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Nelson 1 James Nelson Mrs Mueller 2nd September 1 2000 The Bible vs The Epic Of Gilgamesh Throughout history there have been many accounts of the same story just told in many different perspectives this brief essay will help show the comparison and differences between stories Some of the main differences and comparisons of The Epic of Gilgamesh and The Bible may include how the event was formed In addition the events in the stories are the same main idea and that is flooding The first major similarity of the two stories is that they both used a measuring system to make their ships They used the ships to save themselves from the great floods that their gods promised them would happen The difference that also occurs in the same instance is that the measuring systems were different from each other The Bible tells that Noah uses something called a cubit and in The Epic of Gilgamesh these use something called gar With the difference of measurements a question arises How did all the animals fit on the ship The most logical explanation to the Bibles story is that the ark was 440x73x44feet That is relatively small fort an ark full of animals Gilgameshs ship was seven stories high so that is immense no matter how long or high it is The second similarity between the two stories is that they gods before the flood that warn them before to build a ship or ark God told Noah to build the ark and to put 2 of every kind of animal and his family A time had Shamash appointed namely The Nelson 2 Epic of Gilgamesh That was the god that appointed Gilgamesh that the flood was going to happen So everything was similar Both gods came down and told there chosen servant to carry out their orders to build a ship or ark Both servants carried out the
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