Divine Gods In Gilgamesh

733 Words3 Pages
Talia Barreira
DWC 101-0001
14 September, 2017
The Divine Humanity Though God(s) are thought of as innocent and fair, does that mean that they always behave that way? Flood stories are a common practice in writing for many cultures; they are used for the destruction of mankind and a taught lesson to those in humanity. In the Bible it is shown the wickedness of mankind heart verse the obnoxious disaster the people in the story of Gilgamesh had created, which nevertheless lead to the floods. Not knowing what the outcome would lead to, the enthusiastic men who are a major part of the stories went for this long journey. It is also shown the God of the Bible who is sorrowful for the men he has created verse the Gods who are angry with their dwellers.

Before the floods occurred the Gods had to make a decision regarding their people; what was their punishment for their crimes going to be? The Bible expresses God's sadness for his people. He is lost for words at how they think and react to his presence. As emphasized, “The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually” (Gen 6. 5). In Gilgamesh the Gods are not saddened by their dwellers like The Lord, instead they were angry at the catastrophic lifestyle the people were living. In both cases though, the Gods were put through enough and came to the conclusion of the floods; with teaching the lesson of respect and honor while also
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