At 3/12/13 07:37 PM, Ma1achi wrote:
Again this is similar to what Gandhi brought up. Sumerian and Egyptian tablets are referring to 'Gods', I get you're saying they are describing the same thing but if you really study it and pay attention to the differences they are described differently, although they are both 'divine'.
You're right. I apologize for not reading the entire thread before replying to your comment. Otherwise, I would've seen that supergandhi64 had already mentioned the point I was going to bring up.
You have to understand these similar accounts were written in different locations throughout the world and on separate continents. So, there is no way they could of been borrowed from each other.
I'm not too sure if I agree that there is 'no way' of knowing how these similar accounts came to be so widespread, though I entirely understand and appreciate the point you're making. To go back to my original example, most ancient civilizations have some form of a flood myth - why? I'm not sure - but there sure, in my opinion (which is hardly worth anything), has to be some sort of connection between these societies' myths, their oral traditions of storytelling, and the bible. Nevertheless, I cannot prove what I am saying; and you have every right to disagree with me.