I can't see how they could borrow from other cultures (stories or traditions) without being called out. The early Hebrew tribes often were called to task for falling away from their first love of their God. It seems like an incredible deception to suggest that this narrative too was borrowed somehow.
So literally for all of the recorded human history (and probably before recorded history) cultures (i.e. people & peoples) have borrowed and/or adopted stories or portions of stories from other cultures, but somehow the "Wandering Jews" were immune to adopting anything from any other culture.
Sure... that's completely believable.
>>> Note: The Jews DID NOT
"create" the Bible. The Jews created the "Hebrew Bible" (aka Tanakh). The book "we" know of as the "Bible" was created by "early christians" at the direction of the Emperor Constantine. <<<
I know it makes me a horrible and terrible person, but I recommend that everyone (especially christians
) read the bible, study the bible and study the creation/formation of the bible. Doing this helps one not say stupid or inaccurate things about the bible and thus undermine one's own opinion.
Sorry for being such a horrible person by giving that advice.