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The Righteous Sufferer?

In the Ancient Mesopotamian poem, The Righteous Sufferer, there is an account of the misfortunes of a god-fearing man who had done nothing to deserve divine wrath. In spite of his piety, however, he was heavily afflicted. Confronted by such injustice, the man does not abandon his beliefs but instead turns to his god- MARDUK, lavishing praise on him. In the end, the man's prayers were answered...

Does this sound like the Biblical story of Job to you? Hmm...

 
IhartU

Asked by IhartU at 11:26 AM on Apr. 26, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • She is pointing out the fac that these stories and poems were written LONG before they occured in the Bible.  How can the Bible and Christianity be the absolute truth when the stories in it existed long before they were documented in Christianity?  It also shows that though there are many religions, they are more alike then many will admit to.

    anetrnlov

    Answer by anetrnlov at 11:57 AM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • yup.
    metalcowgirl34

    Answer by metalcowgirl34 at 11:27 AM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • It does.


     


    Thanks again for sharing all of this.

    anetrnlov

    Answer by anetrnlov at 11:27 AM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • WTF are you talking about!?!
    soonmommyof3

    Answer by soonmommyof3 at 11:27 AM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • This poem was written BEFORE the account of JOB in the Bible and all I'm saying is that the stories seem VERY much alike... take from it what you like.
    IhartU

    Answer by IhartU at 11:29 AM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • Where are you getting all this?? I want to do some research! lol! Please let us know!
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:30 AM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • A lot of the stories in the Bible were written many, many years after the events actually took place. How do you know that these aren't the same stories but the names are just different depending on translations?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:32 AM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • Even if it is the same people and stories- the fact remains that the Bible writers CHANGED names and events and didn't give credit where credit was due.
    IhartU

    Answer by IhartU at 11:37 AM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • BINGO - And if there were CHANGED they aren't fact anymore. And if they aren't FACT then why should they be believed? How much really was changed? We'll never know.
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:46 AM on Apr. 26, 2009

  • I see that the OP is pulling up info of stories that match those in the Bible, just with different names, I don't see how that changes all THAT much. The message and God's role in it all (no matter which name He's being called by) is the same in all of these stories and that does not make them any less credible or amazing or inspiring.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:53 AM on Apr. 26, 2009

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