Greek, Mesopotamian and Biblical Accounts of Creation
Perhaps many are well-acquainted with "the glory that was Greece." While Greece may have been quite glorious, when it comes to creation stories, they have to share their glory with many, many others. The Greeks were not the only ones with an explanation of how this world came into being, and what man's purpose is in the world: the creation myths of Hesiod and Homer are up against much competition. Among the most well-known creation stories, the one in the Bible probably comes to the mind of many, as well as the stories of ancient Mesopotamia, commonly known as Enuma Elish. While each story has its own peculiar differences, they all deal with the questions Hesiod addressed in his Theogony--namely, the origin of the earth, and the place that God or the gods have in ordering the affairs of mortals.
When compared to the Greek and Mesopotamian accounts, the Bible stands in stark contrast. …
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