A comparison of ethics “a comparative study of the flood accounts in the gilgamesh epic and genesis,” chapter 3 by nozomi osanai index introduction chapter 1. References genesis 6-9- the flood epic of gilgamesh tablet xi then the lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continuallygenesis 6:5. Gilgamesh vs genesis essaysin both the epic of gilgamesh and genesis, a flood takes place the flood in both stories destroys most of creation these floods are a symbol they represent rebirth and a new beginning for creation, as well as the powers that god or the gods have at their disposal.
Excerpt from the epic of gilgamesh as translated by n k sandars: you know the city shurrupak, it stands on the banks of the euphrates both were accounts of the same worldwide flood the genesis account is absolutely true and was written down during the exodus of the jewish people from egypt the babylonian account was written later its. Epic of gilgamesh compare to noah genesis ch6-9/the epic of gilgamesh being a man of religious background, specifically roman catholic, i began read the tablets of gilgamesh skeptically however i did notice a significant difference between the genesis chapters 6 through 9 and the epic of gilgamesh.
In both the epic of gilgamesh, and the bible, a story of a great flood occurs these stories compare and contrast in several significant ways in both stories mankind was exterminated because things were getting to chaotic. Gilgamesh and the bible by shawna dolansky the epic of gilgamesh , a literary product of mesopotamia, contains many of the same themes and motifs as the hebrew bible of these, the best-known is probably the epic’s flood story, which reads a lot like the biblical tale of noah’s ark ( gen 6-9 .
The flood story from the epic of galgamesh 1,8 and the hebrew story in genesis are very similar with almost 20 major points in common their texts are obviously linked in some way their texts are obviously linked in some way. - comparison of the flood stories in gilgamesh and the bible the two stories closely parallel each other, though gilgamesh was written down before 2000 bce and the version in genesis was compiled ca 400 bce.
There are other similarities between the gilgamesh flood account and the biblical flood account one major point of clear agreement is that a global flooding disaster occurred in ancient times portions of the gilgamesh account (chaldean flood tablets) have been found dating back to 2000 bc or earlier. There is also a flaw in the question itself: the epic of gilgamesh contains a flood story but this is only part of the larger epic a better question might be compare and contrast the flood stories in the epic of gilgamesh and genesis however, here are some guidelines that may be helpful 1. By kaylee brennan and emma tucker the epic of gilgamesh and noah's ark the epic of gilgamesh the arrogant king gilgamesh went out to kill humbaba to make a name for himself in doing so, he made the gods angry and the gods took their anger out on killing his friend enkidu.
Background the epic of gilgamesh has been of interest to christians ever since its discovery in the mid-nineteenth century in the ruins of the great library at nineveh, with its account of a universal flood with significant parallels to the flood of noah's day1, 2 the rest of the epic, which dates back to possibly third millennium bc, contains little of value for christians, since it concerns typical polytheistic myths associated with the pagan peoples of the time. Transcript of the epic of gilgamesh vs genesis 6-9 by kaylee brennan and emma tucker the epic of gilgamesh and noah's ark the epic of gilgamesh the arrogant king gilgamesh went out to kill humbaba to make a name for himself. Genesis ch6-9/the epic of gilgamesh being a man of religious background, specifically roman catholic, i began read the tablets of gilgamesh skeptically however i did notice a significant difference between the genesis chapters 6 through 9 and the epic of gilgamesh.