Discussion in 'The Sanctuary' started by lyricalpriest, May 23, 2013.
Lyrical Priest ripped this comment from:
Letters From the Gulag : Posers Teaching Pantheism As Modern Enlightenment
the face book one imo
other link was interesting too..
That the Sumerian and Hebrew accounts of the Deluge some genetic relationship is clear: they have too many details in common for their similarity to be coincidental. But in what way are they related? Neither of them seems directly dependent on the other. Atrahasis cannot have borrowed from Genesis, because it is the older text of the two, and Genesis cannot have borrowed from Atrahasis, because at every point of comparison it is manifestly the less corrupted version. Atrahasis and Genesis must therefore stem from a tradition that was older than both. It is on this basis that Genesis has some claim to be treated as a historical text. It is not a document without origins. The Sumerian versions throw the Hebrew text into sharp historical relief, demonstrating that it has a pedigree in oral tradition stretching at least as far back as the third millennium. They also demonstrate just how far the Sumerians had by then distorted the story. What we know about their society suggests that the corruptions were ideological rather than failures of memory
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