Was the Story of God’s Prophet Job Narrated by the Sumerians Before it Even Occurred?!
There are indications that the stories of the Sumerians are nothing but metaphysical stories and reports of real stories that were to occur after the Sumerians and during the course of the divine religion.
Anyone who has read the Sumerian clay tablets is able to see that they talk about prophets and messengers who came in an era after Sumerian civilization. An example of this is the tablet that mentions the story of the prophet Job pbuh before he was even born, and before his story was recorded in the Torah and the Quran.
All the tablets and fragments on which our Sumerian essay is inscribed date back more than a thousand years before the compilation of the Book of Job (Kramer 1981, 112).
These are excerpts from the story of Job, as recorded in the Sumerian tablets long before Job was even born:
“I, the wise, why am I bound to the ignorant youths?
I, the discerning, why am I counted among the ignorant?
Food is all about, yet my food is hunger,
On the day shares were allotted to all, my allotted share was suffering.
“My god, (I would stand) before you,
Would speak to you, . . . , my word is a groan,
I would tell you about it, would bemoan the bitterness of my path,
(Would bewail) the confusion of . . .
“Lo, let not my mother who bore me cease my lament before you.
Let not my sister utter the happy song and chant.
Let her utter tearfully my misfortunes before you,
Let my wife voice mournfully my suffering.
Let the expert singer bemoan my bitter fate…
“Tears, lament, anguish, and depression are lodged within me,
Suffering overwhelms me like one chosen for nothing but tears,…
Malignant sickness bathes my body. . .
“My god, you who are my father who begot me, lift up my face…
How long will you neglect me, leave me unprotected?. . .
How long will you leave me unguided?
“They say—valiant sages—a word righteous and straightforward:
‘Never has a sinless child been born to its mother,
. . . a sinless youth has not existed from of old . . .’”
The man—his god harkened to his bitter tears and weeping,
The young man—his lamentation and wailing soothed the heart of his god . . .
The encompassing sickness-demon, which had spread wide its wings, he swept away.
The (disease) which had smitten him like a . . . , he dissipated,
The evil fate which had been decreed for him in accordance
with his sentence, he turned aside,
He turned the man’s suffering into joy, . . .(Kramer 1981, 113-14).