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Give Me Your Tyred, Your Punic

Carthage is remembered these days as the main enemy of the ever-expanding Romans in the third and second centuries BC. The two burgeoning empires fought the three Punic Wars, the second of which was when Hannibal launched his unsuccessful campaign … Continue reading

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Good Old Reliable Anath

Anath, a Semitic war goddess, is also known as Anat, but I prefer the former spelling because it’s pretty close to my own name. She is described as the sister and possible consort of Ba’al and the daughter of El. … Continue reading

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Demons at Work

I’m sure we all know by now that such things as barcodes and Procter & Gamble are satanic, but we’ve apparently barely scratched the surface. At least that’s what Pat Robertson says. It apparently can’t be the case that Ouija … Continue reading

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Better Go See Elijah

I’ve written about the prophet Elijah a few times, but I’ve only just become aware of a rabbinical tradition that identifies him as the same person as Phinehas. So who was Phinehas? He was the son of Eleazar, who in … Continue reading

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Putting the Chemosh On

A little research into Biblical history reveals that, before becoming monotheistic, the worship of Yahweh that would eventually develop into Judaism was henotheistic. That is, while Yahweh was viewed as the main god and the national deity of Israel and … Continue reading

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A Lion for All Faiths

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is in theaters today, but I don’t know when I’ll see it. After I’m finished with school stuff, most likely. I still haven’t seen the new Harry Potter movie, although I guess that’s a … Continue reading

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Make Mine Marduk

Even a casual study in the history of religion will reveal that a significant part of its development is based not on anything supernatural, but on all too human political matters. It’s been pretty much the norm that conquering tribes … Continue reading

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