Creation (Genesis)

Breetah or Creation is the real name of the Book of Genesis. The word comes to us from the scribal language of the Jewish people. This is the name of the first Book of the Scriptures in the Ancient Hebrew-Aramaic language.

Genesis 1-4 | 5-8 | 9-12 | 13-16 | 17-20 | 21-24 | 25-28 | 29-32 | 33-36 | 37-40 | 41-44 | 45-48 | 49-50

[Epic of Creation, British Museum]
Epic of Creation tablet 1500 BC, Ashurbanipal Library, British Museum, London

My translation of the Old Testament will utilize the cuneiform manuscripts discovered by archeologists in Mesopotamia in the late 19th Century AD. The Ashurai king Ashurbanipal, during his 7th Century BC reign out of Nineveh, sent out emissaries to the southern region, the land of Shin'ar (Sumer) and Chaldee (Babylonia) in search of the ancient epics such as the Epic of Creation, which included the story of Adam and Eve, the Epic of Gilgamesh, which included the story of Noah and the Flood. He had them translated in the modern Ashurit language of his day, however, the originals were three thousand years older but also in cuneiform. Interestingly the stories had been preserved essentially the same. Ironically, by the time of Jesus Christ, the Scriptures recorded during the Babylonian Captivity five centuries before had become so narrowly interpreted that the scribes and Pharisees failed to recognize Jesus as the Messiah prophesied by all those millennial religious records. Today, both Judaism and the Catholic Church have realized the contribution of the cuneiform tablets of the Ashurai to the understanding of the roots of the Bible. The archeologists Sir Henry Austen Layard and Hormuzd Rassam discovered the Ashurbanipal Library intact in Nineveh and crated the 50,000 tablets to the British Museum in London. They are the pride of the British Museum, together with the oldest Ancient Aramaic Old Testament which dates back to the 4th Century AD.


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