[b-hebrew] Tammuz, image of (Ezek 8:14)

Brian Roberts formoria at carolina.rr.com
Fri Apr 30 19:32:08 EDT 2004


Uri,

And the Gezer Calendar is definitely not post-exilic. Does it contain 
the month "Tammuz"?

Brian

On Friday, April 30, 2004, at 12:07  PM, Uri Hurwitz wrote:

>
> Walter, did you know that "Tamuz" is thge name of one of the months of 
> the Jewish calendar? In fact, all other names are also Akkadian. 
> Interesting that  ancient Yahweh worshippers , possibly post-exilic, 
> didn't mind adopting a name of  a pagan deity fo their month!
>
> There were earlier names for months in the HB : the ordinal ones, such 
> as the "first month' etc, and another incommplete set such as "the 
> month of the spring" and so forth.
>
> The earliest extant Heb. or Canaanite calendar division into units of 
> two months each may be that of the Gezer Calendar, C. 10th cenury BCE.
>
> Best,  Uri
>
>
> "Walter R. Mattfeld" <mattfeld12 at charter.net> wrote:Some might have an 
> interest in an impression of a cylinder seal portraying
> the god Tammuz that apostate Jewish women mourned in the Jerusalem 
> Temple
> according to Ezekiel (Ez 8:14) in one of my latest articles. Cf. the
> following url if you've _never_ "seen" Tammuz (also called Dumuzi, which
> means according to some scholars "righteous son.").
>
> http://www.bibleorigins.net/TammuzDumuziDamuSeal.html
>
> Regards, Walter
>
> Walter Reinhold Warttig Mattfeld y de la Torre, M.A. Ed.
> mattfeld12 at charter.net
> www.bibleorigins.net
>
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