>From: Walter Hicks <email@example.com>
> I read [Enuma Elish & Genesis 1]
> like they [the Ancient Near Eastern writers] were wrtiting what they believed
> to be the history of creation.
> Now, I agree that much of the Bible is not history, but Genesis one is
> written as though it is the history of creation. Enuma elish reads like
> that history also --- but it is a rather bad history.
Clear evidence, I would suggest, of reading English translations through the
lens of modern Western cultural expectations without the slightest regard
for the fact that it is a piece of Ancient Near Eastern text. The original
import of the text is sure to be lost in the dust.
Howard Van Till
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