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Three Versions of the Great Flood - Just about everyone has heard a story about the Great Flood. Where you live and your religious beliefs impacts which myth you’ve heard. They all have the same basis; mankind is going to be destroyed because of their sins, a man is told to build an Ark, which he does, sacrifices to birds searching for dry land and ends up saving mankind and gaining immortality. Although the basis of every story is the same, they have their differences. I will be comparing three versions of the Great Flood, the Sumerian flood myth, the Babylonian flood myth and the version told in the Bible....   [tags: Great Flood, Flood, sources,] 943 words
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The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 - The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 was one of the most destructive in the history of the United States, proving that the levee only policy was a failure and the limits of human control over the river. The beginning of the flood, from the initial crevasse, poured out “468,000 second-feet onto the Delta that triple the volume of a flooding Colorado, more than double a flooding Niagara Falls and the entire upper Mississippi ever carried” (pg 203). The flood of 1927 “shifted perceptions of the role and responsibility of the federal government… shattered the myth of a quasi-feudal bond between Delta blacks and the southern aristocracy...accelerated the great migration of blacks north....   [tags: Effects of the flood, Poverty] 992 words
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Flood Legends From Around the World - ... In Roman mythology, which is very similar to Greek mythology, there is a flood story as well. Jupiter is the angered higher power in this case. He is angry that humanity has become so evil, he decides to destroy it. He wanted to set the earth on fire, but thought that it might reach the heavens where he himself resides. On that note, he decided to flood the earth. Neptune god of the sea, helped him out and caused a huge storm and earthquake to cause everything but Parnassus to be flooded. Also in this story, Deucalion and his wife found refuge in a boat on Parnassus....   [tags: The Great Flood Myth]
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Flood forecasting - For water level forecasting especially in the flood period, the data were selected only from July to October which is a regular monsoon flood season in Myanmar and most Asian countries. In order to characterize the variation of water level at Mawlaik station, descriptive statistics were calculated. As shown in Fig. 2, the frequency distribution exhibits almost a normal distribution, although the data was slightly skewed. The Kolmogorov-Smirnov test was also used to numerically check the normality of the data whose size is 2706....   [tags: environment, flood]
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The Flood of Noah and Gilgamesh - The Flood of Noah and Gilgamesh      With the discovery of texts from ancient civilizations, many people have come to believe that various texts are common to one another. Examples of these texts are the creation stories from the Hebrews found in the Bible, The Hymn of Ra from the Egyptians, and the Enuma Elish stories from the Babylonians. In addition to these stories are the flood stories. These stories have caused many discussions among scholars involved with ancient civilizations.      The two main stories largely discussed are the Genesis and Gilgamesh flood stories....   [tags: Biblical Flood Epic Gilgamesh Compare Essays]
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The Flood of Noah and the Flood of Gilgamesh - Myths, some parts speculated to be true and many not, have always been part of our lives. However, as one glances across the different myths of different cultures, one can find that some portion of two different myths can be eerily similar to each other, causing one to speculate whether they have made contact with one another long time ago in history. This led to the question that people constantly try to prove: do myths that have overlapping ideas verify actual historical truths and similar culture between origins of myths....   [tags: Bible, Epic of Gilgamesh]
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Comparing the Babylonian Flood vs. Biblical Flood - ... Next, to understand the details in The Epic of Gilgamesh you must understand the days leading up to the flood. “Enlil is the main god that is responsible for actually generating the flood” (Hagin). He and a few other gods agree together that this flood must be brought upon civilization due to their evil behavior. After Gilgamesh finds Utnapishtim and persists to know the secret to become immortal, Utnapishtim then tells him how the making of the “Great Flood” came about and the unusual circumstance of that he was faced with that no human is ever to be faced with again (Taylor)....   [tags: Compare Contrast Essays]
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The Reality Of The Great Flood - The Great Flood Did the Great flood really happen. Was it all just a big made up story. Or did the Bible speak the truth. Evidence from all around the world has pointed to the fact that the flood happened. The city of Ur was destroyed by a flood. All the different stories in the world of the flood save one family. Abraham could have carried the story of the flood of Ur. The theories of the flood do not contradict the Bible. Also the Black Sea wasn’t always a body of water. Although the Great Flood was thought to be a myth, scientists may have found evidence the flood existed because scientists may have found the boat, they have found houses underneath the Black Sea, and many cultures have va...   [tags: Bible, Noah]
