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S1 E38: The Neo-Babylonian Empire (History Suite)

February 26, 2021 - 3 minute read

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The History Suite is embarking on a new series called “People and Places,” exploring peoples of the world and their history. This episode's guest is Rev. Dr. Paul Elliott, Associate Professor of Theology at Concordia University Irvine, author of a book on Ambrose of Milan and currently writing a commentary on the book of Habbakuk. With Rev. Dr. Elliott as our tour-guide, he takes us to the streets of ancient Babylon and points out the sights and sounds of the Neo-Babylonian Empire, including the Hanging Gardens, Ziggurats, beer, religion, money, and politics.

Dr. Elliott received his Ph.D. and M. Phil. from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion and is the lead professor of Hebrew for Concordia University Irvine's Christ College. Dr. Elliott published “The Israel of God in the Sermon: Connecting Old Testament Texts to New Testament People” in Feasting in a Famine of the Word in 2016 and is preparing a commentary on the prophet Habakkuk.

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