mc2499 at mclink.it
Sat Jul 27 12:30:40 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.
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