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The Purpose of the Biblical Flood narrative - ... Both stories portray the final rest of the boat on a mountain. “On Mt. Nimush the boat lodged firm, Mt. Nimush held the boat, allowing no sway” (The Epic of Gilgamesh, Tablet XI) parallels “At the end of one hundred and fifty days the waters had abated; and in the seventh month on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark came to rest on the Mountains of Ararat” (Gen 8:3 – 4, NRSV) of the Bible. The release of three birds, without the return of the third, is another description portrayed in both narratives....   [tags: Theology, Religion]
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Contrast of “Gilgamesh” and “The Flood” - Not doing suitably what you are advised to do, are human downfalls having no recompense; whereas, following the rules on timely basis will be the most worthwhile outcome. Contrasting the Benjamin R. Foster’s and Stephen Mitchell’s translation “Gilgamesh,” to the Robert Altar’s translation “The Flood,” each story has a very different emphasis and draws a different moral. The emphasis of “Gilgamesh,” becoming eternal and what steps can be taken to receive it. However, the emphasis of “The Flood” is true righteousness will give a prolonged life....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Noah and the Great Flood - The Great Flood was “the covering of the earth with water that occurred during the time of Noah (The Freed Dictionary).” “ In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, on the seventeenth day of the second month- on that day all the springs of the great deep burst forth, and the floodgates of the heavens were opened (Genesis 7:11).” The Great Flood had major effects on the earth as we know it today. It caused the climate to change, which lead to the Ice Age and the most drastic change was to the land....   [tags: Religion, Noah, Pangaea]
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Overview of Daniel Alarcon's Flood - The short story “Flood” by Daniel Alarcon, focuses on a town that is “flooded” with gang conflicts and the gangs are the ones who run the townspeople fate, despite what they do to escape the conflicts. In the short story a child is the narrator and although, children are portrayed as innocent; throughout “Flood” the children represent the contrary of that idea and the reader is able to recognize the “young gangster” in them. The setting of the story is significant because it is how the characters identify themselves and who they are as individuals....   [tags: gang conflicts, Peru]
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Development in Flood Zone - The world population has more than doubled in last 50 years (from 2.52 billion in 1950 to 6 billion in 2000). Moreover the United Nations (1999) estimate that 97% of growth is taking place in less developed countries, with Africa as a fast growing Area. Cities such as Bombay, Calcutta, Karachi, Jakarta, Nairobi, Manila, Lagos and Cairo are examples of rapid human concentration. This makes the current planning strategies insufficient and ineffective (if they even exist). Consequently, slums and squatters and informal settlements in those cities are the expression of a marginalization of a big and growing range of city dwellers (Sietchiping 2000)....   [tags: Population, Urban Areas] 790 words
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Buffalo Creek Flood Disaster - Buffalo Creek Flood Disaster Emilie Durkheim described the concepts of social regulation and social integration, and how both are connected to suicide rates. Both of these concepts can also be used to analyze the effect that the Buffalo Creek flood had on individuals and the community. Using the ideas of social regulation and social integration as well as the book “Everything in Its Path” by Kai T. Erikson, we can see the consequences of the Buffalo Creek flood disaster. Durkheim used the concepts of social regulation and social integration to analyze how social forces affect suicide....   [tags: Analysis, Emilie Durkheim] 1908 words
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Gilgamesh VS “Genesis”: Noah and the Flood - “Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time- Richard Dawkins”. We all know the breath taking story of the Genesis flood, but have we ever noticed how similar it is to the Epic of Gilgamesh. Genesis is the story of how one God created mankind, along with everything else on Earth, and what punishments he put upon them when they acted wrong .Genesis is a chapter in the Holy Bible, which was written in the 18th century B.C....   [tags: Creation Stories, Ancient History]
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The Truth Behind Noah and the Great Flood - It was a time when men lost faith in the Lord, they weren’t aware of how to act or how to worship. Angels in heaven were unfaithful to their God and fell from heaven to make merry with the daughters of men. The Earth was in shambles. The offspring of angels and women were roaming around and destroying the land that God had made. He had to make a decision, and that decision was to end all life on the Earth, and rebuild it. Yet, there was one man, Noah who had unwavering faith in his God. God decided to let Noah be the one to rebuild the Earth....   [tags: Geology ]
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How To Minimize Hurricane Flood Damage - ... Our solution is a competitive, marketable solution because levees are not a new, risky idea. Levees have been used for thousands of years with partial success, but, after all, hurricanes are getting stronger, so levees should also be improving. Levees, such as the ones in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina, break because they are not strong enough to withstand the onslaught powerful waves and floods a hurricane brings (Grunwald and Glasser). Our solution to make new, stronger levees to withstand these powerful hurricanes could help save money, and most importantly, lives....   [tags: Hurricane Damage Essays]
