Creation vs. Evolution: What a Few Lines from Gilgamesh Epic Tell us of the Errors in Babylonian Theology · Aberrations of Protestant Work Ethic · Work Ethic in the Neolithic and Genesis 11 · Assorted retorts from yahoo boards and elsewhere: Denying Adam's Individuality : Babylonian
- Is there a Babylonian account of Adam and Eve before Genesis version?
- Hans-Georg Lundahl
- none/ apprx Masters Latin & Greek, Lund University
- Answered June 1st
- As far as I know, no.
Enuma Elish is in more than one way, partly parallel to Hesiod’s Theogony, partly to Moses’ Six Days.
But Babylonians don’t conceive gods creating men as creating one single couple, but rather as creating a society. In a sense, “last-Thursday-ism” is Babylonian, since the Babylonians don’t say that the human society thus created was ever aware of being newly created. If we had all been created last Thursday with false memories of what we had lived before, that would probably have been a parallel to how Babylonians thought first men had experienced or rather not experienced being recently created.
I came across this feature of Babylonian “theology” earlier on:
Creation vs. Evolution : What a Few Lines from Gilgamesh Epic Tell us of the Errors in Babylonian Theology