Edit Kirei Kotomine was born December 28, as the son of Risei Kotominewho was gifted with Kirei on a pilgrimage. Kirei is a word of prayer, so Risei named him such so that he would be pure and beautiful.
It is understood that the Hebrews recast Mesopotamian and Canaanite myths about the gods and man's creation as there being only one god, their Yahweh. For some conservative Catholic Scholars the earth and the universe was created B. If the Bible has the age of the earth and universe wrong what else does it have wrong?
Archaeology and Geology reveals there never was a Garden of Eden or Adam and Eve, nor was there ever in the earth's geologic history a universal Noah's Flood, and the Exodus -as portrayed in the Bible- is fiction according to the findings of Archaeology.
The discipline of Literary Criticism has established that Moses did not write the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Bible, in the 16th or 15th century B. The counterclaims of Christian Apologists are investigated and their "flawed methodologies" are noted They claiming that Satan and his Demons have "misled" and "duped" the Scientists and that the Bible is a reliable witness.
Why the Bible Cannot be the Word of God. The Reception of God's Holy Spirit: Uncovering the Past, A History of Archaeology. However, various concepts and motifs and events preserved in this "late" work are traceable to the 3rd millennium B. This understanding explains why there appear to be "echoes" or "parallels" or "similarities" between Genesis and the Mesopotamian concepts and motifs regarding man's creation.
Professor Clay on the similarities between Genesis' creation account and Mesopotamian concepts as recasts of earlier Mesopotamian or Babylonian beliefs being acknowledged by numerous scholars over a period of some 50 yearsbut stripped of polytheism: These and other points of resemblance, it is generally admitted leave no doubt as to there being a relationship between the cosmogony of Israel and that handed down by the Babylonians.
It naturally followed that either the Biblical conception was borrowed from the Babylonian; or the Babylonian was borrowed from the Biblical; or both were founded on a common primitive source Scholars generally have dismissed the second supposition as an impossibility' and the third is excluded on the ground that the stories contain a large percentage of Babylonian ideas.
The Biblical conception of creation, therefore, they say, is of Babylonian origin In the nearly fifty years which have passed since the first translation was made, this has become the prevailing view; and it has been generally accepted everywhere as fully established.
The late Professor Campbell in noted that the Mesopotamian myths understood man was created to till the fields of the gods which he equates with Adam being created to care for God's garden: Men were to do that work for them and provide them with food through sacrifice.
Marduk, too, created man to serve the gods. And here we have man created to keep a garden. The Masks of God: A Division of Penguin Books. Reprinted The Mesopotamians saw the world being created for the benefit of the gods, not man.
Genesis refutes this notion, God made the world for man's benefit. If I had to summarize my research on Genesis' motifs from the Garden of Eden to the Flood vis-a-vis the Mesopotamian "creation of man" myths it would have to be that the Mesopotamians appear to have held their gods as responsible for man's misfortunes whereas the Hebrews in refuting this, held man as culpable, absolving their God of any blame.
For the Mesopotamians man's rebelliousness is because when the gods created man of clay they animated this lifeless material with the flesh and blood of a slain rebel-god.
This god, We-ila, was the "ringleader" of the Igigi gods who rebelled against Enlil an Anunnaki god at Nippur refusing to work anymore in his city-garden, dredging its irrigation canals and ditches of sediments.
The decision was reached by Enlil and Enki to replace the rebelling Igigi with a new creature, man. So man was created and placed in a god's city-garden as a substitute for the Igigi. Man's spirit of rebelliousness against the gods is because he possesses the rebel-spirit of the slain Igigi god.
The Hebrews in recasting these motifs deny man has a slain god's rebellious spirit within him, they claim man possesses a freewill, he can choose to do good or evil obey or disobey God.Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, a demigod who declines Ishtar's marriage proposal and searches for his friend Enkidu in the land of the dead.
Enkidu, a demigod created by . The Epic of Gilgamesh is an epic poem from ancient Mesopotamia that was first published in c.
BC. The Epic of Gilgamesh (/ ˈ ɡ ɪ l ɡ ə m ɛ ʃ /) is an epic poem from ancient Mesopotamia that is often regarded as the earliest surviving great work of literature. The literary history of Gilgamesh begins with five Sumerian poems about Bilgamesh (Sumerian for "Gilgamesh"), king of Uruk, dating from the Third Dynasty of Ur (c.
BC).These independent stories were later used as source. The Epic of Gilgamesh: Summary The main character in the book The Epic of Gilgamesh, is Gilgamesh himself.
In the beginning of the book one realizes that Gilgamesh is an arrogant person. Complete summary of Anonymous, Unknown's The Epic of Gilgamesh. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Epic of Gilgamesh.
Gilgamesh. BACK; NEXT ; Character Analysis.
The hero of our tale: a cocky, selfish young king who befriends a half man/half beast, goes on fantastic adventures with him. When his new, beloved friend dies, Gilgamesh realizes there's no room in life to be a cocky, selfish king.
So, he pulls it together and becomes a wise and admired ruler.