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By Bill T. Arnold

Who used to be Hammurapi, and what function did his well-known “law code” serve in historic Babylonian society? Who used to be the mysterious Merodach-baladan, and why did the looks of his emissaries in Jerusalem so dissatisfied Isaiah? Who was once Nebuchadnezzar II, and why did he tear down the Solomonic temple and drag the folks of God into exile? in brief, who have been the Babylonians? This enticing and informative creation to the easiest of present scholarship at the Babylonians and their function in biblical background solutions those and different major questions. The Babylonians have been very important not just as a result of their many old contacts with historic Israel yet simply because they and their predecessors, the Sumerians, verified the philosophical and social infrastructure for many of Western Asia for almost millennia. starting and complicated scholars in addition to biblical students and nonspecialists will learn this creation to the background and tradition of the Babylonians with curiosity and revenue.

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