Dating of the flood Kannadasexphotos
Even secular scholars have recognized the parallels between the Babylonian, Phoenician, and Hebrew accounts, although not all are willing to label the connections as anything more than shared mythology.
The stories that were discovered on cuneiform tablets, which comprise some of the earliest surviving writing, have obvious similarities.
Cuneiform writing was invented by the Sumerians and carried on by the Akkadians.
Babylonian and Assyrian are two dialects of the Akkadian, and both contain a flood account.
by Dr John Osgood The question as to exactly when Noah’s Flood occurred has seen a variety of different answers from scholars through the years.
Seeing that the earth was corrupt and filled with violence, God instructed Noah to build an ark in which he, his sons, and their wives, together with male and female of all living creatures, would be saved from the waters.
Noah entered the ark in his six hundredth year, and on the 17th day of the 2nd month of that year "the fountains of the Great Deep burst apart and the floodgates of heaven broke open" and rain fell for forty days and forty nights until the highest mountains were covered 15 cubits, and all life perished except Noah and those with him in the ark. and the waters subsided" until the ark rested on the mountains of Ararat.
For example, the names of its characters and its geography - Adam ("Man") and Eve ("Life"), the Land of Nod ("Wandering"), and so on - are symbolic rather than real, and much of the narratives consist of lists of "firsts" - the first murder, the first wine, the first empire-builder.
on the other hand the Yahwist source has been dated by others, notably John Van Seters, to the exilic pre-Persian period (the 6th century BCE) precisely because the Primeval History contains so much Babylonian influence in the form of myth.