Ancient Mesopotamian and Canaanite civilization (Second part)

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At its height Sargon’s and his descendants’ empire stretched from the Persian coast to the Syrian shores of the Mediterranean. However, this kingdom collapsed in about 2200 BC through invasion and internal conflict. Among the new arrivals in Mesopotamia were the Amorites, who dwelt in Mesopotamian cities such as Mari …

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Luis Alonso Schökel: a biblical scholar who loved the poetry

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Luis Alonso Schokel was born in Madrid in 1920. In 1935 he entered the Society of Jesus in Belgium. He studied classical literature at Salamanca, philosophy at Ona (Burgos) and theology at Comillas. From 1951 to 1957 he studied Scripture at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome and received the …

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