dwashbur at nyx.net
Sat Jul 27 12:48:40 EDT 2002
> >> >One thing I find fascinating is the way some folks want to
> >> >say that the Genesis account is based on mythology similar to
> >> >Enuma Elish, tie in the word Tiamat and all the rest, while
> >> >simultaneously claiming elsewhere that it wasn't even written until
> >> >the second century B.C., several hundred years (at least!) after
> >> >Enuma Elish and the other stuff had passed off the scene!
> >> Duh. Berossus is well aware of the Enuma Elish in the 2nd
> >> century BCE.
> >Reference, please? I'll comment further after that.
> Stanley M. Burstein, The Babyloniaca of Berossus, Malibu (Undena
> Publications), 1978, pp. 14-5.
> Alexander Heidel, The Babylonian Genesis: The Story of Creation (Genesis),
> Phoenix Books, 1963, pp. 78-81
> This last also deals with the Neoplatonic writer Damascius of
> the 5th century who cites Enuma Elish.
Thanks. I'll get back to you on this after a trip to the library.......
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