Thursday, June 11, 2020
Save the culture!
When we observe the people given passage on the ark 1n the Mesopotamian traditions, there is a contrast compared to the eight members of a single family in Genesis. Atrahasis and the Eridu Genesis are vague or broken, but in the Gilgamesh Epic, not only the hero and his family are saved but also a variety of craftsmen. This suggests that the intention was not only to spare human life but to save human‘ culture—in fact, to preserve society and its order.—Lost World of the Flood, 74