Astrology in Mesopotamian Culture: An Essay

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Brill Archive, 1935 - Astrology, Assyro-Babylonian - 59 pages
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Contents

Introduction
1
Monotheism?
9
The madonna worldcreation
15
Shamash
23
Sin
32
The zodiac
48

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Page 58 - At the same time, however, the other image must have been known, ;'. <?. that of 'the virgin with the child' (HAOG, p. 219). Both are mentioned side by side by Teukros the Babylonian. There is also the mentioning of a 'virgin with the balance'. Evidently this has to do, however, with the following sign, Libra, and with a complicated vision, looking over to Scorpio even, as the Scorpio-card in the Tarot-system suggests : VIII, Justice (compare GBT).
Page 58 - Bohl makes the remark, that the proper meaning of Nangaru is 'carpenter', the name for the social standing which the legend ascribes to the father of Jesus; in astrology the tenth house (midheaven or upper meridian) is said to indicate the social standing of the father. The remarkable thing consequently is this, that the legend clearly shows where it originated, ie among a Semitic population.

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