Earlier I said that Morey spent five
illustrations to prove that in the ancient world the Moon-god was worshipped everywhere
outside Arabia. Although these illustrations are irrelevant to our study of the history of
the Moon- god in Arabia, I am interested
here in how Morey's illustrations are not always what they are chiseled out to be!
I refer to page 3 of Morey's book. This page
contains two illustrations. I was able to locate an illustration similar to the first one,
and an exact copy of the second in a book The Ancient Near East: A New Anthology
of Texts and Pictures, edited by James B. Pritchard, 1975, Princeton University Press.
Morey had implied that these are illustrations of
the Moon-god. However, Pritchard and his group of scholars know differently. What
resembles the first illustration is catalogued #140 in Vol. 1 by Pritchard.
But here it is not a Moon-god but a Storm-god.
The second illustration is catalogued #136 in
Pritchard's Vol. 1. But this too is not a Moon-god of any kind. It is "Baal of Lightning." That's two out of five. Again and again what I am able to check turn out false. Is it me or is it Morey? Or is it Pritchard? I don't think so. An exact copy of the second illustration is found also in The Bible As History in Pictures, p. 206, and there it is identified as Baal of lightning. In the book Tells, Tombs and Treasure, an exact copy appears on page 118. There it is called Baal of Storm.
The book Archaeology of The Bible shows an exact copy on page 80, and calls it the Storm God Baal. Morey is alone against all the scholars, and against all the evidence.