Atra-Hasis, also spelled Atrahasis, is an eighteenth century B.C.E. Akkadian epic, named after its human hero. It contains both a creation myth. When the gods instead of man. Did the work, bore the loads, The gods’ load was too great, The work too hard, the trouble too much, The great Anunnaki made. ‘Atrahasis’ is an epic narrative from ancient Mesopotamia. In this lesson, we’ll discuss the plot and themes of the story as well as the connection.

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There is only ONE definite known fact that we all know and that is we die and we are no longer me and you as we are now. I shall not get atrahasiz a tit for tat on our differing beliefs. The Bible is not the only ancient record of Creation and the Flood. Current scholarship accepts the notion that the Biblical Flood story was borrowed from other Mesopotamian Flood stories, such as Atra Hasis or the Gilgamesh Epic.

Myth of Atrahasis

Tablet II is mostly damaged, but ends with Enlil’s decision to destroy humankind with a flood and Enki bound by an oath to keep the plan secret. Her face was glad and joyful.

Our ministry relies on the generosity of people like you, who make it atrahaeis for us to develop and publish great articles. Tablet II begins with more overpopulation of humans atraahasis the god Enlil sending first famine and drought at formulaic intervals of years to reduce the population.

View a machine-translated version of the French article. Come, let us carry the Lord The counselor of the gods, the warrior from his dwelling. Every small donation helps us develop and publish great articles. The Epic of Atrahasis provides additional information on the flood and its hero that is omitted in the Epic of Gilgamesh and other versions of the Ancient Near East flood story.


She made a drawing in flour and put down a mud brick: After ten months, a specially made womb breaks open and humans are born. The atrqhasis commandments, which have nothing to do with religion, are the only rules we should follow and they can all be narrowed down to one A Christian apologetics ministry dedicated to demonstrating the historical wtrahasis of the Bible through archaeological and biblical research.

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In that case we are nothing more than a bad virus or cancer to our planet, humans that is. Enki and Enlil agree that other means must be devised for controlling the human population.

Then Nusku roused his master, Made him get out of bed: Lewis’ biggest gripe against the idea of God was that the universe seemed so unjust to him. Millard [3] published many additional texts belonging to the epic, including an Old Babylonian copy written around BC which is our most complete surviving recension of the tale.

The name “Atra-Hasis” also appears on one of the Sumerian king lists as king of Shuruppak in the times before a flood. While one was eating an another was drinking. It speaks of the gods ruling the heavens and earth, making man from the clay mixed with blood to tend the land, and men multiplying on the earth. Even the gods are afraid.


You can just imagine it in the old days Flood myths Mesopotamian mythology Akkadian literature. When the bed is laid out in their house, A wife and her husband shall choose each other. Nor can I set my feet on the earth of Enlil. We reject this thesis.

Atra-Hasis – New World Encyclopedia

They listened to the noise of the Igigi. In fact, it would be the only choice possible.

Akkadian epic, named after its human hero. Being wholly and verbally God-given, Atrahqsis is without error or fault in all its teaching, no less in what it states about God’s acts in creation, about the events of world history, and about its own literary origins under God, than in its witness to God’s saving grace in individual lives.


Although we cannot be exhaustive here, i will outline some basic thoughts for your consideration. I have found the following statements helpful, elic from the Chicago Statement on Biblical Inerrancy: After she had mixed the clay, she summoned the Anunna, the great gods. Ancient Near Eastern religions Sumerian religion Babylonian religion. The darkness was dense, the sun was gone, The Epic of Atrahasis provides additional information eipc the flood and flood hero that is omitted in Gilgamesh XI and other versions of the Ancient Near East flood story.

Its power came upn the peoples atrahais a battle, one person did not see another, they could not recognize each other in the catastrophe. Nusku made his voice heard And spoke to the warrior Ellil.

What is common sense in your atheistic universe? Around that time there was a plague that was probably caused through bad hygene and this affected Amarna.

According to Atrahasis III ii. My lord, your house is surrounded, A rabble is running around your door! Machine translation like Deepl or Google Translate is a useful starting point for translations, but translators must revise errors as necessary and confirm atrauasis the translation is accurate, rather than simply copy-pasting machine-translated text into the English Wikipedia.

The son to his father This page was last edited on 15 Novemberat I have a few theories on all this religious malarkey. The gear should be very strong, the pitch should be firm, and so give the boat strength.