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The Flood Tribunal - The Flood Tribunal 1. Liam Lawlor The revelations by spin-doctor Frank Dunlop were the real turning point for the Flood Tribunal in 2000. Initially, Mr Dunlop handled the tribunal's question with ease, but after a grilling by the Tribunal Chairman, when he threatened Mr Dunlop with the possibility of a spell in prison, he appeared to crack. In a memorable day for Tribunal stalwarts and the watching public, the political lobbyist finally appeared to crack. In April, after two and a half years of legal sparring, the tribunal finally discovered something people had long suspected....   [tags: Papers] 1356 words
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Genesis Flood of the Christian Bible and the Flood of Gilgamesh - The Flood of Noah and the Flood of Gilgamesh The Epic of Gilgamesh has been of interest to Christians ever since its discovery in the mid-nineteenth century in the ruins of the great library at Nineveh, with its account of a universal flood with significant parallels to the Flood of Noah's day.1, 2 The rest of the Epic, which dates back to possibly third millennium B.C., contains little of value for Christians, since it concerns typical polytheistic myths associated with the pagan peoples of the time....   [tags: Epic of Gilgamesh]
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Is the Gilgamesh Flood the Basis of the Biblical Flood in the Book of Genesis? - Is the Gilgamesh Flood the Basis of the Biblical Flood?         Genesis of the Old Testament records a worldwide Flood early on in the history of human civilization. Tablet 11of the Sumero-Babylonian version of the epic of Gilgamesh also records a total Flood of the entire earth very early in mankind’s development. Let’s examine the two to determine if one could be the basis for the other.   Nels M. Bailkey in Readings in Ancient History: Thought and Experience from Gilganesh to St. Augustine, comments on the likenesses and lack thereof  between the two versions:   The striking similarities with the later Hebrew story are quite evident, but the great gulf between them needs to be e...   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh essays]
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Biblical Flood of Noah in Genesis and the Gilgamesh Flood - The Flood of Noah and the Gilgamesh Flood       The Sumero-Babylonian version of the epic of Gilgamesh, after two and a half millennia of dormancy, was resurrected by British archaeologists in the nineteenth century. Amid the rubble of an Assyrian palace, the twelve clay tablets inscribed the adventures of the first hero of world literature – King Gilgamesh, whose oral folk tales go back to at least 3000 years before Christ (Harris 1). Tablet XI contains the story of the Flood. In this essay let us compare this flood account to the more recent Noah’s Flood account in Genesis of the Old Testament....   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh essays]
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Origins of the Biblical Flood of Genesis and the Flood of Gilgamesh -       Flood stories have been a common thread in many religions across the globe. One of the stories we are most familiar with in our culture, the story of Noah’s Ark, is a well-known segment of the old testament, and an interesting story of how God punished the world for how corrupt it had become. God accomplished this by flooding the world, and annihilating all the creatures upon it, save for Noah and his family and a pair of each type of creature on the earth . This story, however, has roots deep in the past, some of which have only come to light with the development of new archeological techniques and technology....   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh essays]
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A Comparison of the Flood of Genesis and Gilgamesh - A Comparison of the Flood of Genesis and Gilgamesh A good number of people know the famous story of the Genesis flood, but do they know how it resembles to the Gilgamesh flood story. It is mind bending how the main stories are so alike. The main theme is the biggest similarity between the two. They also differ greatly in the smaller details in the events that take place. In both stories the number of days for events are different, but the same basic event takes place. Along with many other similarities and differences....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1428 words
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Commentary on poem After The Flood - Commentary on poem After The Flood The poem “After The Flood” has a slow and steady tempo. The poet created it by not mentioning too many events at once, but slowly, and gives time for the observer to recall – “I remembered...” and gives his own opinion on the events – “It had not been a bad rise…” These give the readers a better understanding and a clearer picture on what is happening. As we read through the poem, we have an image of the observer, standing at the ruins of the park, observing carefully what is going on around and describing them in words what he sees and comparing them with the past condition – which was before the flood....   [tags: English Literature] 881 words
