Similarities Between Genesis And Gilgamesh

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Even though Genesis and Gilgamesh are two separate stories, they both have similarities as well as differences such as: why the two Gods were upset and why they made the Flood, who the two Gods saved from the Flood and how the Flood ended up. Throughout different cultures, there have been different types of literature. It has changed the content but not necessarily the overall meaning. Different cultures have their own way of how The Flood came about and what really happened. In both of these stories, the Gods get mad at mankind, but they get mad for different reasonings. In Genesis God believes all mankind is evil and they are not good people. It simply quotes in Genesis, “And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually… And the Lord said. “I will destroy man whom I have created from this earth; both man and beast and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air”. God was mad because he saw all of mankind doing bad in the world and he wanted to put a stop to it. As in Gilgamesh, their Gods were upset at…show more content…
A major similarity that I found in Genesis and Gilgamesh is who they picked to save from the Flood. In Genesis, God picked Noah because Noah worshiped God and stood beside him. It clearly states, “But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord” Noah saw the good in God and what he was doing. God trusted him and his well-being to build the ark and take control of it. God wanted Noah on the Earth because he saw no evil in him unlike the rest of mankind. Along with Noah, the story Gilgamesh also had a well rounded, worshipping person to help the Gods with their tasks. This man went by the name of Utnapishtim. He must help the good human race to survive. Utnapishtim is just like Noah because they both the good in the world to survive and are willing to try and make that happen for the sake of
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