The Sacrament According to Moroni and Ištar

A portrait of Esarhaddon on a stele. You can never tell what neat little things you’ll find lying around in ancient archives. For example, the archives of the Assyrian king Esarhaddon (who reigned from 681–669 BC) contains a text (Simo Parpola calls it a “Meal of Covenant”) that reads as follows. The word of Ištar of … Read more