The king Ashurbanipal was the king of Assyria at the height of the Assyrian Empire’s power. I recently visited the excellent Ashurbanipal exhibition at the British Museum, which is well worth a visit.

Inspiring Psalm 104

Psalm 104 has been described as “Genesis 1 set to music”. That’s clearly the main inspiration for the psalm, and one which most readers will quickly realise. But, it’s not the only source of inspiration. It’s less well known that the psalm is also inspired by the Egyptian Hymn to the Sun.