• Old Testament Enuma Elish
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    The Old Testament The Old Testament is a compilation, and like every compilation it has a wide variety of contributors who, in turn, have their individual influence upon the final work. It is no surprise, then, that there exist certain parallels between the Enuma Elish, the cosmogony of the Babylonians, and the Book of Genesis, the first part of the Pentateuch section of the Bible. In fact, arguments may be made that other Near Eastern texts, particularly Sumerian, have had their influences in B...
  • The Old Testament Myth Or Truth
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    The Old Testament is a compilation, and like every compilation it has a wide variety of contributors who have their individual influence upon the final work. Today, thanks to the rediscovery of (ancient) literature, it is possible to recognize that the Old Testament is in fact saturated with the popular lore of the Ancient Near East 1 I will enumerate the influences these cultures had on what we now know as the Old Testament. Each culture that existed before and during the writing of the Old Tes...
  • Hebrew God Light World Genesis
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    ... the fountains of the great abyss burst forth, and the floodgates of the sky were opened... .' Genesis 7: 11 Also compare the creation of days and the special significance conferred upon the seventh:' Thou shalt shine with horns to make six known days, on the seventh with... a tiara.' 12 From Genesis (1: 31-2-1):' Evening came and morning followed- the sixth day... .'s o God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it He rested from all the work he had done in creation.' We can su...
  • Enuma Elish God One Genesis
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    The Old Testament The Old Testament is a compilation, and like every compilation it has a wide variety of contributors who, in turn, have their individual influence upon the final work. It is no surprise, then, that there exist certain parallels between the Enuma Elish, the cosmogony of the Babylonians, and the Book of Genesis, the first part of the Pentateuch section of the Bible. In fact, arguments may be made that other Near Eastern texts, particularly Sumerian, have had their influences in B...
  • Enuma Elish God One Genesis
    2,160 words
    The Old Testament is a compilation, and like every compilation it has a wide variety of contributors who, in turn, have their individual influence upon the final work. It is no surprise, then, that there exist certain parallels between the Enuma Elish, the cosmogony of the Babylonians, and the Book of Genesis, the first part of the Pentateuch section of the Bible. In fact, arguments may be made that other Near Eastern texts, particularly Sumerian, have had their influences in Biblical texts. The...
  • Greek God Gods Hebrews Greeks
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    Homer, Comparison And Contrast Of The Gods In Homer's Epics With The God Of The Hebrews Tucker 1 Bobby Tucker Ms. Barrett English 2205 30 October 2000 Word Count: 2900 Comparison and Contrast of the gods in Homers epics with the God of the Hebrews There are many similarities and differences between the Greek gods and the Hebrew God. These similarities and differences are revealed in the character and functionality of the gods. The revelation of similarities and differences can also be seen in ma...