Dick Fischer wrote:
> Wayne wrote:
>> Cain and Able were probably used when there was sibbling rivalries.
>> Would that be a time to explain that this is not a true story? But
>> when children are older and ask "where they real people?", it's
>> right to honest. The best answer is three simple words: "I don't
>> That's honest.
> I submit we can be better than honest. We can be informed. Cain did
> something we can substantiate. He built a city and named it "Enoch"
> after his son. Enoch, or E-Anna(k), is named in the Sumerian king
> list in the post-flood period. The name was corrupted to "Erech" the
> Sumerian "Uruk." It appears on maps of southern Mesopotamia, and it
> was excavated by archaeologists.
I would like to see a citation from a recognized philologist
with competence in these languages to the effect that "Erech" or "Uruk"
is derived from "Enoch" - but I won't hold my breath. It reminds me of
the claim of the apocryphal British Israelite claim that MacDonald is
derived from Moses: Just drop the oses and add acDonald.
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