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The Factors that Influence the Flood Hydrograph - The Factors that Influence the Flood Hydrograph Introduction In this essay I aim to find out the ways in which they affect the flood hydrograph, with particular reference to rural and urbanised drainage basins of Tokyo. A drainage basin is an area of the land's surface from which a river receives its supply of water. An imaginary line can mark the edge of a drainage basin. This is called the watershed. The other main features of a drainage basin are shown in figure 1. The drainage basin relies on the atmosphere for its inputs of water, whilst water passes through the drainage basin leaves the system either to return to the atmosphere or to become an input into th...   [tags: Papers] 953 words
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Ancient Stories Of The Flood - Stories of a primeval flood exist in all parts of the world, virtually every branch of the human race has traditions of a Great Flood that destroyed all of mankind, except one family. The closest parallel to the Biblical story of the flood occurs in the Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh, our fullest version of which is furnished by an Akkadian recension prepared, in the seventh century B.C. for the great library of King Ashurbanipal at Nineveh. The story itself is far older. We have fragments of versions dating as much as a thousand years earlier, and we possess also portions of a Summerian archetype....   [tags: essays research papers] 821 words
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Loneliness in Mr. Flood's Party - Loneliness in Mr. Flood's Party We've all seen him -- the aged man, alone in his lst years, living on memories and an occasional trip into a bottle. Eben Flood, the main and only character in "Mr. Flood's Party," written by Edwin Arlington Robinson, is that aged man. He has a past that no one in town really remembers, except him. No one remembers his accomplishments; no one remembers his failures. He's just an old man who finds himself alone at the end of his life. Robinson uses three methods to show Eben Flood's loneliness....   [tags: Mr Floods Party Essays] 459 words
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Mr. Flood's Party by Robinson - Mr. Flood's Party by Robinson When used correctly, symbolism and irony can be very effective. Edwin Arlington Robinson is a master of symbolism, and uses irony like no poet before or after him could even conceive to. In Mr. Flood's Party Robinson uses symbolism to forewarn his readers of Mr. Flood's inevitable death. The irony saturates the poem and sets the reader up for an unexpectedly non-ironic conclusion....   [tags: Poem Poetry ] 1805 words
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The Gods are Angry: Possible Origins of Global Flood Myth - Most of us have probably heard the famous bible story about Noah’s Ark and The Flood. What most may not know, is that this story is just one of a great many. A variety of ancient cultures, from the Greeks and the Middle East, to Asia and the Americas, have in their mythologies a story of a Great Flood that drowns the earth. These stories mostly contain the same themes: a god or group of gods becomes angry; they flood the earth but save a small group of people. These people build a boat to survive....   [tags: ancient culture, Noah, India, Middle East, myth]
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Proof of the Biblical Flood - "All the fountains of the great deep [were] broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened . . . And the flood was forty days upon the earth; and the waters increased; . . . and the ark went upon the face of the waters."(Holy Bible, Genesis 7:11b, 17a, 18b). The flood was a catastrophic event that changed the earth in traumatic ways, but many people deny that this event ever took place. The main documentation of this occurrence is found in the Bible, but since many people refuse to believe that it is a valid source of history and has no weight in science, it cannot be used to say whether or not the earth was ever completely submerged in water....   [tags: Holy Bible Genesis Essays] 2692 words
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Creation, Flood , and Fall - In the course of the semester we have read and discussed several pieces of ancient literature. I have personally been in awe of how many stories touch and mention the creation, flood and fall of mankind. In ancient, world literature pieces such as the book of Genesis in the Bible, Gilgamesh, and Metamorphoses. First, the reader will recognize the distinct presence of the event, creation. In Genesis, the author documents the form of creation to have taken place over seven days. The creator is one person, God....   [tags: World Literature] 1075 words
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Analysis of Lee the Last Years, Charles Flood - In his extraordinary book, Lee the Last Years, Charles Flood gives a rare blend of history and emotion. After Lee’s surrender at Appomattox courthouse, he only lived a total of five years before his death. Some people might think that he was just a general, but the best years of his life were after the war because he changed the minds of the south and he changed education. Even though Robert E. Lee is best remembered for his military campaigns, this is a part of history not told in many history books because he did more than any other American to heal the wounds of the south and he served as a president for Washington College, which was later renamed after his death to be Washington and Lee...   [tags: Robert E. Lee Essays]
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Comparison of Flood Stories - Comparison of Flood Stories There have been numerous flood stories identified from ancient sources throughout the world. The Bible and the Koran both have flood stories that are similar but also share differences. The Epic of Gilgamesh also has a flood myth that is contrary to other flood accounts. Even though these stories are all dissimilar they all start because of the faults of man. The notion of the flood comes from a varied source in each story. In the Koran it was Noah who asked God to flood the Earth because of man’s sins while in the Bible, God called down upon Noah and told him of the plan to flood the Earth and destroy all that was upon it because of man’s wickedness....   [tags: essays papers] 593 words
