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Fraudulant Attribution: Gilgamesh, Moses, the Apostle Matthew—and Ancient Authorship

The Epic of Gilgamesh began perhaps around 2500 BCE as stories told orally, and were not written down until perhaps 1200 BCE. The version we have (discovered by archeologists in Ashurbanipal’s Nineveh library) dates to 700 BCE. Nevertheless, it claims Gilgamesh himself … Continue reading

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Gilgamesh: A literary Pompeii

When we talk about reading the Epic of Gilgamesh today, we are talking about a version of the story discovered in 1872 at Nineveh, the city perhaps best known for its prominence in the Biblical book of Jonah, in the … Continue reading

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