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Thanos5150 Wrote:
> The Hebrew Babylonian captivity period seems a
> probable origin to some, but I disagree in that it
> is more likely is was merely around this time they
> decided to write their version down which was
> probably further embellished by way of Babylonian
> copies to flesh out the tale during the editing
> process. What must be understood is that the
> Mesopotamian flood myth was ubiquitous in the the
> ancient world in which several fragments in
> various stages of completeness have been found in
> multiple languages dating to well before the
> Babylonian captivity. Just as today one would be
> hard pressed to find any culture exposed to
> Western society that does not have some reckoning
> of the Biblical Noah version even as simple as
> "God caused a flood and a guy survived by building
> a boat" which would appear the ancient world was
> no different regarding the Mesopotamian tale.

Meaning only that these regional tales likely have a common source. The earliest we know are Sumerian, but that's because the Sumerians are the earliest writers we know.

It is not necessarily an indication that there was an actual physical event that spawned the story.

People are good storytellers.

Harte

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Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 3302 Thanos5150 26-Apr-16 02:43
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 951 Audrey 26-Apr-16 04:38
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 845 R Avry Wilson 26-Apr-16 07:00
The Tower 911 loveritas 26-Apr-16 11:32
Re: The Tower 751 Thunderbird 26-Apr-16 16:23
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 855 Thanos5150 26-Apr-16 17:45
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 714 R Avry Wilson 27-Apr-16 01:00
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 1004 Thanos5150 27-Apr-16 17:15
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 754 R Avry Wilson 30-Apr-16 03:17
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 895 Thanos5150 30-Apr-16 21:47
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 677 Origyptian 30-Apr-16 23:19
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 710 Aine 01-May-16 22:04
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 669 Thanos5150 01-May-16 22:54
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 2054 Thanos5150 28-Apr-16 23:03
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 785 R Avry Wilson 30-Apr-16 03:36
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 700 Thanos5150 30-Apr-16 22:18
The Unanswered Mystery of 7,000-year-old Ubaid Lizard figurines 443 dmatherly 02-Jan-17 23:46
Re: The Unanswered Mystery of 7,000-year-old Ubaid Lizard figurines 486 Thanos5150 03-Jan-17 05:26
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 795 Origyptian 26-Apr-16 15:21
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 754 Thunderbird 27-Apr-16 20:42
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 780 Thanos5150 26-Apr-16 16:08
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 633 OCaptain 01-May-16 20:59
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 725 Corpuscles 01-May-16 22:25
A Rather Close Family 828 loveritas 01-May-16 23:56
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 731 Thanos5150 01-May-16 22:39
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 632 Eddie Larry 01-May-16 23:36
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 684 eli stills 02-May-16 02:06
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 815 Thanos5150 02-May-16 03:44
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 688 eli stills 02-May-16 05:32
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 758 Harte 02-May-16 09:48
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 682 eli stills 02-May-16 15:03
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 681 Origyptian 02-May-16 16:50
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 601 eli stills 03-May-16 00:30
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 644 Origyptian 03-May-16 21:40
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 636 Eddie Larry 03-May-16 21:53
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 583 Origyptian 03-May-16 22:02
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 639 Eddie Larry 03-May-16 22:13
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 621 Origyptian 04-May-16 03:01
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 752 Origyptian 04-May-16 03:25
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 659 Corpuscles 04-May-16 23:57
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 637 Origyptian 05-May-16 02:54
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 685 eli stills 04-May-16 01:12
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 635 Origyptian 04-May-16 03:09
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 691 Thanos5150 02-May-16 20:29
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 648 Harte 02-May-16 21:41
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 722 Thanos5150 02-May-16 22:14
Re: It was not......they will not listen 701 Thunderbird 02-May-16 22:54
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 679 Harte 03-May-16 00:04
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 681 Thanos5150 03-May-16 00:52
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 656 Harte 03-May-16 22:00
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 651 Origyptian 03-May-16 22:05
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 719 Eddie Larry 04-May-16 01:49
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 656 Harte 05-May-16 22:18
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 452 Eddie Larry 05-May-16 22:31
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 638 Harte 05-May-16 22:50
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 674 Eddie Larry 06-May-16 00:57
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 692 Harte 06-May-16 10:08
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 632 Origyptian 06-May-16 12:36
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 594 Eddie Larry 06-May-16 15:26
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 726 Harte 06-May-16 16:56
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 605 Aine 06-May-16 23:28
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 572 Thanos5150 06-May-16 23:35
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 708 Audrey 07-May-16 01:52
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 693 Harte 07-May-16 12:18
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 628 Audrey 07-May-16 17:55
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants (who are descending into ruts) 695 cladking 07-May-16 18:05
Re: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants (who are descending into ruts) 663 Audrey 07-May-16 18:40
Re: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants (who are descending into ruts) 707 cladking 07-May-16 18:57
Re: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants (who are descending into ruts) 654 Audrey 07-May-16 21:47
Re: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants (who are descending into ruts) 694 Origyptian 08-May-16 02:44
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 690 eyeofhorus33 08-May-16 05:34
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 576 Audrey 08-May-16 17:53
Enter Melchizedek 716 loveritas 02-May-16 05:31
Re: Enter Melchizedek 685 eli stills 02-May-16 15:44
Re: Enter Melchizedek 765 loveritas 02-May-16 21:17
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 627 Origyptian 02-May-16 03:18
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 686 OCaptain 04-May-16 23:16
Re:Plato 591 Thunderbird 09-May-16 01:24
An Allegory 558 loveritas 10-May-16 22:27
Re: An Allegory 672 Thanos5150 11-May-16 01:14
Re: An Allegory 588 Thunderbird 12-May-16 21:03
Re: An Allegory 526 loveritas 12-May-16 23:19
Re: An Allegory 564 Thunderbird 13-May-16 01:45
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 524 Thanos5150 02-Jan-17 19:16
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 417 Eddie Larry 02-Jan-17 19:39
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 498 Thanos5150 02-Jan-17 20:32
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 560 Eddie Larry 03-Jan-17 04:56
Re: Mesopotamian Origin of the Biblical Flood Myth 644 Thanos5150 03-Jan-17 18:17


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