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  • Sumerian Version Of The Flood Story
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    There are different versions of flood stories in many different cultures. Each have certain similarities and differences between them. These two cultures have different gods and ideas of how gods acted. For Sumerians, there were many different gods and they acted much like humans. These gods seem to give little thought to how there actions could possibly affect humans. The Hebrews were monotheistic and believed that their god was thoughtful and caring. One of the main differences between the sto...
  • Sumerian Creation Flood Story
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    Comparative Flood Stories Most comparisons between Genesis and ancient Creation or Flood stories can be classified as comparative religious studies. They generally involve one text isolated from its original historical context (e. g., the Babylonian creation myth Enum a E lish or the Flood tablet of the Gilgamesh Epic) and one related biblical narrative. On the basis of currently available evidence, their earliest-known written form can be dated only to the first half of the first millenium B.C....
  • Noah's Flood Story
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    The book Noah: The Person and the Story in History and Tradition, deals with the story of a universal deluge in which many people died and few survived. It also contains the life of Noah. Although flood stories from around the world vary widely in their content, those from Syr o-Palestine and Mesopotamia (the so-called land of the Bible) are strikingly similar. While it is difficult, if not impossible, to believe that the former descended from a single source (or described a single event), the r...
  • God's Great Flood
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    The Story of Noah's Ark In Judeo-Christian mythology, one of the best recognized stories from the Old Testament is the story of Noah and the Ark, and how they survived God's great flood. This story is a common one throughout many mid-east cultures, both past and present. The most notable of these is in the ancient Mesopotamian mythology, with the story of Utnapishtim and his story of survival of the gods wrath. Though both are telling what is assumed to be a tale of the same event, there are man...
  • Classical Roman Tale Of Baucis And Philemon
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    Catherine London ENG 0 A 1 (ISP) Learning from Ancient and Modern Themes and Customs It has been said that there are under thirty plots in the world, and that all stories, in all languages, all over the world and throughout history, are simply variations on these. Parallels can be drawn between all literature; however, classical mythology has had particularly far-reaching effects on our present civilization. Modern society holds a fascination with Greek and Roman society, and classical literatur...
  • Legend Of A Great Flood
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    Stories of a primeval flood exist in all parts of the world, virtually every branch of the human race has traditions of a Great Flood that destroyed all of mankind, except one family. The closest parallel to the Biblical story of the flood occurs in the Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh, our fullest version of which is furnished by an Akkadian recension prepared, in the seventh century B.C. for the great library of King Ashurbanipal at Nineveh. The story itself is far older. We have fragments of ve...
  • 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...
  • 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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