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 The antediluvian patriarchs and the Sumerian King List
The antediluvian patriarchs and the Sumerian King List
The Sumerian list assigns an average reign duration of 30,150 years, with a total duration for the period of 241,200 years, compared to an average age of the biblical patriarchs of 858 years and a sum of 8575 years for their full lives.
List of the duration of the Antediluvian Sumerian reigns.
www.answersingenesis.org /tj/v12/i3/sumerian.asp   (8265 words)

 Sumerian Gods and Goddesses - Crystalinks
In Sumerian mythology and later for Assyrians and Babylonians, Anu was a sky-god, the god of heaven, lord of constellations, king of gods, spirits and demons, and dwelt in the highest heavenly regions.
In Sumerian mythology, Ninhursag (or Ki) was the earth and mother-goddess she usually appears as the sister of Enlil.
king of the Apsu or "the deep." The Apsu was figured as the abyss of water beneath the earth, and since the gathering place of the dead, known as Aralu, was situated near the confines of the Apsu, he was also designated as En-Ki, i.e.
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 Sumerian History
The Sumerian language is generally regarded as a language isolate in linguistics because it belongs to no known language family; Akkadian belongs to the Afro-Asiatic languages.
The first name on the List whose historical existence is attested archaeologically is that of Enmebaragesi of Kish, said to have conquered Elam and built the temple of Enlil in Nippur.
In one scene, the king stands in his chariot with a curved weapon in his right hand, formed of three bars of metal bound together by rings, while his kilted followers, with helmets on their heads and lances in their hands, march behind him.
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 The Sumerian King List
This list was inscribed during the reign of Damiqilishu of Isin (1816-1794 BCE).
It presumed to be a list of kings from the beginning of history—when kingship was first handed down from Heaven.
The Sumerian King List is a mixture of fact and fantasy, including many historical kings confirmed by archaeology, but omitting others, and listing some contemporaneous dynasties as if they followed each other.
www.jameswbell.com /a002kinglist.html   (1609 words)

 c. The Sumerians and the Akkadians. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History
The Sumerian King List names eight antediluvian kings who reigned for tens of thousands of years, but it is not known if these names have any historical basis.
According to the King List, “kingship” (namlugal) then passed to the 1st Dynasty of Uruk, which included Enmerkar, Lugalbanda, and Gilgamesh, heroes of epic tradition, and finally to the 1st Dynasty of Ur.
The King Lists record eleven more dynasties before Sargon of Akkad, but, except for the 3rd dynasty of Uruk, little is known of them, and many were probably contemporaneous.
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 Sumerian King List
Sumerian King List: list of rulers of ancient Sumer, used as a framework for the study of Mesopotamian chronology.
Irgigi was king, Nanum was king, Imi was king, Elulu was king; those four kings ruled 3 years.
A total of N kings ruled for 125+n years; six dynasties of [...]a.
www.livius.org /k/kinglist/sumerian.html   (1300 words)

 Sumerian King List
The Sumerian King List is an ancient list of Mesopotamian rulers: their names, their seat of power and the length of their reigns.
The list is of special interest to the biblical archaeological community, particularly because of its antediluvian (pre-flood) portion.
The average reign of the antediluvian king in the Sumerian King List was 30,150 years.
www.allaboutarchaeology.org /sumerian-king-list-faq.htm   (309 words)

 The Imprint of Immortality
Sumerians held the belief that writing would bring renown and assure immortality, and used the same word, mu, to signify both “name” and “fame.” By creating inscriptions and documenting their feats, Sumerian kings attempted to establish mu dari, or an “eternal name,” for themselves.
The Sumerian king list, a chronology of dynasties of Mesopotamian kings, is an example of such a document.
Modern decipherment of Sumerian was aided by an 1854 rediscovery of a trove of literature in a ruined library at Nineveh, on the east bank of the Tigris river.
www.neh.gov /news/humanities/2002-09/gilgamesh.html   (2013 words)

 Sumerian Mythology FAQ
In addition, there is evidence of the Sumerians in the area both prior to the Uruk period and after the Ur III Dynastic period, but relatively little is known about the former age and the latter time period is most heavily dominated by the Babylonians.
One of the earlier kings in Kish was Etana who "stabilized all the lands" securing the First Dynasty of Kish and establishing rule over Sumer and some of its neighbors.
Following three other kings, including another Dumuzi, the famous Gilgamesh took the throne of Erech around 2600 BCE and became in volved in a power struggle for the region with the Kish Dynasts and with Mesannepadda, the founder of the Dynasty of Ur.
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 The Sumerian King List - www.GatewaysToBabylon.com
In the Sumerian King List, before the flood referred to protohistoric time, and after the flood to fully historic time.
The antediluvian part of the Sumerian King List has often been equated with the early Dynastic I period, the only source of information for this period.
Inscriptions from the early Dynastic Period have shown the Sumerian King List to be incomplete.
www.gatewaystobabylon.com /introduction/sumer_kinglist.htm   (3849 words)

