Compare The Epic Of Gilgamesh And Genesis

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The Epic of Gilgamesh and Genesis are both texts from Ancient Mesopotamia that tell the stories of the people on Earth, trials of kingship, and floods. Both were assumed to be written between 2100 B.C. and 1300 B.C., but we cannot be absolutely sure of the date or the author because there is no evidence to support the dates said. The Epic of Gilgamesh and Genesis were both historical books, focused on higher beings, with the intent of telling the stories of the people from that time period and teaching important morals in current days. Genesis, written in the Hebrew Bible, surrounded the idea on monotheism, the belief in one god, while The Epic of Gilgamesh surrounds the idea of polytheism, belief in multiple gods. In the Epic of Gilgamesh and Genesis, knowledge plays an extremely important role because it changes innocence to experience, it leads to characters’ deaths, and differentiates between being civilized and being civilized. The Epic of Gilgamesh and Genesis both show that knowledge is important because it changes innocence to experience. “And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking about in the garden in the evening breeze, and the human and his woman hid from the Lord God in the midst of the trees of the garden” (Genesis 3). When Adam and Eve partake of the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil, their innocence turned to experience as they felt fear for the first time and hid from God. Their experience, after it has come from innocence, shows that
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