Re: Tablet Theory of Genesis Authorship
> > "What you seem to conveniently forget is that the nameWell, you've done it again, haven't you George?
> > is a Phoenician transposition of Ea. Ea was the supreme
> > god of Babylonia, as El was of the Canaanites.
> > The identification is natural."
> Is this really the only point you want to hang your hat upon?
I asked you to please tell me when you think the Bible was penned.
Obviously if your answer is considerably later than the time in which
the Karatepe stele was inscibed, then any identification between the
El of either is not as simple and straight forward as you would have
And besides, the Bible only equates Yahweh with one other deity, and
it isn't El.
PS And the argument that by the time of the Karatepe stele El had
ceased to become what he was during Ugaritic times is purely your