Sumerian Plagiarism in the NT Part III

As promised another add-on on the plagiarism of the Sumerian Myths, this will be the last one
for this moment.

There is a piece of translated text called Dumuzid and Jetin-ana where it is explained how
a couple of demons from the underworld visit Inanna and trying to persuade her to visit the

This does reminds me of the story told were Jesus is fasting in the desert for 40 days and is then visited by the devil who tries to tempt him. For similarities the devil temptation is placed in the beginning of Jesus gospels, just as the Inanna story seems to happen before the real descent of Inanna story, of-course the devil represent the demons.

Mathew 4:1
Luke 4:1
Mark 1:13
John does not mention it

In the dream of Dumuzi there is a part that seems a bit out of place, it tells about a group
of ten men, 2 each from 5 cities that are hunting for Dumuzi, just like the demons. They are
only mentioned once and are not mentioned anywhere else. Maybe the authors tried a version to replace the demons with normal men and then two versions got mixed up? I don’t know, maybe.

But it is the vivid description of these 10 men that stands out:

“110-138 Those who come for the king are a motley crew, who know not food,
who know not drink, who eat no sprinkled flour, who drink no poured water,
who accept no pleasant gifts, who do not enjoy a wife’s embraces, who never kiss dear little children, who never chew sharp-tasting garlic, who eat no fish, who eat no leeks.”

At first I thought this couldn’t match with anything in the gospel, but then I remembered this:

Luke 17:11:

In here Jesus heals a group of 10 men with leprosy, beside the total men in the group, I had
to think about what leprosy causes to an infected person. It is a terrible disease.
In biblical times, leprosy was viewed as a curse from God, often connected with sin. It was not a lethal disease, but neither did it seem to cease. Instead, it remained for years, causing the skin tissues to degenerate and disfiguring the body.

Thinking about this, someone with leprosy cant eat or drink with their clawed fingers, they cant
hug or touch others because of the Jewish impurity laws . The author of Luke, reading the Dumuzi story could easily associate the group of 10 men with men having leprosy, hence the story in the gospel.

Another thing is were Jesus is being baptized by John the baptist, after being baptised by water
it is described that the holy spirit descended upon Jesus like a dove. When you know that Ishtar
an Akkadian version of Inanna is associated with doves you might realize that this scene is
depicting the resurrection of Inanna when the water of life was applied to her body.

The last thing to mention is the following part in the descent of Ishtar.

A bit hard to read but here is piece of the transscript

If you do not open the gate for me to come in,
I shall smash the door and shatter the bolt,
I shall smash the doorpost and overturn the doors,
I shall raise up the dead and they shall eat the living:
And the dead shall outnumber the living!

Which reminds my of the resurrection of the saints when Jesus died on the cross and showed themselves to their relatives (zombies?)

Mathew 27: 52-53:
52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

Ok the saints didnt ate anyone, or it wasnt mentioned, scary stuff, by the way, who where those saints anyway?

So this is the finale, maybe later I will post something about Cuneiform signs and Christian symbolism, quite funny.

Good to see you back. I am currently sniffing out the Odyssey for references to the post resurrection material from Ianna and I believe I have another clue that nreds more work. I think I have also found some indepedant references linking Homer to Sumerian literature. I will give this third offering a look soon.