The Illuminer .... of course don't reach for knowledge... aka Christianity stories..... what a shame...
I'd just bettcha... this ... after the Hebrew went to Babylon is where sin intered into the bible.....but I'm not telling you guys anthing new....
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[Categories: Lunar gods, Akkadian gods]
Sin was the name of the lunar god in Quick Facts about: Babylonia
An ancient kingdom in southern Mesopotamia; Babylonia conquered Israel in the 6th century BC and exiled the Jews to Babylon (where the Daniel became a counselor to the king)Babylonia and Quick Facts about: Assyria
An ancient kingdom in northern Mesopotamia which is in present-day IraqAssyria. He was also known as Quick Facts about: Nanna
God of the moon; counterpart of the Akkadian SinNanna, the "illuminer."
The two chief seats of Sin's worship were Quick Facts about: Ur
An ancient city of Sumer located on a former channel of the Euphrates RiverUr in the south, and Quick Facts about: Harran
Quick Summary not found for this subjectHarran to the north. The Quick Facts about: cult
A system of religious beliefs and ritualscult of Sin spread to other centres, at an early period, and temples to the moon-god are found in all the large cities of Babylonia and Assyria.
He is commonly designated as En-zu, i.e. "lord of wisdom,". This attribute clings to him throughout all periods. During the period (c. 2600-2400 BC) that Ur exercised a large measure of supremacy over the Quick Facts about: Euphrates
A river in southwestern Asia; flows into the Persian Gulf; was important in the development of several great civilizations in ancient MesopotamiaEuphrates valley, Sin was naturally regarded as the head of the pantheon. It is to this period that we must trace such designations of the god as "father of the gods," "chief of the gods," "creator of all things," and the like. We are justified in supposing that the cult of the moon-god was brought into Babylonia by the Semitic nomads from Quick Facts about: Arabia
A peninsula between the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf; strategically important for its oil resourcesArabia.
The moon-god is par excellence the god of nomadic peoples. The moon being their guide and protector at night when, during a great part of the year, they undertake their wanderings. This is just as the sun-god is the chief god of an agricultural people. The cult once introduced would tend to persevere, and the development of astrological science culminating in a calendar and in a system of interpretation of the movements and occurrences in the starry heavens would be an important factor in maintaining the position of Sin in the pantheon. The name of Sin's chief sanctuary at Ur was E-gish-shir-gal, "house of the great light". At Harran it was known as E-khul-khul, "house of joys." On seal-cylinders he is represented as an old man with flowing Quick Facts about: beard
The hair growing on the lower part of a man's facebeard with the crescent as his symbol. In the astral-theological system he is represented by the number 30, and the planet Quick Facts about: Venus
Type genus of the family Veneridae: genus of edible clams with thick oval shellsVenus and his daughter by the number 15. The number 30 stands obviously in connection with the thirty days as the average extent of his course until he stands again in conjunction with the sun.
The "wisdom" personified by the moon-god is likewise an expression of the science of astrology in which the observation of the moon's phases is so important a factor. The tendency to centralize the powers of the universe leads to the establishment of the doctrine of a triad consisting of Sin, Quick Facts about: Shamash
The chief sun god; drives away winter and storms and brightens the earth with greenery; drives away evil and brings of justice and compassionShamash and Quick Facts about: Ishtar
Goddess of love and fertility and war; counterpart of Ashtoreth and AstarteIshtar, personifying the moon, sun and the earth as the life-force.