Comparison Of The Bible In The Epic Of Gilgamesh

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Epic of Gilgamesh
In the Epic of Gilgamesh, the stories reminded me of the Holy Bible because many of their stories are similar. For instance, in the Holy Bible, it starts off with “In the beginning...Now, the serpent was more cunning...You shall not eat of every tree of the garden”. Which meant that there was a snake and it had tempted Eve into consuming a plant of the tree which God had specified that they should not eat to where they get banned out of the garden. As to in the Epic, it says “A snake smelled the fragrance...While going back it sloughed off its casing.”. Where the snake had stolen the plant of eternal life from Gilgamesh and consumed it. So, the comparison in between the two stories is the snake was the culprit of good will and luxury.
Another story that compares, is the first story of Jacob in the Holy Bible where Jacob had met an angel, and he had wrestled all night with the angel because he had prevailed unto God until he had popped his hip was out of joint, and the angel had touched his hip and asked him what his name was and renamed him Israel because of his perseverance and how he was unwilling to give up, so he prayed, and the angel blessed him there. Compared to the Epic where he (Gilgamesh) wrestles all night with Enkidu. To the point where neither of them had done more damage than the other Likewise, In the Holy Bible, it says “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his

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