Modern commentators, such as Umberto Cassuto, tend to read the Tower narrative as a pretext for offering a stinging satirical polemic against Babylonian religion
, and to explain why the covenant between God and Abraham became necessary.
He explores Daniel's discerning mastery of the pagan, Babylonian religion
and culture as a Biblical example.
His strong emphasis on the ancient traditions and his call to trust in the God of Israel no doubt met stiff resistance from those who found Babylonian religion
This admirably designed book represents an enormous step in the study of Babylonian religion
and towards understanding the theological conceptions of the ancient world.
Most of the authors simply demonstrate their approaches through consideration of the survival of some feature of Assyrian or Babylonian religion
in a more recent period.
Yezidism is derived from ancient Assyrian and Babylonian religions