By Sa-Moon Kang
The aim of this learn is to enquire the motifs of divine conflict within the historical close to East and during this gentle to analyze the motifs of YHWH battle within the outdated testomony. There are 3 matters in regards to the challenge of YHWH conflict. the 1st factor is the excellence among holy warfare and YHWH battle. the most argument referring to YHWH warfare has been targeted below the identify of "holy battle" through F. Schwally, M. Weber, J. Pedersen and particularly G. von Rad. the second one factor is the excellence among the legendary and ancient realities of YHWH warfare. The 3rd factor is the prospective connection among YHWH battle within the outdated testomony and divine conflict within the historic close to East.
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I kept your oath, (and) I feared your greatness. 14'. "1, (but) I safeguarded your judgment. 15'. When our fathers made an agreement before your divinity, 16'. (And) established an oath between them, they invoked your greatness. 17'. You are the hero, who since times past were the judge of our fathers, not changing (verdicts), 18'. And you are the god who now watches over our loyalty setting (things) right. 19'. Why, then, since times past has the king of the Kassites contravened your plan (and) your judgment?
Here annunitum is part of the construct chain governed by mut or by the preposition ana. After the Old Akkadian period the epithet split off and became an independent deity. MAL (II is the father) suggests that the god is originally a form of the god II. He was one of the major gods of Nippur. During the Old Akkadian period he became a war god of the city-god of Akkad as the husband of Ishtar. 116 He plays a brief important role before fading into obscurity at the end of the Sargonic period. He is mentioned only sporadically after the Old Akkadian period.
Divine Warriors 37 3) Marduk, the Divine Warrior of Babylonia 1 Actually Marduk was known as a minor god as early as the third millennium. 136 In the Weidner Chronicle, Marduk, the son of the temple of Apsu, looked with joy upon him (Sargon) and gave to him sovereignty over the four quarters. 13? 138 Then on the several seals of the Sargonic period the figure of Marduk appears as the son of Ea. He was already worshiped in that period. In the cylinder seal of the Sargonic period, Marduk like Assur is depicted as a divine warrior with solar qualities, the sun-god.