 Creationism and Baraminology Research News: The Sumerian King List
One of the more interesting ancient documents is the Sumerian King List, which includes a section on kings who lived before the flood.
Interestingly, there are the same number of kings in this list as there are generations in the Genesis 5 list (the Sumerian list doesn't include the "first man" nor the flood hero, so we aren't including Adam or Noah in the count).
The "numeric total" for the Sumerian list is the total that the Sumerian list has, and the "numeric total" for the Genesis list is a rounded total of the exact (not rounded) ages of the kings.
baraminology.blogspot.com /2007/07/sumerian-king-list.html   (783 words)

 Sumerian King List
The Sumerian King List was first compiled by Sumerian scribes circa 2100 B.C. Although the list is an invaluable historical resource, it does suffer from issues regarding dating as many early rulers were attributed reigns of extraordinary lengths, such as 36,000 years.
This list is an attempt to list rulers of the various city-states with verified dates.
Igigi, the king; Nanum, the king; Imi, the king; Elulu, the king - the four of them were kings reigned 3 years.
www.sarissa.org /sumer/kinglist.php   (802 words)

 12. Sumerian Kinglist   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Probably are the oldest lists composed in the 22nd century BCE but that is far from proven, many centuries after the times they refer to, but the date is far from proven because there are many of them even composed in earlier and in latter centuries during the Babylonian ages.
The early Sumerian king list names eight kings with a total of 241,200 years from the time when "the kingship was lowered from heaven" to the time when "the Flood" swept over the land and once more "the kingship was lowered from heaven" after the Flood.
The Kings of the fourth (the last) dynasty of Kic were so far degenerated from their ancestors, the Sons of Gods, that the Akkadians (Sargon I) could conquer them and established a new empire called the Akkadian period.
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 Antediluvian King Lists
It is generally held that the Antediluvian king list is reflected in Genesis 5, which lists the 10 patriarchs from Adam to Noah, all living from 365 years (Enoch) to 969 years (Methuselah), altogether 8,575 years.
It is possible that the 222,600 years of the king list reflects a more realistic understanding of the huge span of time from Creation to the Flood, and the lengths of the dynasties involved.
Sumerian King List: There seems to be a number of parallels between the Sumerian King list and the geneaologies of Genesis 5.
www.b17.com /family/lwp/things/antediluvian_king_lists.html   (476 words)

 The Sumerian King list   (Site not responding. Last check: )
L1+N1, P2+L2 have instead: under whom Unug was built), became king; he ruled for 420 (ms.
In Agade, Sargon, whose father was a gardener, the cupbearer of Ur- Zababa, became king, the king of Agade, who built Agade (ms.
Su3+Su4 has instead: land) of Gutium, at first no king was famous; they were their own kings and ruled thus for 3 years (ms.
www.earth-history.com /Sumer/sumer-sumer-kinglist.htm   (1927 words)

 How old was Noah and Methuselah?
Noah was a Sumerian king of Shuruppak during the Jemdet Nasr period which ended with the river flood of 2900 BC.
The Sumerian king list numbers were mistranslated by an ancient scribe, just as the Genesis 5 numbers were mistranslated by another ancient scribe.
The numbers in the Sumerian king lists were also mistranslated by an ancient scribe who confused the archaic sign for year with the cuneiform sign for 3600.
www.noahs-ark-flood.com /ages.htm   (1169 words)

 The Sumerian king list
IB, S, Su1, Su3+Su4 list the 3rd and 4th dynasty of Kic of ll.
A total of 3 kings ruled for 356 years, once in Awan.
A total of 1 king ruled for 420 years, once in Hamazi.
www.piney.com /BabKingList.html   (1473 words)

