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When children ask for privileges adults try to impress upon them the responsibilities that come along with these privileges and the associated freedoms This is a difficult lesson to learn and is often learned through trial and error This relationship of privileges and responsibility is much like that of wisdom and suffering although privileges and wisdom are great tools they carry with them many responsibilities and the possibility of suffering Such relations are extremely clear in both The Epic of Gilgamesh and The Bible This paper will discuss the general theme of these books as well as related philosophical questions to help the reader acquire an understanding of the relationship between wisdom and suffering In The Bible God creates Adam and Eve to till and watch over the beautiful land that he has created In return for their obedience he grants them everlasting life fruit and companionship In The Epic of Gilgamesh the goddess Aruru creates a wild creature named Enkidu to rival the great king Gilgamesh In both cases the people are created innocent with no knowledge of complicated questions and issues such as sexuality that plague humanity Their loss of innocence comes in tandem with a gain in knowledge Although the fall of Adam and Eve is different from that of Enkidu there are distinct similarities between the two The problem in The Bible begins with Gods lack of explanation of his prohibitions and laws The Bible Genesis 216-17 Adam and Eve do not obey God because they choose to or because they understand his will but rather because doing so provides rewards as previously mentioned When the snakes tempts them to eat of the forbidden Tree of Knowledge The Bible Genesis 31-6 they cannot resist temptation because they do not understand the logic behind the prohibition The loss of Enkidus innocence on the other hand is not due to any disobedience but simply the fact that a harlot seduces him The
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