Venus is not Ishtar or Ashoreth

Venus is a planet in our solar system.  She was also called Ishtar by the Babylonians and Astarte by the Phoenicians, , but the Bible has no record of either name.   Instead, we know her by Ashoreth which becomes Aphrodite in Ancient Greece. The Babylonian Ishtar represented the evening and morning stars and was accordingly …

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Babylonian God Nebo – Mercury

Babylonia had many gods, one of which was Nebo or Nabo. He was a prophet or herald and patron of scholars and the god of astrology. He was later picked up by the Ancient Greeks as Hermes and the Romans Mercury. He is in the Old Testament, but not as a god worshiped, but as …

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Ceramic Statue of BAAL

from the Dallas Museums of Arts.  I got this from the Visual Guide to the Bible but I cannot find it anywhere mentioned on their site; obviously it is not as up-to-date as the Met’s.  That’s a shame as I have no clue how large it is.  What it does remind me of, particularly, the …

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Judges 6: Dreams

While Gideon was brave and obedient enough to build an altar, he remains immobile to the Lord's instructions and continues about his business despite that there is a Baal consecration in his own house. From the various things I have read, Baal having an altar at Joash's house was uncommon and meant that Joash was …

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