 Akkad and the Akkadians of Mesopotamia (Ancient Akkad)
Enheduanna must have been a very gifted woman; two Sumerian hymns by her have been preserved, and she is also said to have been instrumental in starting a collection of songs dedicated to the temples of Babylonia.Sargon died at a very old age.
After the first kings of the dynasty had borne the title of king of Kish, Naram-Sin assumed the title "king of the four quarters of the earth"--that is, of the universe.
At the very least it must be acknowledged that, in relation to his city and his subjects, the king saw himself in the role played by the local divinity as protector of the city and guarantor of its well-being.
history-world.org /akkadians.htm   (2270 words)

 IBSS - History - Sumerian
The Sumerians were the oldest known civilization with city-states, fortified towns and the development of writing called cuneiform which is Latin for "wedge-shaped forms." Sumerian language is different from all other languages.
Also the Sumerian King List is similar to the genealogies of Genesis 5.
With the decline of Sumerian, Akkadian became the lingal franca in the second millennium BC until the time of the Persians when Aramaic was the official language.
www.bibleandscience.com /history/sumerians.htm   (613 words)

 Flood -- The Lists of Antediluvian Kings: A Coded Document by Patrice Guinard
The ancient Sumerian system of numeration was sexagesimal (based on 60), which gave rise to our division of the hour into 60 minutes and of the circle into 360 degrees.
Hence the list of antediluvian kings of the Isin Dynasty is an encoding of astronomical data concerning the various lunar periods.
In the second chronology all the durations of reign are divisible by 3600, and the overlap with the first list is obvious: in the latter, four cities ruled by ten kings; in the former, five cities ruled by eight kings.
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Archaeological evidence indicates that many of the kings mentioned in the latter part of the King List were real people.
One of the kings mentioned about one-third of the way through the list is Gilgamesh, about whom a lengthy epic was written.
The Sumerians had various systems of counting, some of which are still not fully understood.
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 Is there any confirmation of Biblical events from written sources outside the Bible? - ChristianAnswers.Net
The Sumerian King List (pictured here), for example, lists kings who reigned for long periods of time.
Fall of Samaria (2 Kings 17:3-6, 24; 18:9-11) to Sargon II, king of Assyria, as recorded on his palace walls.
Campaign of the Assyrian king Sennacherib against Judah (2 Kings 18:13-16), as recorded on the Taylor Prism.
www.christiananswers.net /q-abr/abr-a009.html   (689 words)

 Literary and other historical sources
One group of versions of the king list has adopted the tradition of the Sumerian Flood story, according to which Kish was the first seat of kingship after the Flood, whereas five dynasties of primeval kings ruled before the Flood in Eridu, Bad-tibira, Larak, Sippar, and Shuruppak.
These kings all allegedly ruled for multiples of 3,600 years (the maximum being 64,800 or, according to one variant, 72,000 years).
The list lacks all mention of a dynasty as important as the 1st dynasty of Lagash (from King Ur-Nanshe to UruKAgina) and appears to retain no memory of the archaic florescence of Uruk at the beginning of the 3rd millennium BC.
www.angelfire.com /nt/Gilgamesh/sumlit.html   (1021 words)

 A New Approach to Earth History » Flood texts from Mesopotamia
And the kings who first ruled Sumer were not the antediluvian kings mentioned at the beginning of the list but the dynasties of Uruk and Kish, which appear in the list immediately after the flood.
The flood of the SKL was an event which took place in historical times and interrupted the sequence of Sumerian kings.
Ziusudra, a godly priest-king of the city of Shuruppak, son of the SKL’s Ubartutu, is the Sumerian equivalent of Noah, being warned in a dream that An and Enlil are determined to destroy ‘the seed of mankind’ in a flood.
www.earthhistory.org.uk /genesis-6-11-and-other-texts/flood-texts-from-mesopotamia   (2049 words)

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A similar list is found in the beginning of a world-chronicle in the library of Assurbanipal (seventh century BC).
The Sumerian heroes of each period are twofold--a king AND a sage--instead of a single leadership figure as in the OT.
The similarities between the 7th king and Enoch, "seventh from Adam" are striking and suggestive.
www.christian-thinktank.com /sumerq.html   (1236 words)

 Mesopotamia: Notes
The Sumerian King List, a surviving list of the cities and rulers of earliest Mesopotamia (Somewhat mythical, especially in its earlier sections) begins, "When KINGSHIP first descended from heaven..."
UR: evidence of a great flood found here by the archeologist Leonard Wooley in the 1920's; but it too is older than Noah by some considerable number of centuries.
-UR-NAMMU of UR, Sumerian King (2113-2096) a code of laws attributed to him survives; one of the oldest Sumerian law codes extant.
www.csun.edu /~hcfll004/150mesop.html   (468 words)

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