Zechariah, the Watchers, and Babylon-Week-31

We continue our comparison of the horsemen of the Book of Zechariah and find a fascinating link between the Old Testament and a popular story from ancient Babylon, the Erra Epic.

Erra was a warlike and violent deity, also a god of plagues. He was identified with the god Nergal, which means he was known to the Canaanites as Resheph and to the Greeks and Romans as Apollo. We explain how the Erra Epic connects the apkallu of Mesopotamia to the Watchers of Genesis 6, the “craftsmen” of Zechariah 1, and end times prophecy.

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