Adam wasn’t the only human created from the ground, according to another ancient Middle Eastern story: Epic of Gilgamesh. In this story from what is now Iraq in the 1700s BC the earth goddess Aruru made a man named Enkidu from clay. Wild animals raised him, as the story goes. A Visual Walk Through Genesis, page 28.
NaTasha L. Howard
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