Comparison Of Noah's Ark Vs Gilgamesh

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Noah’s Ark VS Gilgamesh

First let’s start with Noah and the Ark. Noah was warned by God that he was going to flood the earth. According to Genesis, God gave Noah instructions for building the ark. Seven days before the rains came, God told Noah to enter the ark with his family and the animals. The story describes the ark staying afloat throughout the entire flood. It finally came to rest on the Mountains of Arart. Interpretations of this story played an important role in early Christian doctrine. The First Epistle of Peter compared Noah's salvation through water to salvation through water in baptism.

St. Hippolytus of Rome tried to demonstrate that "the Ark was a symbol of the Christ who was expected", stating that the vessel had its door …show more content…

St. Augustine of Hippo (354–430), in his work City of God, demonstrated that the dimensions of the ark corresponded to the dimensions of the human body, which according to Christian doctrine is the body of Christ and in turn the body of the Church. St. Jerome (c. 347–420) identified the raven, which was sent forth and did not return, as the "foul bird of wickedness" expelled by baptism; the dove and olive branch came to symbolize the Holy Spirit, the hope of salvation, and peace. The olive branch remains a symbol of peace today. Gilgamesh is the main character in the Epic of Gilgamesh, an Akkadian poem. In the epic, Gilgamesh is a demigod of superhuman strength who builds the city walls of Uruk to defend his people and travels to meet the sage Utnapishtim, who survived the Great Flood. Gilgamesh is generally seen as a historical figure, since writings have been found which confirm the existence of other figures associated with him in the epic. If Gilgamesh existed, he probably was a king who ruled sometime between 2800 and 2500 BC. The king claims that Gilgamesh ruled the city of Uruk for 126 years. According to the Tummal Inscription, Gilgamesh and his son Urlugal rebuilt the sanctuary

of the goddess Ninlil in Tummal. The story of Noah and the Ark and the Epic of Gilgamesh are similar because they both tell a story of the earth being destroyed by a Great

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