Battle of Til Tuba - Detail
Battle of Til Tuba, South-West Palace, Nineveh, 660–650 BCE. Limestone relief, The British Museum, London. Photo © The Trustees of the British Museum.
In this same relief of the battle of Til Tuba, we see a soldier in the very act of cutting off a head, in this case the head of the Elamite king Teumman.
A hypothetical source of sayings about Jesus conceived to explain common materials in Matthew and Luke.