The similarities between ancient Sumerian and Hebrew texts are...
There are strong similarities between the ancient Sumerian
and Hebrew myths.
Sumerian Reconstructionists hear all the time that there are
biblical connections with some Sumerian myths and practices. For some these
connections with the bible's ancient past are what brought them to Sumerian
Commonly Christians argue that these myths simply show that
the myths been twisted time by pagans, and that the biblical versions are the
original unaltered truth. Texts in the bible telling who wrote it and where
they came from tell another story. These biblical texts are backed up by
historical records and Scientific dating that tells that the biblical stories
were indeed written later.
There are similarities that can be drawn between any two
myths. Some of these are relevant and some of them are not. A single
unqualified similarity does not mean that there is a connection. When two myths
come from the same area there will usually be some awareness of an older myth
by the people who profess the newer myth.
These similarities are there, but the fact that there is a
similarity does not mean that the myths speak of a universal truth. What may be
true for the ancient Israelites and the Sumerians or the Akkadians might not be
true of the ancient people of India for example. It is important to know the similarities are
Three modern translations of ancient Sumerian text:
The Enuma Elish (The Epic of Creation) translated by L. W. King 
The Babylonian creation saga. Adapa and the food of Life. Translated by R. W. Rogers 
The Epic of Gilgamish by R. Campbell Thompson 
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