Abraham in context

Abraham in context

Just watched video from http://brucegore.com/VideoPlay2.aspx Was interesting but not as good as the videos on Enuma Elish and The Epic of Gilgamesh. Some interesting points. When looking on map I saw the main cities along the fertile crescent: Allepo, Damascus, Haran,...
Epic of Gilgamesh

Epic of Gilgamesh

In a recent post we looked at the similarities between the creation account found in Genesis 1 and the Akkadian legend of Enuma Elish. We saw that there were similarities in the way physical things are described but great differences in the way that God or gods are...
Genesis 3 and 4

Genesis 3 and 4

Similarities between Genesis 3 and 4. 1. God has warned Caan as he warned Adam and Eve. 2. God confronts Caan as he did Adam. 3. A curse is pronounced. 4. There is a sending away. Caan is sent away from farming to being a restless wanderer. 5. There is mercy even in...
The Fall and relationships

The Fall and relationships

I have not really considered how the fall affected marriage. So according to Genesis 3 the woman now is desperate for the love of a man. The man wants to dominate over the woman rather than protect and love her. Also the man now has to work harder to survive and the...
Genesis and Enuma Elish

Genesis and Enuma Elish

If you have time watch this! Genesis and 1 and 2 obviously are not the only early accounts of the creation of the world and of mankind. All people have wondered at where they came from. In this post I look at Enuma Elish – another early creation account and then...