Tag: Genesis flood

The Biblical Flood Narrative: does the text indicate a local or global flood?

There are three possible interpretations of the Genesis flood: Anthropologically global, geographically global: all humans everywhere in the earth affected, the entire earth covered with water Anthropologically global, geographically local: all humans on the earth affected, but only a local area of the earth covered with water because all the humans were localized Anthropologically local, geographically local: only humans within […] 

Was the Genesis flood narrative copied from Mesopotamian myths?

The Challenge By the end of the 19th century archaeology had discovered many Mesopotamian texts containing creation and flood narratives remarkably similar to those in the Bible. Critical scholars came to believe that the Biblical narratives had simply been copied from earlier Mesopotamian myths.12The Biblical flood narrative in particular is still considered by some scholars to have been borrowed from […]