Not everything over there is fully functional yet, and the internal links still point to this blog, and will for the indefinite future.So all the old material will be left here for archival purposes, with comments turned off.It is possible that while they had the same memory of the flood, that any of the three sons and the daughters-in-law could have held many personal opinions about the origins of the problems between God and Satan. The time line in the Bible shows that from the call of Abraham, Judaism existed long before any of the surviving religions.And while the Jews were exiting Egypt, other religions were just being formally organized.Therefore, the Judeo-Christian version given in the Torah is the oldest, complete account of the history of the human race.And the differences in stories is a fascinating account of how stories develop and change as the oral tradition is passed down from one generation to another and as one culture interacts with another to modify their legends.But, Moses did not plagiarize the story from the Epic of Gilgamesh.Noah was the common ancestor of all races and Abraham, the ancestor of the Hebrews came from that region where the Gilgamesh stories emerged.
He probably knew the flood stories in the Gilgamesh epic. You will be over my house, and according to your command all my people will do homage, only in the throne I will be greater than you. I address these issues and lies in another article, reaching the stunning conclusion that Daniel influenced these legends while He was captive during the Babylonian and Persian occupation and head of the magicians, astrologers and soothsayers.
Therefore, they assert that all claims of prophecy before the Greek period was simply a fraud.
And they dated prophetic books after the historical event occurred.
It is just as valid a concept that they influenced the religion of their captors, than that they were influenced by it. YHWH, the God of the Jews became famous for His ability to predict the future and demonstrate extraordinary miracles and power over the earth. Abraham, the father of Judaism came from the region of Babylon in Ur of the Chaldees.
He was familiar with the beliefs of his people and he rejected it to follow YHWH. Around the time that the religion of Zoroaster was beginning in this region, Daniel interpreted Nebuchadnezzar's dream of the image of the four ages.
So they assert that the Epic of Gilgamesh preceded Moses and Moses stole this story. While I have some issues with this method, my argument does not depend on its accuracy.