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  • The Biblical Flood of Genesis Based Upon the Flood of the Epic of Gilgamesh

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    Biblical Flood Based Upon the Flood of Gilgamesh       In the middle of the nineteenth century, archaeologists unearthed twelve clay tablets. Around the turn of the twentieth century, archaeologists finally managed to decipher the tablets written in Akkadian, the language of ancient royalty and diplomacy. The tablets tell of the story of Gilgamesh. (1) The eleventh tablet tells that Gilgamesh, in his quest for immortality set out on a long journey to look for his ancestor, Utnapishtim

  • Biblical Flood Story Vs. Gilgamesh Flood

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    Biblical Flood Story versus Gilgamesh Flood Story The Biblical Flood story and the Gilgamesh Flood story include similarities and differences. There are two versions we know of the flood story in Babylonian literature, and both have different hero’s in each, although the cause of each flood is different. I will prove that I understand the task at hand by reading both of the stories, and taking it apart piece by piece to understand it in a whole. By doing this, I am able to know what I am reading

  • Is the Gilgamesh Flood the Basis of the Biblical Flood in the Book of Genesis?

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    Is the Gilgamesh Flood the Basis of the Biblical Flood?         Genesis of the Old Testament records a worldwide Flood early on in the history of human civilization. Tablet 11of the Sumero-Babylonian version of the epic of Gilgamesh also records a total Flood of the entire earth very early in mankind’s development. Let’s examine the two to determine if one could be the basis for the other.   Nels M. Bailkey in Readings in Ancient History: Thought and Experience from Gilganesh to St

  • Comparing The Epic Of Gilgamesh And The Flood

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    The Epic of Gilgamesh tells the tale of Gilgamesh, the demigod king of Uruk, and his epic quest to find eternal life, after his best friend, Enkidu, dies. On this journey, Gilgamesh seeks the help of Utnapishtim, who tells his story about the flood he survived. This flood story is extremely similar to the one told in the Bible. After breaking down both stories and looking especially at the reasons for the flood, amount of destruction, and the way to find land after, it becomes apparent that ideas

  • Contrast of “Gilgamesh” and “The Flood”

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    Foster’s and Stephen Mitchell’s translation “Gilgamesh,” to the Robert Altar’s translation “The Flood,” each story has a very different emphasis and draws a different moral. The emphasis of “Gilgamesh,” becoming eternal and what steps can be taken to receive it. However, the emphasis of “The Flood” is true righteousness will give a prolonged life. The different emphasis of each story causes the moral of each story to be different. For instance, “Gilgamesh” teaches; not doing what is advised will cause

  • Flood, Atrahasis Flood And The Epic Of Gilgamesh Flood

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    Throughout the Genesis Flood, Atrahasis Flood and the Epic of Gilgamesh flood, there are many different ways to interpret the different views of The Flood. These different narratives in these stories have their own explanation on how this myth took place and the different beliefs that occurred during this flood. The way you portray each narrative is based on what exactly your beliefs are. When comparing the Genesis Flood narrative to that of the Gilgamesh Flood narrative, there are many similar

  • Biblical And Gilgamesh Flood Comparison

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    Flood Gates 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

  • Biblical And Gilgamesh Flood Comparison

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    Flood Gates There are many different reasons 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

  • Flood Vs Gilgamesh

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    earth? Based on The Epic of Gilgamesh and The Story of the Flood, there were main characters. Noah, Gilgamesh, and Utnapishtim. In Genesis, (The Story of the Flood), Noah was told to build an Ark due to God being frustrated and upset. This madness lead to a flood. This same concept goes for The Epic of Gilgamesh. It was about a god that survived a flood and told Gilgamesh about it. Based on The Epic of Gilgamesh it talks about a god that survived a flood and told Gilgamesh about it. This story is

  • Flood Myth in the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Biblical Flood Myth of Genesis

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    The Flood in the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Flood of Genesis       The Biblical book, Genesis, of the Old Testament contains an account of an historic Flood which has never been equaled in intensity. Tablet 11of the Sumero-Babylonian version of the epic of Gilgamesh also records a Flood quite expansive and quite devastating. Are they a record of the same event?   E.A. Budge states in Babylonian Story of the Deluge and the Epic of Gilgamesh that the narration of the Flood in Sumero-Babylonian

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