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Kar 4: The Creation Of Humanity (4.90)

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Author(s): Averbeck, Richard E.
Commentary Subject: Gen 1:1, 6–10; Gen 2:14; Exod 26:33; 40:3; Lev 16:2; Ps 89:5, 7; Job 5:1; 15:15;38:7; Gen 2:7; 9:6; Gen 2:5–7; Gen 1:5, 8, 10; 2:20; Gen 1:26–28; Deut 29:29 (28); Dan 2:8, 19, 27–29, 30, 47 This myth focuses its attention on the creation of humanity. Four copies are known, three of them bilingual (Sumerian and Akkadian). The earliest copy is from the Old Babylonian period, and written only in Sumerian, suggesting that perhaps the composition itself was composed originally as early as the third millennium. Unfortun…