer may be that we’ve been looking in the wrong place. Pottery provides the best evidence for the existence of Babel, and the key to this mystery has been in plain sight for decades. Some archeologists […]

Biblical Paleoarcheology

Which was the First City?

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Article #4 It matters how cities began. Strangely enough, the US is strongly divided between the politics of urban areas and that of rural areas. The moral values of New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, and Miami affect the rest of the nation. And don’t forget Hollywood. The first city of history had moral […]