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Johnstown Flood - McCullough presents a meticulously researched, detailed account of the Johnstown Flood of May 31st 1889, which provides arguments for why the disaster was both “the work of man” and “a visitation of providence”. However, it is apparent that McCullough believes that man was more responsible than nature/god for the extent of the catastrophe. In McCullough’s opinion, the storm that caused the flood was no more than the inevitable stimulus of the disaster, whereas the deferred maintenance and poor repairs on the dam were the primary reason that Johnstown was devastated in 1889....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Flood Myths - Flood Myths Myths from many different cultures seem to tell the same story. Themes from Babylonian myth can be seen in Egyptian stories; elements of Christian theology are evident in some ancient Chinese texts, and so on. How is this possible. How can cultures that have had little physical contact present us with such analogous narratives. These questions grow more perplexing when time is considered. Many of these tales are not only from separate corners of the earth, but also seem to have been written in vastly disparate time periods....   [tags: Papers] 1081 words
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HALO:The Flood - HALO:The Flood      Today I am going to tell you about a great book I read lately. It is called HALO:The Flood. The Flood is based on the award-winning Xbox game, Halo. This book was interesting because it tells the story through several different perspectives. Some of the perspectives include: the super-soldier, Master Chief, an alien, another alien, a sergeant, and a few soldiers. Although some new character perspectives are introduced in some chapters, the characters die later in the chapter....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Missoula Flood - Missoula Flood Human beings existing, breathing, and walking around on a measureless, changing and growing quickly as times goes by. Similar to the human growth, landforms kept on changing rapidly over years after years. For many centuries, geologists believed landscapes were formed through a long process known as uniformitarian- a “gradually” slow process of changing its landscapes toward its environments. Evidence of multiple catastrophism- a “speed” process of landform has been developed over the years, especially during the time of J....   [tags: miscellaneous]
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Flood Myth in the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Biblical Flood Myth of Genesis - The Flood in the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Flood of Genesis       The Biblical book, Genesis, of the Old Testament contains an account of an historic Flood which has never been equaled in intensity. Tablet 11of the Sumero-Babylonian version of the epic of Gilgamesh also records a Flood quite expansive and quite devastating. Are they a record of the same event.   E.A. Budge states in Babylonian Story of the Deluge and the Epic of Gilgamesh that the narration of the Flood in Sumero-Babylonian records may simply be related to a local flood instead of a worldwide Flood such as the Bible narrates:   It is not too much to assume that the original event commemorated in the Legend of the De...   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh essays]
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Flood Myth of the Holy Bible and the Epic of Gilgamesh Flood Myth - The Biblical Flood and The Epic of Gilgamesh Flood      In Genesis of the Old Testament the account of the Flood approximates the account recorded on Tablet 11of the Sumero-Babylonian version of the epic of Gilgamesh, discovered in the 1800’s by British archaeologists in Assyria.   N.K. Sandars in the Introduction to his book, The Epic of Gilgamesh, sums up the involvement by the pagan gods in the Sumero-Babylonian Flood narrative:   In the Gilgamesh flood Ishtar and Enlil are as usual the advocates of destruction....   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh essays]
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Biblical Flood Myth of Genesis and the Flood Myth of the Epic of Gilgamesh - The Flood of the Bible and the Flood of Gilgamesh       The story of Noah’s Ark, as told in the old testament, tells how God punished the world because it had become corrupt. God accomplished this by flooding the world, and annihilating all the creatures upon it, except for Noah and his family and a pair of each type of creature on the earth. Each decade, more insight is gained into the origin of the flood story. Based on the information available at the present time, one could argue that the story of Noah’s Ark was based on the Epic of Gilgamesh....   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh essays]
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The Biblical Flood of Genesis Based Upon the Flood of the Epic of Gilgamesh - Biblical Flood Based Upon the Flood of Gilgamesh       In the middle of the nineteenth century, archaeologists unearthed twelve clay tablets. Around the turn of the twentieth century, archaeologists finally managed to decipher the tablets written in Akkadian, the language of ancient royalty and diplomacy. The tablets tell of the story of Gilgamesh. (1) The eleventh tablet tells that Gilgamesh, in his quest for immortality set out on a long journey to look for his ancestor, Utnapishtim. Utnapishtim was already bestowed with eternal life by the gods....   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh essays]
