Gilgamesh Flood vs genesis flood

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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. Sandars 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 imaginable. I say that because it is more realistic to have rain for six days, six nights than for forty days, forty nights. Both flood stories have a major similarity and difference though. Both stories described the same flood but they did it in different ways. One difference that backs it up is in The Epic of Gilgamesh the rains that cause the floods only last six days, six nights and in ““The Flood Story in Genesis”” the rains last forty days, forty nights. A quote that tells about the flood is when Utnapishtim said, ““For six days and six nights the wind blew, torrent and tempest and flood overwhelmed the world, tempest and flood raged together like warring hosts (pg. 25).”” This quote by Utnapishtim describes how bad Continue...


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In conclusion the flood stories in The Epic of Gilgamesh and the flood story of Genesis are the same in ways and different in some. This is another way to prove that the flood was probably real and not just a story to tell children so they would be scared to cause chaos. The length of the rains in the flood story in The Epic of Gilgamesh is easier for someone to believe than the length of the rains in Genesis. You can conclude this from the reasons given above. Finally, he told Noah to build an arc while walking and talking to him. That is the importance that the flood stories have on all of mankind. In addition ""The Story of the Flood for about the same reasons God did the same thing. The two stories are both similar for the way described in the above paragraph. On the other hand in ""The Story of the Flood it rained for forty days, forty nights. It also says that he is doing it to destroy all of mankind. In The Epic of Gilgamesh Enlil and the other gods were mad about how the people were taking too much control and that is why the gods sent the flood. These are the measurements of the baroque as you shall build her: let her beam equal her length, let her deck be roofed like the vault that covers the abyss; then take up into the boat the seed of all living creatures (pg.