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"If any one steal the property of a temple or of the court, he shall be put to death, and also the one who receives the stolen thing from him shall be put to death." Part of this law is fair. Yes, if you stole from the gods, you could be put to death. But, lets say I just bought a pumpkin. I didn't know it was stolen from a temple, but it was. I shouldn't be killed. That is just unfair.
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Ordered by Nebuchadnezzar the hanging gardens are good to some and bad to others. How do you feel about them? Some say that the hanging gardens are beautiful and it is wonderful that they keep the Queen in good spirits, but others feel that they are too much work and a waste of money and time. Here is a take on both of these opinions. Some of the good things about the hanging gardens are that they are a nice place to hang out and good way to keep the queen happy but many people work all day watering these gardens and maintaining them. ”Is this really worth the work?” many Babylonians ask themselves. Babylonian Business editors decided that it was not worth the work and that there is too much money and time being put into it.
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Victory at War!
Though it was a tough battle with the Sumerians we came out with an amazing win! It was a long hard battle that we fought and sadly many of our men were killed but the important thing is that we came out with a win. As you probably know the battle lasted a long 6 months and we were the underdogs for most of the beginning but we did not let that last for long, we pulled it together and we got our game on and finally the summaries surrendered. We would like to thank all of the solders for their hard work and dedication to Babylon and we would also like to thank all of the solders family’s who lived without their loved ones for 6 months. We would also like to honor the solders that died and thank everyone for their support. Thank you everyone!
3cups bread flour or unbleached all-purpose flour (spoon into a dry-measure cup and level off; see Note)
2½tsp. (1¼-ounce envelope) active dry yeast
1⅓cups warm tap water, about 110 degrees
2Tbsp. olive oil
- Mix the flour and salt together and set aside.
- Whisk the yeast into the water in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the dough hook. Wait 2 minutes, then whisk again to make sure it’s completely dissolved. Whisk in the oil.
- Stir in about half the flour mixture until smooth, then stir in the rest. Beat on medium speed until fairly smooth, about 3 minutes. Stop the mixer and let the dough rest for 10 minutes.
- Beat on low speed again until the dough is smoother and somewhat elastic, about 3 additional minutes.
- Scrape the dough into an oiled bowl and turn it over (it’s very soft, so it’s best to use a flexible scraper) so that the top is oiled. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap. Let the dough rest until it starts to puff, 15 to 20 minutes.
- Scrape the dough to a lightly floured work surface. Pat and stretch the dough into a rectangle 3 times longer than it is wide. Fold one third of the dough over the middle section, then fold the other side over that.
- Turn the dough 90 degrees and repeat stretching and folding.
- Return the dough to the bowl (it may be necessary to oil the bowl again) and turn it over so that the top is oiled. Cover with plastic wrap and let the dough rise until it has doubled in size, about 30 minutes.
- The soft dough might be difficult to shape, so flour the work surface well to prevent sticking. Form large flatbreads on a rimless cookie sheet, flexible cutting board, or piece of stiff cardboard to facilitate transfer to the pan.
- Use the dough to make the bread