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2.13.08 - In Enuma Elish Tiamat is killed by Marduk and her...

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Parallels – created the environment, then created what would go inside it Notes 2/13/08 Psalm 104- Re-tell of Creation. Isaiah, Job, and Psalms talk about creation. Days of creation- see page 54 of “Inspiration and Incarnation” to see picture Days: 1. Light 4. Sun, Moon, Stars 2. Dome/Waters 5. Birds, Fish, sea monsters * 3. Land/Sea 6. Man, Animals *In other ancient religions, sea monsters were thought of as divine. This phrase may have been included for such reasons. In other words, our god, Yahweh, mad the sea monster also. All things in the column were made first for the things of the 2 nd column. 7 – Rest *Myth- An ancient story dealing with who we were and where we came from. *Theogony- How the gods came to be. *Cosmogony- How the world came to be.
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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 heaven’s/ her spit drips from her mouth making rain. Humankind was mad from the body of Kingu, Tiamat’s husband. He provoked her, so he is used to form the race that will serve the gods. Marduk’s 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 God’s. Babylonian – anthropomorphic – vengeful emtions The nature of humankind’s relationship to God is much different from that towards the gods. 1 4 2 5 3 6...
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