The chief god of Mesopotamia before the political rise of Babylon was the deity called the “Great Mountain,” Enlil. Scholars used to believe that the god’s name was a combination of the Sumerian words en (“lord”) and líl (“air/wind” or “storm”).[1] As scholars have looked deeper into the nature of the deity, however, a growingContinue Reading

NIMROD GETS a bad rap. Or maybe too much credit. Doug Woodward, author of Rebooting the Bible, Part 2, joins us for a discussion of just one chapter in his new book, and he explains why he believes Nimrod had nothing to do with Babel—but his father, Cush, did.

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THE TOWER of Babel was not at Babylon. It was at a place that was at least as important in the spiritual sense: Eridu.

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A FLYING SCROLL, a woman named Wickedness, other women with wings like storks, and four chariots pulled by red, black white, and dappled horses continue the fascinating vision of the prophet Zechariah.Continue Reading

The manuscript for The Great Inception is now in the hands of the editor. I sent if off last night along with the bibliography, so now we’ll see what notes come back.Continue Reading