Departure From Ur: Abraham’s New Civilization

The Babylonian invasion and conquest of Mesopotamia disrupted a great many communities. The introduction of both a new dominant god, Marduk, and the prioritizing of the city of Babylon proved problematic for those who wished to maintain their own traditions.

The names of many of his family members, Sarah, Micah, Laban are associated with the moon cult of Ur. (Johnson, p.16)

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