Hello, I am looking for someone to write an essay on Shamash. It needs to be at least 500 words.am, Nahor, and others mentioned in the Bible, adopted basic cosmological myths of ancient Sumer (in the
Hello, I am looking for someone to write an essay on Shamash. It needs to be at least 500 words.
am, Nahor, and others mentioned in the Bible, adopted basic cosmological myths of ancient Sumer (in the context of biblical criticism they have been developed in the parts of the Old Testament, called “Yahvist”).
In addition, knowledge about Babylon for a long time was scooped from the sacred books of Judaism and Christianity, as well as from the works of ancient authors, the appearance of the well-known tales about the Tower of Babel, the confusion of languages, the Hanging Gardens, the legendary queens Semiramis and Nitokris and other personalities which really existed – Nebuchadnezzar, Belshazzar, etc are not surprising. Under the Babylonian influence were formed ideas about angels and demons, as well as was created the belief in the resurrection of the dead and in the image of Satan was personified the world evil.
Thus, particular attention on the development of Assyria and Babylonia religions should be paid, as they have much in common: Assyrian and Babylonian religious system fundamentals and almost all the deities have similar roots. Religious texts (hymns in honor of the gods, ritual prescriptions, etc.) which were found in the library of Assurbanipal as well as in other storerooms of Assyria, very often repeated Babylonian ones – sometimes just short mark in the end of the manuscript indicate that they were used by the Assyrian priests. Of course, to some extent the local features imposed their marks on religious ideas, images of gods and goddesses, as well as on the rituals. Some impact on Jewish religious system, which was perceived from the Babylonians and partly inherited from the Sumerians, had characteristics of a tribe, an environment of a territory they occupied and historical destiny of the country. But all these borrowings were not mechanical. on the contrary, they were creatively processed.
So the harmony in the name of the Babylonian and Assyrian sun god Shamash with the name of Hanukkah candle (which emerged later) is not surprising: they