a reply to: drivers1492
I understand and agree the Jesus parallels are harder to find and agree with, I guess what i was getting at (and this takes time i did it with
Sumerian tablets) is reading through official translations or not as the case may be. and finding the references or similarities yourself. One thing i
have noticed and must admit, a lot of the time these writers seem to fill in lots of blanks through guesswork,as you can see from below the sources
are often broken and fragmentary. Sorry if i have missed your point again lol
for example there are claims Noah and the Flood have parallels with various cultures, below is the actual text translation of one of the Sumerian
tablets depicting such.
The Flood story
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1-10. ...... sets up ....... "I will ...... the perishing of my mankind; for Nintur, I will stop the annihilation of my creatures, and I will return
the people from their dwelling grounds. Let them build many cities so that I can refresh myself in their shade. Let them lay the bricks of many cities
in pure places, let them establish places of divination in pure places, and when the fire-quenching ...... is arranged, the divine rites and exalted
powers are perfected and the earth is irrigated, I will establish well-being there."
10-14. After An, Enlil, Enki and Ninhursaja had fashioned the black-headed people, they also made animals multiply everywhere, and made herds of
four-legged animals exist on the plains, as is befitting.
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4-5. "I will oversee their labour. Let ...... the builder of the Land, dig a solid foundation."
6-18. After the ...... of kingship had descended from heaven, after the exalted crown and throne of kingship had descended from heaven, the divine
rites and the exalted powers were perfected, the bricks of the cities were laid in holy places, their names were announced and the ...... were
distributed. The first of the cities, Eridug, was given to Nudimmud the leader. The second, Bad-tibira, was given to the Mistress. The third, Larag,
was given to Pabilsaj. The fourth, Zimbir, was given to the hero Utu. The fifth, Curuppag, was given to Sud. And after the names of these cities had
been announced and the ...... had been distributed, the river ......, ...... was watered, and with the cleansing of the small canals ...... were
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1-27. ......seat in heaven. ...... flood. ...... mankind. So he made ....... Then Nintur ....... Holy Inana made a lament for its people. Enki took
counsel with himself. An, Enlil, Enki and Ninhursaja made all the gods of heaven and earth take an oath by invoking An and Enlil. In those days
Zi-ud-sura the king, the gudug priest, ....... He fashioned ....... The humble, committed, reverent ....... Day by day, standing constantly at .......
Something that was not a dream appeared, conversation ......, ...... taking an oath by invoking heaven and earth. In the Ki-ur, the gods ...... a
wall. Zi-ud-sura, standing at its side, heard: "Side-wall standing at my left side, ....... Side-wall, I will speak words to you; take heed of my
words, pay attention to my instructions. A flood will sweep over the ...... in all the ....... A decision that the seed of mankind is to be destroyed
has been made. The verdict, the word of the divine assembly, cannot be revoked. The order announced by An and Enlil cannot be overturned. Their
kingship, their term has been cut off; their heart should be rested about this. Now ....... What ......."
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1-11. All the windstorms and gales arose together, and the flood swept over the ....... After the flood had swept over the land, and waves and
windstorms had rocked the huge boat for seven days and seven nights, Utu the sun god came out, illuminating heaven and earth. Zi-ud-sura could drill
an opening in the huge boat and the hero Utu entered the huge boat with his rays. Zi-ud-sura the king prostrated himself before Utu. The king
sacrificed oxen and offered innumerable sheep.
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1-2. "They have made you swear by heaven and earth, ....... An and Enlil have made you swear by heaven and earth, ......."
3-11. More and more animals disembarked onto the earth. Zi-ud-sura the king prostrated himself before An and Enlil. An and Enlil treated Zi-ud-sura
kindly ......, they granted him life like a god, they brought down to him eternal life. At that time, because of preserving the animals and the seed
of mankind, they settled Zi-ud-sura the king in an overseas country, in the land Dilmun, where the sun rises.
12. "You ......."
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edit on 3-6-2014 by JokerThe1st because: Added info