Alulim

Alulim was the first king of Eridu, and the first king of Sumer, according to the Sumerian King List, presumably making him the first recorded king in the world. Enki, the god of Eridu, or his mortal son Adapa, are said to have brought civilization to Sumer at this point, or just shortly before. The Sumerian King List has the following entry for Alulim: After the kingship descended from heaven, the kingship was in Eridug (Eridu). In Eridug, Alulim became king; he ruled for 28800 years. In a chart of antediluvian generations in Babylonian and Biblical traditions, Professor William Wolfgang Hallo associates Alulim with the composite half-man, half-fish counselor or culture hero (Apkallu) Uanna-Adapa (Oannes), and suggests an equivalence between Alulim and Enosh in the Sethite Genealogy given in Genesis chapter 5. Hallo notes that Alulim's name means "Stag". Shea poses historical Alulim (king of Eridu which may be biblical Eden) may be the same man as the biblical Adam. Hess elaborates there are three different ways the Hebrew word "adam" is used in Genesis. "Adam" can just mean the generic term for mankind in general, a male in particular, or as a title;

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