Re: Genesis One and Concordism (was a lot of other things previously)

From: Howard J. Van Till (
Date: Mon Feb 25 2002 - 09:49:16 EST

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    > 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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