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Bibil Identifier bibil:210017
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Divine Mediation and the Rise of Civilization in Mesopotamian Literature and in Genesis 1–11
Author Melvin, David P.
Journal Journal of Hebrew Scriptures (Volume: 10, Issue: 17)
Undefined link Divine Mediation and the Rise of Civilization in Mesopotamian Literature and in Genesis 1-11
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language French
Pages 1-15 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract An analysis of the portrayal of the origins of human civilization in Mesopotamian literature, in comparison with that of Genesis 1–11, reveals discontinuity with regard to the divine mediation of civilization. In Mesopotamian texts, civilization is of divine origin and is mediated to humans from the divine sphere, whereas in Genesis 1–11 civilization is of human origin and is associated with the downward spiral of humanity, resulting from the human acquisition of illicit divine “knowledge” in Genesis 3.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Mesopotamia (Elam, Mari, Sumer, Babylon, Assyria) : Mesopotamia (in general) : Literature : Myths and Narratives : Myths and Tales of Origins
Pericopes Genesis 1-11
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