1. It Is Where G‑d Communicated the 10 Commandments Mount Sinai is first mentioned by name in Exodus 19, where we read that the newly-emancipated People of Israel gathered around the mountain a month and a half after leaving Egypt. After three days of preparation, G‑d Himself descended upon the mountain and struck a deal […]
Is Genesis merely a rip-off of other ANE lit?
Article Articles Gilgamesh, Atrahasis and the Flood By Pete Enns on June 01, 2010 The Bible in Ancient Context The Flood #Introduction The biblical flood story (Genesis 6-9) has certainly taken a beating over the last two or three centuries. The problems began in earnest once geologists realized that a literal submersion of the entire earth in […]
By: E.A. Speiser View PDF Biblical history proper begins with the call to Abraham to leave his native country and set out for a destination that is to become the Promised Land. The event is recorded in Genesis 12. All that precedes, i.e. Gen. 1-11, is thus in a sense extra-biblical and, in more ways than one, […]
Good question–is Genesis merely a rip-off of other ANE lit? [Series Begin: Feb 2005 // Last update: Dec 9/2005 (Final Installment)] Every so often I get a question like this: Hi Glenn; Most of the skeptics (and atheists) believe that Old Testament writers borrowed from “epic of Gilgamesh” and other pagan sources found “at least […]