<< Assuming I can read, I still fail to see much of a comparison to Chapter
one of Genesis. This is full of stories about gods and dragons and god
Thanks for other references. >>
The underlying "theology" of Enuma elish is very different from the theology
of Gen 1. The "science" is the same. However, you will need to read some of
the references to really see it. Tiamat in Enuma elish is a goddess of the
water, and the water itself. It is not obvious to the English reader that her
name is Thm (Thm = Tehom = the Deep in Genesis 1) with a feminine ending, nor
that Tehom in Gen 1 is not just a common noun, thm, the sea, but is used
without the article which suggests a proper name. Tehom in Gen 1 is similar
to Adam: "Adam" with the article means "mankind"; without the article it
means the individual person, Adam.
It is a good example of why people not trained in the original languages must
read the commentaries of those who are so trained.
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