Babylon’s Lions

There have been a couple of people who have mentioned Babylon lately, including Charles Halton and Peter Kirk. I thought I’d put up some of my pictures from the U of Chicago’s Oriental Institute Museum and join the crowd.

The Oriental Institute is probably one of the coolest (and freest) museums to visit in Chicago, assuming you’re a big ANE nerd. I have some pictures of displays other than from Babylon too, but I’ll save those for another time. One great thing is that you’re allowed to take as many pictures as you like as long as you don’t use a flash. But the rooms are dark, so bring a tripod and adjust your ISO.



Just to give you an idea of how huge this one is…the ropes are just above the waist in height.



ANE 7ANE 9   Western & Division

Oh wait, that last one isn’t from the museum, that’s at the corner of Western and Division…

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  1. One of my jobs while I was doing graduate work at the OI was museum guard. I spent a goodly number of hours wandering those halls. They have remodeled it since then, but most of the same items are still on display.


  2. Mike,

    Thanks for commenting on my post. I am indeed aware of and have read Campbell’s two monographs. They are very insightful and engaging. My intention of the review is to commit on it from the level of a pastor and student who has never even thought of these things beyond what Mounce and Wallace have said.

    By the way, we have similar interest in our studies. I am M.A. in NT student who dabbles in linguistics and Discourse Analysis.

    Thanks again for your comment, and may the Lord bless you and your wife’s studies my brother.


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