Season 1: Episode 11
“In the Beginning…” Origins of the Creation Story
Date Aired: 01/02/2023
The book of Genesis is packed with iconic stories: the Creation, Adam and Eve, Noah’s Ark…but where did those ancient tales come from? Yale Assyriologist Eckart Frahm joins Helen and Dave as they set the time machine all the way back to the “Beginning” to explore the intriguing connections between ancient Mesopotamian myth and the “Primeval History” recorded in Genesis. Did ancient Israel borrow some of its origin stories from Babylon? Hear the evidence and decide for yourself.
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