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    Moriah / m ɒ ˈ r aɪ ə / (Hebrew: מוריה ‎, Modern: Mōrīyya, Samaritan: Moreh; Arabic: ﻣﺮﻭﻩ, Marwah) is the name given to a mountainous region in the Book of Genesis, where the binding of Isaac by Abraham is said to have taken place.

  2. Sumerian and Assyrian parallel. There is a Sumerian myth similar to that of the Tower of Babel, called Enmerkar and the Lord of Aratta, where Enmerkar of Uruk is building a massive ziggurat in Eridu and demands a tribute of precious materials from Aratta for its construction, at one point reciting an incantation imploring the god Enki to restore (or in Kramer's translation, to disrupt) the ...

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