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A. Ruled for 28,000 years.
B. Ruled over Eridu (Mesopotamia).
A. Alulim’s heir.
B. Ruled for 36,000 years.
C. A demigod like his father.
III. Climate and weather
A. 11,000 BC
- Regular rain.
- Ice caps build up.
- Oceans lowered.
B. Between 11,000 and 6,000 BC
- Ice caps melt.
- Oceans rose.
C. 6000 BC
- Rains only during winter.
- Too much water only once a year.
- Ground dried hard.
- People only had reeds and mud.
- Plain in the north of Britain was watered by the four rivers in Genesis:
IV. Materials for shelter
A. Dried Mud
A. Sumerian language
- Words were mostly one syllable.
- Some two syllables.
A. Language: Semitic
- Like Hebrew or Arabic.
- Sumerian is Semitic.
- From the south and west of Mesopotamian plain.
- Settled with Sumerians.
- Lent them words—names of farming techniques.
- Learned these skills from Europe.
- Brought skills with them:
VII. Village life
B. More babies
- Left their overpopulated villages.
- They traveled elsewhere.
- Had their farming skills with them.
- Taught these skills to others.
VIII. Beginning of Civilization
- Life became so complicated.
- They needed a king to sort these problems out.
- To make sure that no one seizes too much food or water.
- Careful management is needed to survive.
A. A shepherd.
B. “The Wooing of Inanna”
- Dumuzi—a shepherd, king, and had the blood of gods.
- Inanna finds Dumuzi unworthy.
- She objects to marrying Dumuzi; she wants to marry the farmer.
- The two families argued.
- Dumuzi wins by offering her fresh milk with cream.
- ‘He plowed her damp field,’ as a suggestion from her.
C. Connection with reality
- Herdsman and farmers needed each other.
- City dwellers and herdsmen scoffed and poked fun of each other.