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Page 158. " I went to offer sacrifice, as in other years, on the summit of Mount Casius "

"Mount Casius" is the modern Mount Aqraa (in Turkey, close to the border with Syria). It is referred to as "Zaphon" in the Bible and was known as "Hazzi" by the Hurrians and Hittites, for whom it was sacred to the storm-god, Teshub.


Mount Aqra
Creative Commons AttributionMount Aqra - Credit: Anthiok