Yahweh Flood Research Paper

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The Israelites are far from being the sole creators in telling the flood that covered the entire earth. Every culture has a version of the great flood. There are many parallels between the different stories. Each culture influenced its flood story. This paper will do a comparison of three of these stories. This paper will parallel the Gilgamesh epic, the Greek tale of the Deucalion Flood, and the Torah flood stories. First, the flood in the Torah will be used as a reference in comparing other flood stories. The main characters in this story are Noah and Yahweh. The basic story of the Torah flood story is Yahweh chose Noah to build an ark to survive a flood. The flood is the plan of Yahweh to get rid of all inappropriate human behavior on earth. After the flood Noah, take part in “a covenant with Yahweh that a flood will not be destroy the world. (Frieman, 2003)” Some additional background on Noah’s flood and its two versions will be more helpful in understanding the flood stories. There are two versions of this Noah’s ark story. There are differences and errors in these stories from the Torah, such as two different names for the deity. “In the J source, the usage of the name Yahweh, as in the P source uses the name Elohim. (Coogan M. , 2012)” If one separates the names of Yahweh and Elohim,…show more content…
In J source, it is simply explained as it rained for forty days and forty nights , but in P source stated that the water had stopped at hundred fifty days before it started to recede . In J source, the water grew strong and covered the mountains, as in P source the author is continuing to change the description in small fragments. “4And the ark rested in the seventh month, in the seventeenth day of the month, on the mountains of Ararat. 5And the water went on receding until the tenth month. In the tenth month, in the first month, the tops of the mountains appeared. (Friedman,

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