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We are justified in supposing that the cult of the moon-god was brought into Babylonia by the Semitic nomads from Arabia.
The Semitic race is represented by upwards of 5,000,000 Jews.
Probably the custom was of African origin, and came from eastern Africa along with the Semitic race.
Semitic tribes wandered northwards from their home in Arabia to seek sustenance in its more fertile fields, to plunder, or to escape the pressure of tribes in the rear.
Apart from the great interest of his philosophical work, Lazarus was pre-eminent among the Jews of the so-called Semitic domination in Germany.