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Identifier: babelbibl00deli (find matches)
Title: Babel and Bible;
Year: 1906 (1900s)
Authors: Delitzsch, Friedrich, 1850-1922 McCormack, Joseph, 1865- (from old catalog) tr Carruth, William Herbert, 1859-1924, (from old catalog) tr Robinson, Lydia Gillingham, b. 1875, tr
Subjects: Bible
Publisher: Chicago, The Open court publishing company
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
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Fig. 51. Angels with Human Heads.(Noble types closely resembling the Christian conception of angels.) But the demons and the devils, whether they take for us the form of the enemies of man or that of the primordial foes of God, — to these we were destined to bid farewell for all eternity, for the ancient Persian dualism was not after our hearts. I form the light and create darkness: I make peace and create evil: it is I, Yahveh, that do all these things. So justly declares the greatest prophet of the Old Testament, Isaiah (xlv. 7). Demons like that represented in Fig. 52, — though such pictures are not without interest for the history of duelling, — or caricatures like that represented in Fig. 53, may be com-
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Fig. 52. Duel of Lion-Headed and Eagle-Footed Demons. (British Museum. After Lenormant.)
mitted forever and aye to the obscurity of the Babylonian hills from which they have risen. (See also Fig. 54.) In his excavations at Khorsabad, Victor Place discovered the supply-depot of the palace of Sargon. One of the store-rooms contained pottery of all sorts and sizes, and another utensils and implements made of iron. Here were found arranged in beautiful order abundant supplies of chains, nails, plugs, mattocks, and hoes, and the iron had been so admirably wrought and was so well preserved that it rang like a bell when struck; and some of these implements which were then twenty-five centuries old could be forthwith put into actual use by the Arabian workmen. This drastic intrusion of Assyrian antiquity upon our own days naturally fills us with amazement, and yet it is nothing more than what has happened in the intellectual domain. When we distinguish the twelve signs of the zodiac and cal

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