Monday, May 16, 2011

Is Genesis 1-11 a Derivation from Ancient Myths?

Frequently I hear folks say that Genesis 1-11 is not true history, that it came 'after the fact', and is a variation of 'histories' and 'stories' of other cultures that existed at or prior to the time of the writing of those Genesis chapters.

But, is that true?

Did Genesis build upon the stories of other cultures?

Or, was it the other way around and the other cultures built upon or were memories of the Genesis account that had been altered through the years as the other cultures told and retold their stories.

This is an important question and one which has a big place in the formation of a person's worldview.

There is an article that will provide important insight into the question. HERE'S THE LINK