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  • Noah
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    Genesis 1-11 My mind began to fill with questions and thoughts as I read the first eleven chapters of the Bible (see list of questions after my paper please). It never ceases to amaze me that I can repeatedly read chapters of the Bible and learn or notice something fresh each study session. A number of unique things occurred to me this time through. The fact that the Tigris and Euphrates have actually been on earth since Adam was placed in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 2: 14) amazed me. To think t...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Utnapishtim About The Flood
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    The Epic of Gilgamesh and The Bible: Comparing the Flood Stories In both The Epic of Gilgamesh and the Bible, a flood takes place. The flood in both stories destroys most of mankind. These floods are a symbol. They represent rebirth and a new beginning for mankind, as well as the gods or God's wrath. In the epic of Gilgamesh the gods decided to destroy mankind by flooding earth for six days and nights. Utnapishtim was chosen to build a boat in order to restart mankind after the flood. In The Bib...
  • Noah And Utnapishtim
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    Cece SowemimoUnits I and II The Flood: Noah versus Gilgamesh With the discovery of texts from ancient civilizations, many people have come to believe that various texts are common to one another. Examples of these texts are the creation stories from the Hebrews found in the Bible, The Hymn of Ra from the Egyptians, and the Enum a E lish stories from the Babylonians. In addition to these stories are the flood stories. These stories have caused many discussions among scholars involved with ancient...
  • Story Of Noah And The Ark
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    The story of Noah and the ark is probably one of the most read stories of the bible. Perhaps it is because of the great tragedy it portrays, or because it is a story of salvation. Noah and his family along with the animals were saved from the flood, while the other people and animals perished as a result of it. Growing up the story of Noah and the ark was one of my favorites; Quite simply because of the drawings depicting the story. They appeared so beautiful, when after many years I'm realizing...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Gilgamesh And Noah And The Flood
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    Comparing Gilgamesh to Noah and the Flood In both Gilgamesh and Noah and the Flood, man's wickedness leads to death, destruction, and rebirth all caused by billions of gallons of water sweeping the earth's surface. The flood in both stories destroys most of mankind. The floods represent rebirth and a new beginning for mankind, as well as the gods and God's wrath. In Gilgamesh the gods decide to destroy mankind by flooding the earth for six days and nights. Utnapishtim is chosen to build a boat i...
  • God's Covenant With Creation
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    The first covenant that I will discuss is the covenant that God made with Noah. The covenant that God made with Noah was "the first explicit act of covenant in the Hebrew Bible". (web) This covenant is often called God's covenant with creation. The sign of this covenant is the rainbow. This is because a rainbow arches over all of creation. In this covenant God said, "As for me, I am establishing my covenant with you and your descendants after you, and with every living creature that is with you,...
  • Mankind After The Flood
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    Gilgamesh and the Bible In both the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Bible a common event takes place, a flood. The flood in both stories destroys all mankind. I feel that each flood serves as a symbol. Each one is a represent ive of rebirth and of a new beginning for all mankind. In the epic, Gilgamesh the gods decided to destroy mankind by flooding earth for six days and nights Gilgamesh and the other gods decided to destroy mankind by flooding earth for six days and nights. Utnapishtim and Noah were...
  • Story Of The Noah And The Flood
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    In two different stories it has been depicted that two men have had their lives spared by God. Several questions are asked to find out why. Why save anyone Why not just kill of all men instead of sparing two distinct but similar men for the same kind There are several stories that depict earthly destruction and the destruction of the human race. However, the story of the Noah and the flood is important to millions of Christians and Jews across the world and Gilgamesh is an epic story that has su...
  • Noah's Flood Story Fiction
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    Skeptical view of the flood myth As skeptics have long been aware, there was no global flood in the last 5000 years, a boatload of animals did not ground on so-called Mount Ararat or on any mountain, and the world's animals are not descended from two or seven pairs of each species that lived during the third millennium BC. Nor is there any archaeological proof that a man survived a flood by being on a boat loaded with animals, food, and drinking water. The Noah's Ark book summarized here does no...

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