• Old Testament Enuma Elish
    2,168 words
    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...
  • Hebrew God Light World Genesis
    1,083 words
    ... 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
    2,141 words
    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...