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Babylonian Magical Incantations

“The relation between the magical texts and the hymns of ancient Babylonia is now, therefore, clear. In many cases, at least, the hymns formed part of the magical texts; they were the mystical incantations around the recitation of which the rites prescribed in the texts were intended to revolve. 359 more words

Babylonia

May 2 / Ezra 4-6

The rebuilding of the Temple by the Jewish returnees from exile in Babylonia is met with fierce resistance from the locals. They employed clever and then increasingly more hostile tactics to get the Jews to stop building. 472 more words

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