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    ANCIENT CLAY TABLETS VERIFY EXTREME ANTIQUITY OF THE BOOK OF ENOCH By James Trimm The Babylonian Flood Story dating to the time of Abraham and found on clay
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      ANCIENT CLAY TABLETS VERIFY EXTREME ANTIQUITY OF THE BOOK OF ENOCH

      By James Trimm


      The Babylonian Flood Story dating to the time of Abraham and found
      on clay tablets:

      "There was Anu, lord of firmament, their father, and warrior Enlil
      their counsellor, Ninurta the helper, and Ennugi watcher over
      canals; and with them also was Ea. In those days the world teemed,
      the people multiplied, the world bellowed like a wild bull, and the
      great god was aroused by the clamour. Enlil heard the clamour and
      he said to the gods in council, "The uproar of mankind is
      intolerable and sleep is no longer possible by reason of the
      babel." So the gods in their hearts were moved to let loose the
      deluge; but my lord Ea warned me in a dream... build a boat. These
      are the measurements of the barque... then take up into the boat the
      seed of all living creatures... For six days and six nights the
      winds blew, torrent and tempest and flood overwhelmed the world...
      on the mountain of Nasir the boat held fast... I loosed a dove and
      let her go. She flew away but finding no resting place she
      returned. Then I loosed a swallow, and she flew away but finding no
      resting plase she returned. I loosed a raven, she saw that the
      waters had returned, she ate, she flew around, she cawed, and she
      did not come back... I made made a sacrifice... "


      Now scholars have long recognized many parallels between this Flood
      Story and the account in Genesis:

      1. In both accounts an individual is warned to build an ark/boat.

      2. In both accounts it is mentioned that man had multiplied on the
      earth.

      3. In both accounts the individual is told the dimentions to build
      the ark/boat.

      4. Both accounts have the formula that the rain lasted "____ days
      and ____ nights".

      5. Both accounts have the ark/boat coming to rest on a mountain.

      6. Both accounts have birds sent out to find dry land.

      7. Both accounts have the ark/boat builder making a sacrifice after
      exiting his vessel.

      This plainly tells us that the Babylonian Flood Story is the
      Babylonian twisting of the same flood story revealed in Genesis.


      There are also many important parallels that have long gone unoticed
      between the flood account on these ancient tablets and the flood
      account in the Book of Enoch which are not found in Genesis.

      First of all in the Genesis account the flood occurs because:

      "Elohim saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth..."
      (Gen. 6:5)

      but in the Babylonian story the flood occurs because:

      "Enlil heard the clamour and he said to the gods in council, 'The
      uproar of mankind is intolerable and sleep is no longer possible by
      reason of the babel.'"

      This is a clear distinction between the two stories. Now in the
      Book of Enoch the flood occurs because:

      "part of mankind was perishing from the earth, they cried and their
      cry went up to heaven."
      (1En. 8:4).

      In both the Babylonian and Enochian accounts a cry from men on earth
      is heard in the heavenlies, but this element is absent form the
      Genesis account.

      In the Babylonian account four false gods (Anu, Enlil, Ninurta and
      nnugi) who have Ea with them hear the "clamour" from mankind, Enlil
      proposes the idea of a flood and gets agreement, but Ea sympathises
      with man and warns Utnapishtim (the Babylonian "Noah") to build a
      boat.


      In the Enochian account four angels (Uriel, Raphael, Gabriel and
      Michael) hear the cry of man and then consult with Yahweh who
      proposes the flood and send Uriel to Noah to warn him to build an
      ark (1Enoch 9 & 10)

      Clearly the Enochian account rather than the Genesis account is the
      source of this portion of the Babylonian story.

      Moreover the Babylonian flood story is part of a much longer work
      called "The Epic of Gilgimesh" which records the expolits of its
      hero Gilgimesh in his failed search for eternal life.

      Now a previously lost book to the Book of Enoch found in only
      fragmentary form among the Dead Sea Scrolls (called the "Book of
      Giants") gives the names of some of the giants born to the Fallen
      angels, among them is a giant named "Gilgamesh".

      The Epic of Gilgamesh describes Gilgamesh as part man, part god:

      "When the gods created Gilgamesh they gave him a perfect body.
      Shamash the glorious sun endowed him with beauty, Adad the god of
      the storm endowed him with courage, the great gods made his beauty
      perfect, surpassing all others. Two thirds they made him god and
      one third man."

      In the Book of Enoch one of the fallen angels who fathers the giants
      is Shimsh'el (Sun of El).

      In the Epic of Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh has a companion known
      as "Enkidu, the wild man" while one of the Enochian fragments
      mentioning Gilgamesh has an unknown speaker [Enkidu?] say "the
      wild man they call [me]".

      These amazing connections between the Book of Enoch and the clay
      tablets of the Epic of Gilgamesh point to the great antiquity of the
      Book of Enoch. The material of this book stretches back long before
      the first century and provided some of the material that served
      as the basis for the pagan distortions of the Babylonian Epic of
      Gilgamesh.


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