And if they heard it, and they were simply rehashing an old, very popular tale, what does that say about the Bible?
Question: "Did the Bible copy some of its stories from other religious myths and legends?
" Answer: There are many stories in the Bible that have remarkable similarities with stories from other religions, legends, and myths.
Religious texts (also known as scripture, or scriptures, from the Latin scriptura, meaning "a writing") are texts which religious traditions consider to be central to their religious practice or set of beliefs.
Religious texts may be used to provide meaning and purpose, evoke a deeper connection with the divine, convey religious truths, promote religious experience, foster communal identity, and guide individual and communal religious practice.
Religious texts often communicate the practices or values of a religious traditions and can be looked to as a set of guiding principles which dictate physical, mental, spiritual, or historical elements considered important to a specific religion.
The terms 'sacred' text and 'religious' text are not necessarily interchangeable in that some religious texts are believed to be sacred because of their nature as divinely or supernaturally revealed or inspired, whereas some religious texts are simply narratives pertaining to the general themes, practices, or important figures of the specific religion, and not necessarily considered sacred.
And Sargon lived about 800 years before Moses was born.
So the Moses baby-sent-down-the-river-only-to-be-rescued-and-adopted story must have been borrowed from Sargon, right?
Then consider that the first story (Gilgamesh) came from Babylon — hundreds of years before the Bible was even written.