If you don't mind going to old-fashioned printed sources for a
comparison of the "Enuma elish" with Genesis 1, I recommend the following:
GENESIS: Introduction, Translation and Notes by A. E. Speiser. The
Anchor Bible, vol. 1, p. 8-13. Speiser, an expert on ancient Near Eastern
languages (the joke was the when he and his wife wanted to communicate
privately in public, they conversed in Middle Akkadian III), gives a good
comparison of the two texts.
THE BABYLONIAN GENESIS, by Alexander Heidel. U. Chicago Press, 1951.
Chapter III examines OT parallels.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Walter Hicks" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, February 22, 2002 4:04 PM
Subject: Re: Genesis One and Concordism (was a lot of other things
> Hi paul,
> I was trying to restrict my discussion to Genesis chapter 1. The
> remainder of Genesis is quite different in nature. Also I am more
> impressed in the accurate portions of Genesis 1 than I am disturbed buy
> the inaccurate part.
> I have tried to find The material on "Enuma elish" on the web and get
> nothing that looks similar to Genesis Chapter one. Would you have any
> PHSEELY@aol.com wrote:
> > Wally wrote,
> > << Back in the late 60's, Eric Von Daniken wrote a book called "Chariots
> > 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
> > story?
> > Walt
> > >>
> > 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
> > down through Noah and his 3 sons to all peoples. But, the only two
> > stories that substantially look like each other are Gen 1 and the
> > creation account, Enuma elish. All peoples have the solid firmament, but
> > a teeny tiny few have an ocean above the firmament, and only Gen 1 and
> > tell about the dividing of the waters; and in both accounts the waters
> > are divided are from the Semitic root thm.Given the rest of the
> > background to Gen 1-11, it is just too probable that the story of
> > like the Flood story, began with a Babylonian story.
> > Paul
> Walt Hicks <email@example.com>
> In any consistent theory, there must
> exist true but not provable statements.
> (Godel's Theorem)
> You can only find the truth with logic
> If you have already found the truth
> without it. (G.K. Chesterton)
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