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Xerxes und (k)eine Marduk-Statue Überlegungen zu einem Randthema alttestamentlicher Prophetenexegese

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Until now the story about Xerxes, carrying off a statue of Marduk from Babylon, is used in OT scholarship (U. Berges; M. Kessler e.a.). Herodot, however, is silent about that theme. He speaks about a statue, which is not Marduk. Also the archaeological findings are not clear in speaking about such an catastrophe of Esangila. We should therefore not use the Xerxes-story in OT scholarship in the future.

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2005-10-01
2016-12-06

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