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Tablet of the God Enki     AO 6020
 
Richelieu room 3 showcase 15 (4)
 
 
This tablet belonging to the Louvre shows the
end of the myth of Sumerian creation known by
the name ‘Enki and the World Order’.
 
Close to man, Enki decided on the ordering of the world and organised the movement of time.
It was he who visited each country in order
to ‘put a halt to fate’.
 
Celebrated as the god of creation and wisdom,
he was also considered the lord of fresh water, dispenser of fertility

 See also

    Myth of Archaic Creation    AO 4153  
    Myth of Sumerian Creation    AO 6724 
    Sumerian ‘Enki and Ninmah’ Myth AO7036   
 
There in fact exists such a fundamental divergence between the basic concepts of the Babylonian and Hebrew stories A124 that borrowing of the simple but coherent text of Genesis is inconceivable. 
 
“In [the] beginning God created the heavens and the earth.”
 
Bible scholars are unanimous:
 
this first verse of the Bible conjures up
an act that is distinct from those that
will be accomplished during the days of creation. Genesis does not teach
that the universe was created over
a short period of time and in the
relatively recent past. A123
 

“In [the] beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” 

Genesis 1:1 
 
 

 The Bible does not support the creationist idea according to which the whole of material creation was achieved in six 24-hour days. 

 
The material universe is described as an expression of dynamic energy from the great Source of life. (Psalm 36:9). The Bible does not therefore support the creationist idea according to which the whole of material creation was achieved in six 24-hour days.
 
 
Furthermore, Jesus Christ, ‘the skilled worker’ who was at his Father’s side during the creation of heaven and Earth (Genesis 1:26 Proverbs 8:22-31) believed in the existence of the first human couple.
 
“Did YOU not read that he who
created them from [the] beginning made them male and female?” Matthew 19:4.
 
He specifies that Abel lived at the ‘foundation of the world’, and designates him as the first martyr, victim of the intolerance of his brother Cain.
– Luke 11:48-51.
 
See also,
 
Chess piece: Adam and Eve OA 3297
Sacrifice of Cain and Abel OA 4052

Adam et Eve   RF 1530   
Denon room C
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 





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