This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
Unformatted text preview: In Enuma Elish, Tiamat is killed by Marduk and her body forms the earth while the other half of her hangs above the earth, barred in the heavens/ her spit drips from her mouth making rain. Humankind was mad from the body of Kingu, Tiamats husband. He provoked her, so he is used to form the race that will serve the gods. Marduks house is built in Babylon. Biblical Creation vs. Enuma Elish Similarities: The division of the waters need to explain the waters. Conceptual similarities Differences: mono/ polytheist, the nature of the gods is different from that of Gods. Babylonian anthropomorphic vengeful emtions The nature of humankinds relationship to God is much different from that towards the gods. 1 4 2 5 3 6...
View Full Document
- Spring '08