The Death of Tammuz also known as Noosardel (sprinkling water on the path of God) was another Yultide holiday celebrated with an early morning worship service, a tree, and a burning log.
“Then he brought me to the door of the gate of the Lord’s house
which was toward the north; and, behold,
there sat women weeping for Tammuz.”
In the legend, Tammuz dies young and his birth is honored on his birthday which coincided with the Winter Solstice. This was celebrated on or around December 21st. Part of the ritual involved cutting down a young evergreen tree as a way of commemorating the premature death of Tammuz. Along with this, the Babylonians would also burn a Yala (Yule) log, called “the log of the son.” It was burned in the fire to symbolize the death of Tammuz. The next day the evergreen tree would be decorated with silver and gold. The log that was burned was now alive again as the Tammuz tree.
“..for one cutteth a tree out of the forest,
the work of the hands of the workman, with the ax;
They deck it with silver and with gold;
they fasten it with nails and with hammers,
that it move not.”
Found at: Assyrian Voice
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I enjoy your page very much, please continue doing your great job, and please add more interesting stories or biography. Thank you sincerely, Modesto Pagan.
hi 🙂 I really enjoy this page very much because you connect history and bible together and I understand the message you tried to share…
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You are distorting the Scriptures out of context. Jeremiah 10 is emphatically not speaking of Christmas trees or anything like that. LOOK at the context ! To avoid misusing the Scriptures you cannot ignore the context, violating sound hermeneutical principles of interpretation.
Also you need to give objective, scholarly, documentation from primary sources (not from people you casually heard) for the many assertions you make. Merely saying, “In the legend,” just won’t do it !!
(legend – a traditional story sometimes popularly regarded as historical but unauthenticated)
Like Douglass said… taking scripture totally out of context.