Tammuz (Tam´uhz)

A god widely honored from the third millennium BCE in Mesopotamia. In Assyrian mythology, Tammuz went down into the underworld, died, rose, and was mourned during his absence. In Ezekiel’s vision of four sins being committed in the Jerusalem Temple, the third is a group of women weeping for Tammuz in the north gate (Ezek 8:1). The action is an abomination to Ezekiel, who believes that God does not die and cannot be mourned.

Ezek 8:1

Abominations in the Temple
1In the sixth year, in the sixth month, on the fifth day of the month, as I sat in my house, with the elders of Judah sitting before ... View more

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