The Bible’s “Song of Songs” vs. T.S. Eliot’s “The Wasteland”

(Originally written November 25, 2009) In contrasting Song of Songs in the Bible to T.S. Eliot’s poem The Wasteland, the nature of desire or passion and its difference from love will be considered in an ancient-versus-modern setting. It may be quite a surprise to many when reading the ancient text Song of Songs, that the strong language and heady … Continue reading The Bible’s “Song of Songs” vs. T.S. Eliot’s “The Wasteland”

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Sin and Redemption in the Bible and The Epic of Gilgamesh

This post assumes the reader is familiar with The Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the earliest writings archeologists have to date. It is an ancient Sumerian epic poem and mythological account, with some fascinating similarities to the Bible. This post compares The Epic of Gilgamesh to the Biblical story of creation (Genesis 1-2). Neither account … Continue reading Sin and Redemption in the Bible and The Epic of Gilgamesh