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Biblical And Gilgamesh Flood Comparison

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There are many different reason things occur. Comparing the Biblical flood to the Ancient Mesopotamian flood is one of those strange things that occurred. The Biblical flood was to destroy humankind because of their sinful ways. Mesopotamian flood was used to punish mankind for their actions. The two floods came from two different historic timing. The two floods have several similarities and differences.

The Biblical and Gilgamesh flood have several things they have in common. The hero’s characters in each story were righteous men. Noah represents a church. Noah and his family had spiritual beliefs and practices. Noah and his family listen to God. In both floods, God is punishing rebellious mankind. In the book of Genesis, God flood the earth because of humankind sinful ways. God instructed Noah, “12 God saw how corrupt the earth had become, for all the people on earth had corrupted their ways. 13 So God said to Noah, “I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth. 14 So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out. “(Genesis 6:9 12-14) Noah built an ark and him and his family would be saved from the flood. Utnapishtim name

meant finder of life. With the Gilgamesh flood, god Enlil told Utnapishtim in a dream to build a big boat. Him and his family would be saved from the flood also. Enlil was going to punish
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