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Biblical texts scribes language acadian mesopotamian literature was written in. Atrahasis (1700 bce) creation myth fully preserved babylonian version copied for at least 1000 years before humans lower classes of gods doing all the work for the higher gods. The worker gods complain and rebel against the higher gods enke and the mother goddess create humans so they can take away some of the work from the gods. Atrahasis (meaning very wise) he tells humans to only give offerings to the god who wants to plague them and no other gods the plague god didn t plague them. ^factioned as a newer work earlier flood stories. Enuma elish (1100 bce) story of the god marduk how he rose to a leadership position. Tiamat one represents salt water and one is fresh water. Language takes on a performative quality divine speech. The first 5 books of the torah pentateuch story of prehistory of. Israel from creation to the death of moses.

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