Posts Tagged ‘flood’
  • The Babylonian flood story dates to 1600 BC.  The version that I read is a compilation of several different versions, which have been pieced together to form a more cohesive narrative. The story is more about the background of the gods' decision to bring about the flood rather than the flood itself.  And it brings a lot of light to the view that Mesopotamians held of their deities: that they considered humans a necessary nuisance.  They were necessary because they kept them fed and labored fo... more »
  • I read through Epoch 1 of my Chronological bible a while back as part of my ancient history book club reading.  Epoch 1 consists of Genesis 1-11 and includes the creation account, the fall, and the stories of Cain and Abel, Noah and the flood, and the Tower of Babel.  A lot of time is covered here in a few short chapters. This is the first time I have read through this section of the Bible from a historical standpoint, and the first time I've read it since reading other historical creation ... more »