The reading cycle of Judaism is on the Noah cycle (Parashat Noach). Now is a good time to go back and read some classic posts on Messianic Jewish Musings. In the first two, I describe the similarities and some differences between the Noah story and Mesopotamian myths of the flood. Why should myth and Bible have such concordance? Rather than being afraid of the parallels, we should embrace them. It’s one more evidence that God pervades the whole world and that revelation goes deeper than many would imagine. In the third article, I discuss the theology of the Noah account in light of its parallels.
Noah and Mesopotamian Myth, Part 1
A few highlights and then the link:
Perhaps one reason synagogues and churches rarely discuss the mythological backdrop of the flood story is the potential controversy. How do we deal with the fact that the Bible