Download file to see previous pages...
Despite the chronological and spatial disparity between the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Hebrew Bible, striking similarities abound between them, as shall be seen in the ensuing discussion.
The Hebrew Bible and the Epic of Gilgamesh agree that the global flooding took place in ancient times. For instance, the Chaldean Flood Tablets have been established to date back to at least 2000 BC, while the Genesis account, 1450-1410 BC. It is also interesting to note that in both accounts, the universal flood is presented as divine intervention. For instance, in the Chaldean Flood Tablets, there is a description on how Ea, the Babylonian deity reaching a decision to extirpate all life, with the ark dwellers being the only exception. It is for this reason that Ea, the creator of heaven and earth chose Utnapishtim and instructed him to make a six-storey ark. In Genesis, the flood is also a divine intervention by the Judeo-Christian God, Jehovah. He decides to end life forms on earth, chooses (to save) Noah and his family and instructs Noah on how on make the ark.
Heidel divulges that in both cases, the flood is universal and brings an end to life forms, particularly, mankind, terrestrial life and all flying species. The flood covered all physical features such as land and mountain. Because of this, an ark is given to the main character. In the Hebrew Bible, the main character is Noah, while in the Epic of Gilgamesh, it is Utnapishtim. In both accounts, Noah and Utnapishtim are chosen because they are righteous men. It is also important to note that in both accounts, the arks are very huge, so that they can contain different animal species. Both arks in Genesis and the Epic of Gilgamesh have at least a door and a window (Heidel, 44).
In both accounts, samples of animal species were to be taken aboard the ark. The animals are taken in male-and-female, for the purpose of
...Download file to see next pagesRead More
Her father is described as a weak individual and is not a prominent character in the story (Perrault). More focus is kept on Cinderella and her fairy Godmother. The Fairy Godmother keeps on telling Cinderella to be a good girl and Cinderella listens to her.
The stories address an important issue: to what extent are the lives of people defined by the family dynamics? Scholars claim, that family stories play crucial role in determining self-image especially with ethnic minorities (Erben 44; Romero 27). Family is a complex concept; it cannot be reduced to the traditional image of parents and siblings (Graff 51).
The characters present their stories as a means of entertainment during the long ride with the object being the one with the best tale wins a free dinner at the next hostel stop. The original plan was to have each character tell two stories
Furthermore, the individual GDP of India, China, Germany, Japan, and the United States has surpassed the total GDP of the 22 Arab league countries.
This second table compares the total GDP of Israel with the total GDP of the Occupied
This essay focuses on a rhetorical analysis of Lucky Girl by Bridget Potter and What Broke My Fathers Heart by Katy Butler. It compares and contrasts the rhetorical strategies used in the two books.
Ethos refers to the
The consideration of death as a fatality is often used in the literature. Moreover, a great number of plots with death figure at the center doesn’t have a doubled depiction in two or more writings. Authors bring their audience to a
5 Pages(1250 words)Essay
GOT A TRICKY QUESTION? RECEIVE AN ANSWER FROM STUDENTS LIKE YOU!
Let us find you another Essay on topic Compare and contrast the flood story for FREE!