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Comparing the Epic of Gilgamesh Flood Myth and Book of Genesis Biblical Flood Myth - Comparing the Gilgamesh and Genesis Floods       The rendition of the historic, worldwide Flood recorded in Genesis of the Old Testament is similar to the account recorded on Tablet 11of the Sumero-Babylonian version of the epic of Gilgamesh, discovered in the 1800’s by British archaeologists in Assyria. Let us compare the two in this essay.   Alexander Heidel in his book, The Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallels, provides a background for the survivor of the Sumero-Babylonian Flood, Utnapishtim:   Utnapishtim was the son of Ubara-Tutu, the Otiartes, or, rather, Opartes of Berossus....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]
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Comparitive Flood Stories - Comparitive Flood Stories Most comparisons between Genesis and ancient Creation or Flood stories can be classified as comparative religious studies. They generally involve one text isolated from its original historical context (e.g., the Babylonian creation myth Enuma Elish or the Flood tablet of the Gilgamesh Epic) and one related biblical narrative. On the basis of currently available evidence, their earliest-known written form can be dated only to the first half of the first millenium B.C....   [tags: Papers] 3026 words
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Flood Stories in Epic of Gilgamesh and the Genesis Flood of the Christian Bible - Comparison of the Flood Stories in Gilgamesh and the Bible    The two stories closely parallel each other, though Gilgamesh was written down before 2000 BCE and the version in Genesis was compiled ca. 400 BCE. Biblical writers probably knew of the much older myth but revised it so that it fit with their own history and worldview. They intended it to fit with their own mythology. Despite the many similarities between the two stories, this difference in intention is revealed in a number of motifs that distinguish the biblical story from the ancient myth:  Gilgamesh  Genesis  1....   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh essays] 826 words
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Johnstown Flood Disaster - Johnstown Flood May 31, 1889 was a day that brought terror to the small town of Johnstown Pennsylvania. The small town was established in 1794 as a steel town and had a population on 30,000. The cause of the flood actually starts not at the town but 14 upstream at the South Fork Dam were the Little Conemaugh and Stony Creeks rivers meet as you can see in the image below. At this place is Lake Conemaugh, a 3-mile long lake located up against the side of a mountain, 450 feet higher than Johnstown PA....   [tags: American History] 1251 words
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Emergency Response Plan for Floods - Flooding is when large amounts of water suddenly invade an area which had been normally dry (Oxford Advanced learners Dictionary). Floods are one of those disasters which are still a major thread to the world despite the so many efforts to combat it. These are natural hazards because though they are brought about by a natural phenomenon, they often cause lots of damage. The immediate impact on survivors is likely to be injury and death of relatives, damage to crops, housing and infrastructure can also conspire to precipitate acute food shortages and homelessness, water supplies may be contaminated with sewage leading disease....   [tags: Flood Contingency Plan]
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Comparing The Epic of Gilgamesh and Noah and the Flood - Comparing The Epic of Gilgamesh and Noah and the Flood It is said that life is 10% what you make it and 90% how you take it. It is not the circumstances of life that determine a person's character. Rather, it is the way a character responds to those circumstances that provides a display of who he is. "From the Epic of Gilgamesh", as translated by N.K. Sandars, and "Noah and the Flood" from the Book of Genesis, both Gilgamesh and Noah face similar circumstances, but don’t always respond to them the same way....   [tags: Book of Genesis Epic of Gilgamesh]
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Colorado's Hydrologic and Geomorphic Hazard - ... Highway 24 corridor between Colorado Springs and Woodland Park one can observe other fire related geomorphic hazards. The most common rock weathering event that takes place during a fire is rock spalling—the breaking off of rock pieces from boulders in small lensoid-shaped pieces (Shakesby & Doerr, 2005). These pieces of rock are then be transported away from their source either by gravity or by water. Studies conducted by Dorn (2003) suggest that rock weathering increases in the winter as opposed to the summer seasons....   [tags: fire, flood, landscape, sediments]
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Construction and History of the Marshall Ford Dam - In December 1936 the United States Department of the Interior authorized the Lower Colorado River Authority to construct a low dam at the site of an old crossing on the river known as Marshall Ford. Marshall Ford Dam was completed in 1941 through the collaboration of the United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) and the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) of Texas. The original purpose of the dam was to prevent floods from devastating Austin, TX. The capital city had substandard heavy damage from previous floods since its establishment in 1846....   [tags: LCRA, Texas, Colorado River, flood]
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