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Ba'al's Challenge
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Resurrection Cycle: descent and ascent
Winners and Losers
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Hellenistic influence
Insurrection
Two Testaments: two views

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  Patriarchal Monotheism

Winners and Losers

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"The imposition of the veil upon women was not originated by Muslims, it is just continuing as part of Islam. ‘If the wives of a man, or the daughters of a man go out into the street, their heads are to be veiled.’ The Code of Assura. c. 1075 BCE, Assyria. " ~ Why Men Made God, Page 195.

"Women were literal possessions of men, for all of their lives. They were not even counted as people in the official censuses, a system of enumeration that began in Greece, continued throughout the Middle East and spread across the Roman Empire. No census ever counted a woman – since she was merely the property of a man. In Judah, especially after the return of the Babylonian Exiles, the oppression of women was suffocating. Men could beat or even kill the women they possessed and, in some cultures, they could have many wives." ~ Why Men Made God, Page 194.


The Code of Assura, c. 1075 BCE

I.14. If a man have intercourse with the wife of a man either in an inn or on the highway, knowing that she is a man's wife, according as the man, whose wife she is, orders to be done, they shall do to the adulterer. If not knowing that she is a man's wife he rapes her, the adulterer goes free. The man shall prosecute his wife, doing to her as he likes."

I.32. If a woman be dwelling in the house of father, but has been given to her husband, whether she has been taken to the house of her husband or not, all debts, misdemeanors, and crimes of her husband shall she bear as if she too committed them. Likewise if she be dwelling with her husband, all crimes of his shall she bear as well.

More exerpts from The Code of Assura, the Code of the Assyrians, as well as other information about the code, can be seen on the Fordham University, the Jesuit University of New York, website. Visit site...