God told one man, Noah, to build an ark and to take two of every creature onto his ark. God allowed Noah to bring his wife, his sons and his sons wives with him on the boat. The flood lasted for forty days and forty nights. When it stopped raining, Noah and his family released a raven and three doves to see if there was any dry land to live on. As a reward for surviving the flood, Noah was granted an extended life. In the Epic of Gilgamesh there was a man who gained immortality because he survived the flood that the gods sent.
Each story contains an individual who is selected by a deity to build an ark and survive the flood. Utnapishtim is the chosen one in the epic of Gilgamesh. The god Ea comes to him in a dream and says “... tear down your house and build a boat, abandon possessions and look for life, despise worldly goods and save your soul alive. These are the measurements of the barque as you shall build her… then take up into the boat the seed of all living creatures.” In order to keep humankind and all the other living animals on earth alive, Ea chose Utnapishtim to be the one to build the ark and survive.
However, like in Genesis all life excluding the habitants of Utnapishtim’s vessel was destroyed. The period that the flood waters remained was also seven days—also a fraction compared to what Noah endured. Utnapishtim, like Noah, uses birds to scout for dry land. Unlike in Genesis, a raven is the final bird to find land. Enil was furious that anything survived his deluge, Unlike Noah’s god.
The Oddysey, a famous epic tale, written by Homer, is the story of Odysseus. Odysseus left home to fight in the Trojan War, which lasted ten years. However, it took him an additional ten years to return home. He faced many obstacles and was nearly killed a few times, but he finally made it home to his beloved Penelope. He was aware that there were hundreds of men living in his palace, and feasting on his livestock.
Well first, Bert was over at his friend Kurt 's tree, whose tree is very small unlike mine. Kurt is a northern pygmy owl that is nocturnal but stays awake a lot during the day to watch out for predators like foxes or cats. Bert and Kurt decided that they would spy on owls close by and scare other birds away. They were doing it all day, those rude, meany-feathers! By the time Bert came back home, it was about 11:00 p.m.
There are many similarities and differences between the story of Noah in Genesis and the story of Utnapishtim in the Epic of Gilgamesh. To start off, the first similarity I found was the reasons why the floods started. Both Gods in each story wanted to dispose of all humanity. However, there is a difference in the reasons why the Gods wanted to. In the Epic of Gilgamesh, the God Enlil wanted to destroy mankind because they were too noisy, as shown in this quote, “The uproar of mankind is intolerable and sleep is no longer possible by reason of the babel.”
In The Odyssey, Odysseus is captured by Calypso and is help captive for eight years and Calypso gives Odysseus everything that he wants like food, shelter, and protection. After eight years of being held captive on the island Calypso finally lets Odysseus leave the island and go home and clam his palace as his. When Odysseus leaves the island Poseidon destroys his raft and he ends up on the island of Pylos. Today’s society also isn’t as safe to let a stranger in for the night cause they could steal all your belongs and leave, and technology don’t keep your privacy safe online and could bring robbers to your house pretending that they need a place to stay. If a stranger comes up to your house you don’t have to let them stay at your house, like in Homer’s time they had to provide a place to stay, food, and protection for the
I would love to say that this Spring Break I went skydiving, Rocky Mountain climbing, or that I rode two point seven seconds on a bull name Fu Man Chu but I am not Tim McGraw and did not do any of those things. I went to Austin, TX, more widely known as the Capitol. I went to Austin for golf. Most people would say that wasting valuable time off to drive long hours just to play golf is crazy, but luckily I am not most people and most people are not me. I went to the Capitol for five days and yes I played golf every one of those days.
After the wilderness, the Lord raised up Joshua to lead the children of Israel across the Jordan River and into the Promised Land. The crossing of the Jordan spiritually speaks of being crucified with Christ. When the Israelites crossed over the Jordan, they placed twelve stones in the water and took twelve out. This speaks of dying to self and walking in newness of life. When we give our hearts to the Lord, He forgives us of all our sin and makes us white as snow.
In The Navajo Creation Story Diné Bahane writes that the Gods visited for four days straight and that, the Black Body stayed on the fourth day to explain to the insect people that the Holy People were not happy with them and they did not understand them. He also explained to the insect people that they were to be recreated more in the image of the Holy People. On the twelfth day after the inspect people were clean the Holy People returned bringing with them a sacred buckskin and two ears of corn, one white and one yellow and from a ceremony performed by the Holy People the first man and the first woman were born. In contrast to Diné Bahane Navajo Creation, the Bible states that God alone created the heavens, the earth, and mankind. God
Discussion #5: Foster Farms Chicken Salmonella Outbreak It is astonishing after reading the editorial about the Salmonella outbreak in 29 states and Puerto Rico, that it took 17 months and 634 people confirmed cases to ultimately affirm the outbreak over. What took the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) so long to get this foodborne illness outbreak under control? Perhaps, the CDC officials misguided the food and safety news when they told them that the number of case in the affected states were normal for that time of year. Then, to make matters worse, the governments test on Foster Farms chicken meat did not show evidence for the strains for several months. The CDC claimed that "It 's been a long, complicated investigation
He began to baptize the baby chickens, and even almost drowned one; although, it miraculously survived. When he became a little older, he got to travel to a city in the north, where he experienced things he never knew existed. When he was 17, John Lewis wrote to Martin Luther King Jr. telling him he wanted to desegregate Troy State. Dr. King wrote back and invited him to visit him. John Lewis did not sue Troy State though.