In agreement with this, Erickson 75 Donald G. Chapter Five A basic comparison of the elements and characteristics of both accounts reveals that the similarities are artificial.
In the Babylonian text, Enuma Elish and the book of Genesis-which originated in the same part of the world-one finds two very different stories about the creation of man. Ea was involved in the creation of man.
This is one of the most striking aspects of the creation process of Genesis which is highlighted by the Babylonian myth that reveals the struggle between order and chaos that underlies the text in Genesis, so that the turbulent creation process needs to be followed by a period of rest.
However, the similarities that are significant are the beginning of creation from a watery chaos to its end in a period of rest.
Moreover, rather than seeing the Divine Being as being represented by various gods, they viewed him as a Supreme Being who has provided hope for man in his divine promises.
But the differences in the contents of the texts demonstrate that the authors of the biblical text were creative, and the content of Genesis a had an independent origin.