4 02 2014
Lessons from the Babylonian
Here’s a story on a cuneiform clay tablet story of the ark, a story that predates the biblical one. (Think on that. Nothing is new, is it?) Here’s the story itself.
But what caught my attention was this quote:
He believes the data on its exact dimensions, the two kinds of bitumen, and the precise amount of rope needed, are evidence not that the vessel once existed, but of a storyteller adding convincing details for an audience that knew all about boat-building.
Details have always been important to world-building and help the audience suspend disbelief, even 3700 years ago.