Thursday, December 08, 2011

Enuma Elish

“Given the prominence that has historically been given to Enuma Elish in the study of comparative cosmologies, it is striking how little of Israelite cosmology is traceable to Mesopotamian sources or ideas alone. Naming activity in relation to creation may be more prominent in Mesopotamia, but it is not absent from Egypt, and the same observation can be made about temple rest.”— Genesis 1 as Ancient Cosmology, page 195

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