Comparing Gilgamesh And The Noah Flood Story

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Many various cultures share similar stories, told by different accounts. In the story of the flood, paths are crossed between Mesopotamia and the Hebrews, influencing our culture that has been passed down to modern day times. These stories have influenced our understanding and our belief in a God. The Epic of Gilgamesh and the Noah Flood Story (Genesis 69:17) both share the trait of someone being chosen by a God to bring the people and animals to safety by building an ark. Cultures between Mesopotamia and Hebrews are different cultures but share a story of the God(s) and how there is a higher power, they also share a similarity of the God(s) showing compassion towards people. In Mesopotamia, there was more than one God, Ea the God of Utanapishtim…show more content…
In the story of Noah, God became angry that humans had been corrupted and leading their lives in sin. In the story, God realizes, “…He had made man on earth, and it grieved him at his hear.” This is when God said he will destroy man and beast. Noah was the chosen one from. “God said unto Noah, the end of all flesh is cine before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them: and, behold, I will destroy them on earth.” God was not happy that He created humans on earth and now they had gone against Him. God gave instructions to Noah to build the ark, and He promised to keep male and female safe. Noah followed God’s commands. The flood lasted for forty days and forty nights; on the tenth month, the tops of the mountains were seen. At the end of the story, God made a covenant with Noah, blessed Noah and his son’s, and said, “This is the token the covenant which I make between me and you, and every living creature is for you, for perpetual generations:” The Hebrews believed in one Lord, one greater power, this story of the flood helped the Hebrews to believe in the strength of

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