Similarities Between Sumerian And Modern Society
illuminating.” There is noteworthy evidence to his contention that ancient Sumerians and modern man were strikingly similar philosophically, socially, and institutionally.
On a philosophical level, man has always searched for answers and questioned everything; Sumerians were no exception. From view on divine law, paradise, ethics, and wisdom, parallels can be made between the two societies. Though superficial differences such as religion affect these societies as a whole, similarities are, indeed, comparable.
Religion, itself, has served as a support system for nearly every civilization. To American society, Christianity has impacted the founding fathers in a way which shaped their understanding and beliefs of the world. To Sumer; a polytheistic relationship between gods and mankind. Nonetheless, divine law in itself has proven to be a great similarity. To the Christian faith, the Bible serves as its backbone. It is a recording of the world before Christ, and the world during and after the life of Jesus, the messiah. It serves as a manual for Christians to follow in order to gain entrance to heaven. In the Sumerian faith, however, it is the me’s, “the divine laws, rules, and regulations which, according to the Sumerian philosophers, governed the universe from the days of its creation and kept it going” (Kramer, pg. 95). Both documents, though different, regulated their practitioners and their practitioners “regulated” their societies.