Mr. Wright eng2de comparison of Babylonian and Noahic flood Stories Comparing the stories



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To liberal Christians, the flood story in Genesis were mainly written by three unknown authors:



"Jused Yahweh as the name of God, and wrote circa 848 BCE to 722 BCE in the southern kingdom of Judah. 



"P" a priest who lived much later, sometime before 587 BCE.



"R", an unknown redactor, who joined the writings of J and P and two other writers together. He added only one sentence to the flood story.

The story is a legend with spiritual significance. However there was no actual worldwide flood. The story is a myth, derived largely from the earlier Babylonian account. It was picked up by the ancient Israelites as an oral tradition and later written down by J and P.





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