On Friday, in the Ashmolean, I gazed at a Mesopotamian clay tablet dating to between 1900 and 1600 BC. It containins in Cuneiform writing part of the Epic of Gilgamesh. The Gilgamesh legend dates to before 3000 BC, and includes its own flood myth with some remarkable parallels with the story in the Old Testament. The tablet I was looking at predates the time that the Old Testament was first written down by more than 1,000 years.
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