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    3,000-year-old tablet describing Noah's Ark tale could be 'earliest ever example of fake news

    3,000-year-old tablet describing Babylonian Noah'''s Ark tale could be '''earliest ever example of fake news,''' scholar says | Fox News

    A scholar at the University of Cambridge in the U.K. has suggested that the "earliest ever example of fake news" exists in a 3,000-year-old Babylonian tablet that describes the story of Noah and the Ark, widely believed to be the inspiration for the Biblical story.

    Researcher Martin Worthington notes that nine lines in the clay tablets that tell the story of the Gilgamesh Flood can be understood in several different ways, thanks to deceitful language from the Babylonian god called Ea, whom he believes was motivated by self-interest.
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    The story of Noah, the flood & the Ark was handed down from early Mesopotamian folk tales from a part of the world where cataclysmic floods were not uncommon. The earliest known fake news?
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    Re: 3,000-year-old tablet describing Noah's Ark tale could be 'earliest ever example of fake news

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    3,000-year-old tablet describing Babylonian Noah'''s Ark tale could be '''earliest ever example of fake news,''' scholar says | Fox News

    A scholar at the University of Cambridge in the U.K. has suggested that the "earliest ever example of fake news" exists in a 3,000-year-old Babylonian tablet that describes the story of Noah and the Ark, widely believed to be the inspiration for the Biblical story.

    Researcher Martin Worthington notes that nine lines in the clay tablets that tell the story of the Gilgamesh Flood can be understood in several different ways, thanks to deceitful language from the Babylonian god called Ea, whom he believes was motivated by self-interest.
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    The story of Noah, the flood & the Ark was handed down from early Mesopotamian folk tales from a part of the world where cataclysmic floods were not uncommon. The earliest known fake news?
    Fake news such as things being caused by (attributed to?) 'acts of God' still abound.

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    Re: 3,000-year-old tablet describing Noah's Ark tale could be 'earliest ever example of fake news

    Thread reminded me of this gem:

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    Re: 3,000-year-old tablet describing Noah's Ark tale could be 'earliest ever example of fake news

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    3,000-year-old tablet describing Babylonian Noah'''s Ark tale could be '''earliest ever example of fake news,''' scholar says | Fox News

    A scholar at the University of Cambridge in the U.K. has suggested that the "earliest ever example of fake news" exists in a 3,000-year-old Babylonian tablet that describes the story of Noah and the Ark, widely believed to be the inspiration for the Biblical story.

    Researcher Martin Worthington notes that nine lines in the clay tablets that tell the story of the Gilgamesh Flood can be understood in several different ways, thanks to deceitful language from the Babylonian god called Ea, whom he believes was motivated by self-interest.
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    The story of Noah, the flood & the Ark was handed down from early Mesopotamian folk tales from a part of the world where cataclysmic floods were not uncommon. The earliest known fake news?
    The epic of gilgamesh was indeed a propaganda piece but it is quite different from Noah’s story. Gilgamesh predates Noah so it cant have been Noah’s story based on the text and chronology. Its more likely Noah’s story borrowed some aspects of Gilgamesh but it is patently false to say the ancient Mesopotamians were describing the flood myth of Noah. Unless im misreading your post which is possible
    Last edited by bomberfox; 11-26-19 at 05:49 PM.

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