The first chapters of Genesis contain two creation stories: one that details the creation of the cosmos and one that describes the creation and initial sin of man. This article explores the differences between the two creation stories and compares them to the Babylonian Enuma Elish.
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When scholars talk about the "Historical Jesus," they are looking to separate myth from reality. Who was Jesus as a person? We have no first-hand primary sources like his diaries. All we have are documents written by believers - and sometimes, non-believers - that were written after his death. This article attempts to explain what we know - and can know - about Jesus the man.