Instead, the satirist shows Ford's dismissive precept at work: waving his hand as if it were "an invisible feather whisk," Mond obliterates Ur of the Chaldees
, Thebes, Babylon, Cnossus and Mycenae, Odysseus, Gotama, and King Lear--"all were gone" (BNW 38).
Among the earliest travellers was Abraham who, around 2000BC, emigrated with his family from Ur of the Chaldees
(in present-day Iraq) to Canaan, sojourning for a while in Harran.
Incidentally, of all library specializations, these two are probably the most ancient, dating back to Ur of the Chaldees
, if not beyond.
From that point, he mourns both his son and his rabbi, returning all the way to his origins and the beginnings of Judaism with Abraham in Ur of the Chaldees
. From this standpoint, Mr.
A projected two-day trip to Iraq to see the city of Ur of the Chaldees
, the birthplace of Abraham, and to have a pastoral visit with Christians of the Chaldean Church (approximately 800,000 in number) has caused the greatest political concern.
He waved his hand; and it was as though, with an invisible feather whisk, he had brushed away a little dust, and the dust was Harappa, was Ur of the Chaldees
; some spider-webs, and they were Thebes and Babylon and Cnossos and Mycenae.
Reference might be made to Leonard Woolley's popular text Ur of the Chaldees
(1929, with many paperback editions), and there is, of course, currently a (sometimes heated) debate on the appropriate interpretation of early archaeology in this area with reference to historiography and aspects of early religion (Jewish, Christian, Islamic).
Abraham was from Ur of the Chaldees
. He leaves the city and takes to nomadic life.
Some biblical scholars have expressed a hope that the newly discovered tablets may turn up new details on Abraham's journey from Ur of the Chaldees
, the most famous of the southern Mesopotamian cities, to the Fertile Crecent of the Levant.
Indeed, as the Bible records, the proto-Hebrews (Abraham) allegedly immigrated from Mesopotamia (Ur of the Chaldees
), and later some Israelites spent time in Babylonian captivity.
Shamash was the principal sun god of the Assyrians, Merodach of the Chaldees
, Ormuzd of the Persians, Ra of the Egyptians, Tezcatlipoca of the Mexicans, and Helios (known to the Romans as Sol ) of the Greeks.
(7.) Despite the attempts of some to move Ur northward, the dominant view is that biblical "Ur of the Chaldees
" (if that is the correct translation of the Hebrew Ur Kasdim) is to be located in Southern Mesopotamia.