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Wednesday, May 17, 2023

SERMONS #50 – The Great Flood Reconsidered (5/17/23)

30:17 – In addition to the Biblical account of the Great Flood, there were at least three earlier Middle Eastern accounts, in the Eridu Genesis, the Epic of Atrahasis, and the Epic of Gilgamesh. The human heroes of these stories were Ziusudra, Atrahasis, and Utnapishtim, respectively. Were these just different names for Noah, or were they different people altogether? Was the Yahweh who decided to drown mankind the same Yahweh who decided to save them from drowning? Was the flower of monotheism grafted onto polytheistic roots? Were the Igigi “lesser gods” just lower-class Anunnaki? And just exactly what did the gods carry in their handbags? Dave in Kentucky will attempt to answer all these questions and more, and while he may just be talking to the wall, he hopes there’s somebody listening on the other side of that wall.

Show art: From an ancient Sumerian cylinder seal depicting the god Enki talking over a wall to Ziusudra, Public Domain.

Theme music: Unknown hymn used as the theme music for Father Coughlin’s radio show in the 1930s, Public Domain, performed by Dave in Kentucky (2021), Public Domain Dedication.

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posted by Dave at 3:06 am filed in Dave,May23  

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