Monday, October 24, 2011

Creation as separation

“The principal acts of creation [in the Enuma Elish] are naming, separating, and temple building. While separating holds a prominent position in Egyptian and Sumerian texts, the significance of naming can be seen in its role in Enuma Elish...”—Genesis 1 as Ancient Cosmology, page 34

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Pay attention. This is the beginning of his argument for the importance of the temple...
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