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Where was this story first told?

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    1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

    2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

    3 And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.

    4 God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness.

    5 God called the light "day," and the darkness he called "night." And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.

    In perusing the Internet in search of revelations concerning reincarnation, I stumbled across some curious debate about who originated the stories found in Genesis. The web link: suggested that the Sumerians told the story first. And supposedly, the Jewish version, Genesis was written much latter.

    The web Link: provides a time line to illustrate the time frame of the Sumerian culture. And the following link: provides a very brief overview of the Sumerian Age. It appears that the Sumerians were not monotheists. They had multiple gods and goddesses.

    Actually obtaining the entire Sumerian Creation Story does not appear to be easy, but the entire story was supposedly written on one tablet. The following link provides some of the story: .

    And then, in the Sumerian references there was another reference to the "Great Deluge".

    To me, it is interesting that almost every culture has its' own version of the story of the "Great Deluge". It does appear to be a world wide phenomenon.