Nineveh Palace

Nineveh palace, circa 700–692 B.C.E. Gypsum relief,  The British Museum, London, England. Photograph by Joel LeMon.

Disarticulated heads carried in processions bring the tangible results of the victory into everyone’s view. Lest there be any doubt about the victor, the severed heads of the enemy tell the clearest tale.

Gypsum relief-Nineveh-2

A hypothetical source of sayings about Jesus conceived to explain common materials in Matthew and Luke.

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