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Legend of Adapa
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
The Mesopotamian myth of Adapa. Often compared to the biblical book of Genesis’ account of Adam because of its focus on the main character losing the opportunity to be immortal, food being involved, and a deceiver-like figure being mentioned.Adapa is depicted in the Mesopotamian myth as the first of the semi-divine sages (apkallu), who (in later versions of the myth) serves as a counselor to Alulim, the first antediluvian king in the Sumerian King List.
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Adapa, Story of
Adapa, Story of The Mesopotamian myth of Adapa. Often compared to the biblical book of Genesis’ account of Adam because of its focus on the main character losing the opportunity to be immortal, food being involved, and a deceiver-like figure being mentioned.Adapa is depicted in the Mesopotamian myth