Daniel described a mental illness called boanthropy where a person thinks they are an ox. He said Nebuchadnezzar would experience this mental state until he realized God is the true and only God. Would Nebuchadnezzar turn away from his pagan deities and their oppression?
Daniel must have been familiar with the Ishtar Gate and the Processional Way. He never mentions them, but they were magnificent constructions meant to awe every visitor to the city.
Sep 16, 2020
It took almost seventy years and a French Assyriologist to understand the cuneiform tablets were ingredients for soup recipes and not pharmecutical tablets. Thank you, Jean Bottéro. If you are studying ancient Babylon or planning a Bible study and need the flavors of Babylon to make the accounts of Daniel and Necuchadnezzar come alive, here are two recipes, one for Babylonian stew and one for Tah'u Stew. Image by Calum Lewis courtesy of Unsplash