Humanities Lecture 1.13

Humanities Lecture 1.13 - Lecture Notes 1.13 Biblican and...

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Lecture Notes: 1.13 Biblican and Other Floods I. Introduction A. Similarities of Genesis to other texts B. Differences between Genesis and other texts 1. View the Israelite perspective  II. The Creation A. Babylonian Cosmogony: Enuma Elisha 1. How the universe came to being Enuma Elisha   First line of the poem 2. Two primordial deities: a) Male   Fresh water b) Female   Salt water 3. They have kids that grow up to be unruly … so they kill their kids 4. Fails though   causes Cosmic Civil War 5. Martik   Lighting bolt god, leader 6. Creates all of nature 7. Gods get lazy   create humans to clean up for them 8. This poem recieted during Babylonian New Year B. The Genesis Account 1. One god 2. No background or anyone else 3. God of creation has no children 4. Sexual procreation   not played over in creation 5. The God is omnipotent 6. Can control forces of nature
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This note was uploaded on 04/22/2008 for the course HUM 1 taught by Professor Cox during the Winter '08 term at UCSD.

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Humanities Lecture 1.13 - Lecture Notes 1.13 Biblican and...

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