<< Back in the late 60's, Eric Von Daniken wrote a book called "Chariots of
the Gods?". I DO NOT ENDORSE THIS BOOK!. However, the author voices the
opinion that humans were visited by astronauts and they were told by
them how the earth and humanity came about. As best they could, they
remembered this story and repeated it from generation to generation.
They wrote it down when they had learned how to write. (A recent
Discovery Channel presentation attributed the first books of the Bible
to Moses since he learned to write in Egypt.)
Replace the astronauts with God or the HS and is this not a credible
It doesn't fit the historical evidence. If God revealed the story of
creation, that is, the story we have in Gen 1 to Adam, it should have come
down through Noah and his 3 sons to all peoples. But, the only two creation
stories that substantially look like each other are Gen 1 and the Babylonian
creation account, Enuma elish. All peoples have the solid firmament, but only
a teeny tiny few have an ocean above the firmament, and only Gen 1 and E.e.
tell about the dividing of the waters; and in both accounts the waters that
are divided are from the Semitic root thm.Given the rest of the Babylonian
background to Gen 1-11, it is just too probable that the story of creation,
like the Flood story, began with a Babylonian story.
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