By George Adam Smith
1876. Containing description of production, fall of guy, deluge, tower of Babel, instances of Patriarchs and Nimrod; Babylonian fables and legends of the gods from cuneiform inscriptions. Contents: discovery of Genesis legends; Babylonian and Assyrian literature; Chaldean legends; Babylonian mythology; Babylonian legend of construction; sin of the god Zu; exploits of Lubara; Babylonian fables; Izdubar legends; destruction of tyrant Humbaba; adventures of Ishtar; ailment and wanderings of Izdubar; tale of the flood and end.
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That realization by anyone in power will keep him humble in his leadership. His power will not go to his head. The Revealer of Mysteries mentions in one verse the next two coming kingdoms, Persia and Greece: “After you, another kingdom will rise, inferior to yours. Next, a third kingdom, one of bronze, will rule over the whole earth” (Daniel 2:39). Then he reveals in more detail the description of the fourth and ﬁnal kingdom: Finally, there will be a fourth kingdom, strong as iron — for iron breaks and smashes everything — and as iron breaks things to pieces, so it will crush and break all the others.
I am sure they were as amazed that he knew their thoughts as they were when he healed the young man moments later. Do you stand in awe of this God, the Revealer of Mysteries? He knows your heart, he knows your thoughts, and he knows your future. Give him the glory due his name. Now we will consider the dream that the Revealer of Mysteries revealed 40 DANIEL to Daniel, the dream that no other wise man in all the kingdom could reveal to King Nebuchadnezzar. The Statue Described (2:31-33) You looked, O king, and there before you stood a large statue — an enormous, dazzling statue, awesome in appearance.
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Chaldean account of genesis by George Adam Smith