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  • Gilgamesh The Story Of The Flood
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    In the Epic of Gilgamesh, Gilgamesh's best friend Enkidu is killed and therefore causes him to be afraid of death. Gilgamesh now that he is afraid of death wants to achieve immortal life so he will not have to face death (34). Gilgamesh travels far and longs to find the man who was granted everlasting life, and ask him how he did indeed receive everlasting life. Throughout his journey he is told time after time that he will not find everlasting life, so when he finally arrives at Utnapishtim, he...
  • Gilgamesh Of The Great Flood
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    In The Epic of Gilgamesh there is a being called Gilgamesh who is almost perfect. He is two-thirds god and one-third man. He is mortal, but walks equal with the gods of Mesopotamia. Gilgamesh had unintentionally won the heart of Ishtar, the goddess of love, but he rejected her love and in turn Ishtar wanted revenge. So she struck ill Gilgamesh's friend Enkidu out of anger for her unreturned love. Gilgamesh was upset that his actions had caused his friend pain. Enkidu died in shame and that only ...
  • Story Of Noah's Flood When The Tablets
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    Gilgamesh tells the story of Noah's Flood When the tablets were found of the story of Gilgamesh by Mr. Rawls on, he did not have any idea what he was looking at, but he knew that it was old and valuable for History. George Smith on the other hand was fascinated by the tablets and he began to study the writing on them. Mr. Smith found out that he could read parts of the language on the tablets and began to translate as much as he could of these tablets. While he was translating the Tablet 11, he ...
  • Forty Days And Forty Nights Of Rain
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    The amazing stories of the great flood that are described in, The Epic of Gilgamesh which is translated by N.K. Sandals and "The Story of the Flood" which is the King James version, both stories similarly. Many of the events of each story are very similar in ways and very different in some of them. From reading both stories I concluded that there was a huge flood that took place in that area of the world. Even though the way both stories describe the flood; The Epic of Gilgamesh is more imaginab...
  • Epics Of Gilgamesh And Genesis
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    GILGAMESH vs. GENESIS: In our society, which is overwhelmingly Judeo-Christian, students often find it difficult to compare Bible stories with tales from other cultures, because our own belief system is wrapped up in the prior, and it is hard for many of us to go against our traditional faith to evaluate them objectively. But in a comparison of the Biblical book of Genesis with the ancient Sumerian text, Epic of Gilgamesh, many parallels suggest that the same type of spiritual searching inspired...
  • 10 Times 12 Cubits In Height
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    Looking over the two accounts of the Flood narrative form The Epic of Gilgamesh and Genesis one would think that they were both similar. The Flood has the same origin in both accounts, the Mesopotamian region. They both have a main person that is warned of the Flood. They both release birds to determine if the water level has receded. They both come to rest on a mountain, when the waters subside. And at the end they both sacrifice an offering to the gods or God. Regardless of the similarities th...
  • Old Testament And The Book Of Metamorphoses
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    The Flood Stories: The Validity Debate Continues In the Epic of Gilgamesh, it articulates how, "For six days and six nights the winds blew, torrent and tempest and flood overwhelmed the world, tempest and flood raged together like warring hosts" (Sandars 111). Alternatively, in the Old Testament, it says, "All the fountains of the great deep [were] broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened... And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased; ... and the ark went upon ...
  • Noah's Flood Story
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    The Flood Stories It is strange to find so many similarities between the flood Story in Gilgamesh and Noah's flood story in Genesis. Noah's flood story is supposed to be part of the origin of mankind, yet the flood story of Gilgamesh was recorded earlier. The stories are comparable in a number of ways, yet there are many differences that make the two stories vary. The similarities that exist between the two stories include the main idea and the order in which the events occur. For instance, the ...

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