Day 3 fall 2011 Rels 2001 Enuma Elish%2c Sura 7%2c Hymn to Aton

Day 3 fall 2011 Rels 2001 Enuma Elish%2c Sura 7%2c Hymn to Aton

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Day 3: Enuma Elish (Babylonian), Sura 7 (Qur’anic), and Hymn to Aton (Egyptian) Cosmogonies 1
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Day 3: Enuma Elish (Babylonian), Sura 7 (Qur’anic), and Hymn to Aton (Egyptian) Cosmogonies I. ENUMA ELISH (Babylonian Cosmogony) A. Historical Context: WHERE: ANCIENT BABYLON …MESOPOTAMIA “Land between the rivers” (Tigris and Euphrates) WHEN: AROUND 2,300 B.C.E (EXPLAIN B.C.E.) TEXT ITSELF =2,000 B.C.E. (OLDER THAN THE BIBLE) 2
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Day 3: Enuma Elish (Babylonian), Sura 7 (Qur’anic), and Hymn to Aton (Egyptian) Cosmogonies I. ENUMA ELISH (Babylonian Cosmogony) B. CHARCATERISTICS: INCLUDES CREATION OF THE GODS, GODS ATTACKING OTHER GODS, INCLUDES GODS AND GODDESSES, ANTHROPROMORPHIC, WARRING CULTURE EXEMPLIFIED C. BASIC NARRATIVE: CHARACTERS: Tiamat -(female/salt water)and Apsu (male/ fresh water) EA- (maker of humans, father of Marduk) Marduk - (young god…defeats Tiamat, god of wind) Kingu- (boyfriend of Tiamat after Aspu is killed…humans made from his guts) BASIC PLOT: 3
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Day 3 fall 2011 Rels 2001 Enuma Elish%2c Sura 7%2c Hymn to Aton

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