Sepharvaim. Sepharvaim - taken by a king of Assyria, probably Sargon II, (claimed in the Old Testament in 2 Kings 17:24; 18:34; 19:13; Isa. 37:13).
It was a double city, and received the common name Sepharvaim, i.e., "the two Sipparas," or "the two booktowns. " The Sippara on the east bank of the Euphrates is now called Abu-Habba; that on the other bank was Accad, the old capital of Sargon I, where he established a great library. The recent discovery of cuneiform inscriptions at Tel el-Amarna in Egypt, consisting of official despatches to Pharaoh Amenophis IV. and his predecessor from their agents in Palestine, leads some Egyptologists to conclude that in the century before the Exodus an active literary intercourse was carried on between these nations, and that the medium of the correspondence was the Babylonian language and script. (See Kirjath-Sepher.) Alexander Hislop. He wrote several books, his most famous being The Two Babylons: Papal worship Proved to be the worship of Nimrod and His wife.
The Two Babylons This book was initially published in 1853 as a pamphlet, then greatly revised and expanded and released as a book in 1858. Hislop's work has been described as conspiracy theory propaganda which mixed "sketchy knowledge of Middle Eastern antiquity with a vivid imagination. Semiramis. Semiramis depicted as an armed Amazon in this eighteenth-century Italian illustration.
For ancient Greeks Semiramis (Greek: Σεμίραμις, Armenian: Շամիրամ Shamiram) was the legendary queen of king Ninus, succeeding him to the throne of Assyria. The legends narrated by Diodorus Siculus, Justin and others from Ctesias of Cnidus describe her and her relationship to King Ninus, himself a mythical king of Assyria, not attested in the Assyrian King List. Egyptian Symbols and Definitions. Djed It is believed that the Djed is a rendering of a human backbone.
It represents stability and strength. It was originally associated with the creation god Ptah.