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- Material the boat roof was made out of, wood for Noah versus slate for Gilgamesh (which would make the boat top heavy and further unseaworthy)
Supposedly, from the Gilgamesh account, no animals were on the unseaworthy top heavy cube 'ship' but just DNA.
Whatever I had of all the living being I laded upon her.
All my family and kin I made go aboard the ship.
The beasts of the field, the wild creatures of the field,
Originally posted by Gorman91
reply to post by windword
No, it doesn't say how long it took. Eh, some say 50 years, some say 75 years. Who knows. Does it matter?
there are some big issues with the Epic of Gilamesh account: - the dimensions of the boat being 200x200x200 feet (unseaworthy cube) - Building time to make boat 100 years for Noah (Noah gave 100yrs of warning)versus 7 days for Gilgamesh
Questions have to be asked about these 'gods' described as acting like 'whipped dogs' when the water came down: From your video posted we can see that the Gilgamesh tale is Babylonian in origin, coming out of the empire created by Nimrod (Nimrod was born about 4 generations from Noah).
We have the Babylonia account written before the Biblical account. We see from the Babylonian account that it was obviously a made up story because: - they didn't have electricity and freezers on this cube ship in order to preserve the DNA from destruction - Seeing that all the animals died in the universal flood, no wombs of females animals could be used to produce the new lot of animals from combining the DNA into an implantable zygote, what kind of fancy science lab did they bring with them using techniques that are not even possible to us now
give some series credentials to the Scriptures for me.
Originally posted by windword
reply to post by JesuitGarlic
There is no reason to assume that "Noah" was monotheist. The Hebrew people weren't led into monotheism until after the advent of Abraham. Even Moses still acknowledged the existence of other gods.
Jealous Yahweh was constantly running around, in the Old Testament, smiting people and whole cities because they were still polytheist. The concept of one god and only one god was not an easy pill to swallow, and in fact it is a very metaphysical and deeply intellectual concept.
I think it's likely that the Hebrew people "borrowed" the flood myth from their Babylonian captivity. It's no more likely that the Hebrews made up the story than the Babylonians made up the story.
"In the fourth generation your descendants will come back here, for the sin of the Amorites has not yet reached its full measure.” Genesis 15:16
“Hail to thee, great God, Lord of the Two Truths. I have come unto thee, my Lord, that thou mayest bring me to see thy beauty.
I know thee, I know thy name, I know the names of the 42 Gods who are with thee in this broad hall of the Two Truths . . .
Behold, I am come unto thee. I have brought thee truth; I have done away with sin for thee. I have not sinned against anyone. I have not mistreated people. I have not done evil instead of righteousness . . .
I have not reviled the God. I have not laid violent hands on an orphan. I have not done what the God abominates I have not killed; I have not turned anyone over to a killer.
I have not caused anyone’s suffering . . .
I have not copulated (illicitly); I have not been unchaste.
I have not increased nor diminished the measure,
I have not diminished the palm;
I have not encroached upon the fields. I have not added to the balance weights;
I have not tempered with the plumb bob of the balance.
I have not taken milk from a child’s mouth;
I have not driven small cattle from their herbage…
I have not stopped (the flow of) water in its seasons; I have not built a dam against flowing water.
I have not quenched a fire in its time . . .
I have not kept cattle away from the God’s property.
I have not blocked the God at his processions. “