Charming parallels in Temple societies: History then goes to uncover different captivating parallels between Temple societies of Prophetic convention and polytheistic Pagans. The Sumerian sanctuaries, in their most created stage, demonstrated basic similitudes to later Israelite sanctuaries. No less than two of the sanctuaries unearthed in Israel (Nahariya and Tell Beit Mirsim) bear the resemblance of Sumerian floor arranges .
In both Sumerian and Hebrew customs, heavenliness was connected with the sanctuary and the potential nearness of divinity there; virtue was an essential for access to that sacrosanct region. Subsequently, decontamination ceremonies were a fundamental preparatory stride to moving toward god in the sanctuary.
In Prophetic convention we find that stylized washing i.e. bathing (wudhu) is should before petition (salat); in like manner it likewise shows up from one of the sanctuary psalms that the hand-washing service (šu-luh) was performed in the Sumerian sanctuary room as the abzu, or maybe even in the abzu itself .
Presently as we come to Black Stone (al-Hazar-al-Aswad) of Ka’ba, it is an image that connections paradise and earth. So also among the agnostic Egyptians, the Babylonians, and the Hittites, tombs and sanctuaries were essentially joined; the sanctuary was seen as the “connection between this world and the following” (Lundquist, “What Is a Temple?” p. 215).