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    What does King Gilgamesh of 2700 BCE have in common with Adolf Hitler, the Disciples of Jesus, and John Adams? Within the world’s first written story, “The Epic of Gilgamesh,” the epic hero, Gilgamesh, encounters the universal themes of temptation, fear of death, and friendship. These themes recur consistently throughout history in events such as World War II, the Life of Jesus Christ, and the companionship between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. The parallels between such varied time periods make

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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

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    Comparison and Contrast of Hebrew and Mesopotamian Flood Stories Both the story of “Noah and the Flood” in the book of Genesis in The Hebrew Bible and the flood story in The Epic of Gilgamesh detail a grand flood in which a man saved life from extinction by building an ark, earning fame and immortality in some form. The theme of completing this grand task for a moral purpose holds true to both stories, but the depiction and actions of the divine and mortal characters in the stories contain different

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    Job and Gilgamesh: A Comparison-Contrast Essay Although excerpts “From the Hebrew Bible: The Book of Job” and “From the Epic of Gilgamesh” may have resemblance in themes, characters, and suffering, these ancient texts hold a strong individuality in executing their story; such as how each lesson from these remarkable stories is interpreted, who influences Job and Gilgamesh’s choices throughout the works, and the broad reception to their seemingly endless suffering. A theme that is most prevalent

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    A Comparison of the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Hebrew Scriptures The Hebrew Flood story of Noah and his obligation to preserve man kind after God had punished all living creatures for their inequities parallels The Epic of Gilgamesh in several ways. Even though these two compilations are passed on orally at different times in history the similarities and differences invoke deliberation when these stories are compared. Numerous underlining themes are illustrated throughout each story. Humans are

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    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

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    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

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    The Odyssey and The Epic of Gilgamesh alike are epic poems about epic heroes. Both of these poems have a several of similarities and differences. The two writings were written with similar goals. These works of art are about journeys and the obstacles faced during an epic heroes voyage. While both of these poems have similar drives within the text there are also several variations. Although there are several resemblances and variances in the text itself, more specifically, there are multiple similarities

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    Throughout the famous “Epic of Gilgamesh, the king of an Ancient Sumerian city called Uruk portrays the burden of the flawed human nature that we all carry. Although Gilgamesh was two third divine and one-third human, his actions were very much alike of a human’s. He shared minimal characteristics with his mother the Ninsun, the cow goddess, such as bold physical structures and the strength of a wild bull with his mother, Ninsun, but the rest of him including his personality, ways of thinking, and

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    The Epic of Gilgamesh has been of interest to Christians ever since its discovery in the mid-nineteenth century in the ruins of the great library at Nineveh, with its account of a universal flood with significant parallels to the Flood of Noah's day (Keller 32). The theme in The Epic of Gilgamesh is death and mortality. The Epic was composed in the form of a poem. The main figure is Gilgamesh, who may have been a historical person. The Sumerian King List shows Gilgamesh in the first dynasty of Uruk

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