Gilgamesh Essays

Testament and the Epic of Gilgamesh

The Book of Genesis in the Old Testament and the Epic of Gilgamesh stories of the great flood as found on Genesis (chapter 7) and Gilgamesh (lines 1-25) contain several striking similarities that are seen to have a common historical occurrence. The floods are said to have been sent by Supreme Being to clear the inhabitants of the earth. The floods were meant to punish human beings for their sins, which had made the gods or God angry. In Gilgamesh,…

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