Category: Enuma Elish

Steven DiMattei: Creation ‘Ex Nihilo’ a Foreign Concept

Steven DiMattei, Genesis 1 and the Creationism Debate: Being Honest to the Text, Its Author, and His Beliefs (Wipf & Stock, 2016), 10-11. In general terms, then, the authors and cultures of these ancient Near Eastern creation myths, Genesis 1 included, did not conceive of… Continue Reading “Steven DiMattei: Creation ‘Ex Nihilo’ a Foreign Concept”

Michael D. Coogan: Genesis 1:2 and Enuma Elish

Michael D. Coogan, The Old Testament: A Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures, third edition (OUP, 2014), 38. The second verse of Genesis seems to allude to the battle between the storm god and the primeval sea, found in Enuma Elish and in other… Continue Reading “Michael D. Coogan: Genesis 1:2 and Enuma Elish”

Digital Hamurabbi Takes Down Hugh Ross

Hugh Ross is a highly educated man. He holds a PhD in astrophysics from the University of Toronto and runs the website Reasons to Believe, a Christian apologetics organization. But while Ross may be quite knowledgeable when it comes to cosmology, his understanding of biblical… Continue Reading “Digital Hamurabbi Takes Down Hugh Ross”