raqia encore

Dave Washburn 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.
> Try:
> 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.......

Dave Washburn
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