University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: E.A. Speiser

Mesopotamian Motifs in the Early Chapters of Genesis

By: E.A. Speiser

Biblical history proper begins with the call to Abraham to leave his native country and set out for a destination that is to become the Promised Land. The event is recorded in Genesis 12. All that precedes, i.e. Gen. 1-11, is thus in a sense extra-biblical and, in more ways than one, prehistoric as well. […]