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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 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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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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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 emphasized: the Hebrew version has been completely moralized....   [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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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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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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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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Development in Flood Zone - ... They are known as catastrophe prone areas (floods, landslides and health hazard). It has originated from difficult problems of housing, immigration rates, politics, physical planning, landlessness, and employment in urban areas (Sietchiping 2000). Many build their homes and grow their food on river flood plains intowns and cities (Douglas 2008). Inundation along some of the low-lying floodplains adjacent to major rivers can be both widespread and long in duration (Zillman 1999). In the case of the Ganges–Brahmaputra–Megna river system in Bangladesh, 110 million people are relatively unprotected on the floodplain of southern Asia’s most flood-prone river system (Smith 1996 pg 258)....   [tags: Population, Urban Areas] 790 words
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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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Contrast of “Gilgamesh” and “The Flood” - ... Therefore, Noah and his immediate family, together with selected plants and various land animals, will withstand the future world flood in an ark. After the flood ebbs; Noah leaves the ark and” built an altar to the Lord and he took every clean cattle and every clean fowl and offered burnt offerings on the alter (45).” Noah does all that the Lord request of him; likewise, Noah proves himself to be as the Lord has stated, “righteous and blameless” by building the ark in timely approach; therefore, worthy of being spared....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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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 the coastal and ocean systems....   [tags: Papers] 953 words
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Buffalo Creek Flood Disaster - ... Yet to be able to use these concepts to analyze Buffalo Creek after the flood, first some aspects of the community must be looked at that existed before the flood. To understand what truly happened to the community, we have to compare life in Buffalo Creek before and after the destruction in order to see what was lost. Before February 26, 1972 Buffalo Creek was a community of about 5,000 residents with a multitude of close kin and friendship ties inside the community. The residents were connected by a shared culture and a shared landscape....   [tags: Analysis, Emilie Durkheim] 1908 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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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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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 Deluge was a serious and prolonged inundation or flood in Lower Babylonia, which was accompanied by great loss of life and destruction of property....   [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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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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The Truth Behind Noah and the Great Flood - ... In the Islam faith, Noah is seen as one of the most significant prophets of all. The seventy-first chapter is named after him. Noah’s narratives consist of his preaching as well as the story of the Flood. He has many titles in the Qur’an, including “True Messenger of God” and “Grateful Servant of God.” Noah is reviled and reproached by his people for being a human messenger and not an angel. They mock him, call him a liar, and even suggest that he is possessed by the devil when he ceases to preach....   [tags: Geology ]
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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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Flood of Epic of Gilgamesh and Book of Genesis of the Holy Bible - The Flood of Gilgamesh Perhaps the most popular comparison with Noah's Flood is that of an ancient Babylonian story of a similar flood. A quick look at the text does show some key similarities between them however there are also some pointed differences. I will show you both and let you decide whether there is or is not a connection. First let us look at the similarities: *It is set in the Iraqi/Turkey area.....similar to the Biblical Flood. *A man is warned by a god to build a ship so he could survive a coming flood, sent by the divine powers....   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh essays] 1107 words
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Essay on The Holy Bible - Proof of the Biblical Flood - 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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Comparing Noah and the Ark and The Story of the Great Flood - Comparing Noah and the Ark and The Story of the Great Flood "The Story of the Great Flood" and the account of Noah and the ark are two similar stories in regards to their general message, however both are very different. The main idea of these two stories is that the life of mankind was filled with sin and each given deity destroyed them. In both accounts, the deity has the same purpose for their action against man. Also mentioned is the working of one god versus multiple gods. These two occurrences highlight differences between divine beings and human beings....   [tags: Papers] 433 words
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Flood in Epic of Gilgamish and Book of Genesis of the Holy Bible - The Flood in The Epic of Gilgamish and The Bible The story of the great flood is probably the most popular story that has survived for thousands of years and is still being retold today.  It is most commonly related within the context of Judeo-Christian tradition.  In the Holy Bible, the book of Genesis uses the flood as a symbol of God's wrath as well as His hope that the human race can maintain peace and achieve everlasting salvation.  The tale of Noah's Ark begins with God's expression of dismay as to the degenerate state of the human race at the time.  People were behaving wickedly and sinfully and God decided that a genetic cleansing was necessary.  He spared only Noah and his family, along with two of every type of animal; one male and one female.  The other most popular flood story is found in the Epic of Gilgamish.  In this text, the gods have decided to destroy everything on earth by creating a great flood.  The only survivor is a man named Utnapishtim, spared because he is the god Ea's favorite human.  The Babylonian God Ea had decided to eliminate humans and other land animals with a great flood, which was to become "the end of all flesh".  He selected Utnapishtim, to build an ark to save a few humans, and some of other animals, much like Noah.  In comparing and contrasting the Babylonian text and the biblical story of Noah's Ark, there are many similarities between the two stories and one would conclude that they are essentially identical.  The Genesis story describes how mankind had become corrupt and how the earth was filled with violence.  In the Babylonian story, the people were too numerous and noisy.  The gods said, "The uproar of mankind is intolerable and sleep is no longer possible by reason of the Babel." So the gods agreed to exterminate mankind.  Other similarities consist of the following criteria found in the two stories:  The Gods (or God) knew of one righteous man, Utnapishtim or Noah.  The Gods (or God) ordered the hero's to build a multi-story wooden ark.  Both of the hero's, in the stories, initially complained about their assignment to build the boat.  The ark would be sealed with pitch, and have many internal compartments.  It would have a single door, and at least one window.  The ark was built and loaded with the hero, a few other humans, and samples from all species of other land animals.  A great rain came pouring down, covering the land with water.  The hero's sent out birds at regular intervals to find if any dry land was in the vicinity.  The first two birds returned to the ark.  The third bird apparently found dry land because it did not return.  The hero's and their families left the ark, ritually killed an animal, and offered it as a sacrifice.  God (or the gods in the Epic of Gilgamish) smelled the roasted meat of the sacrifice.  The hero's were blessed.  The Babylonian gods seemed genuinely sorry for the genocide that they had created....   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh Essays]
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A Flood Hydrograph and the Factors That Affect its Form - A Flood Hydrograph and the Factors That Affect its Form A flood hydrograph is a graph of two axis, 'discharge' and 'time'. Plotted on the graph is the amount of discharge over a period of time. By looking at a hydrograph, a lot of information and data can be gathered about the river, the precipitation, the surrounding area and vegetation etc. The gradient, height and length of a line can tell you a lot of this information. There are many different factors that can affect the appearance and shape of a hydrograph....   [tags: Papers] 769 words
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Comparing the Flood and Creation in Ovid's Metamorphoses and Genesis - The Flood and Creation in Ovid's Metamorphoses and Genesis Two Sources Cited "Where did man come from. Where did time begin. Who, or what, created all things?" These are questions that mankind has sought to answer from the beginning of existence as it is known today. Many stories and fables have been told and passed down from generation to generation, yet two have survived the test of time and criticism. The Biblical account in Genesis, probably written by Moses around 1500 B.C., and the story of creation and flood in Ovid's Metamorphosis, written somewhere between 8 and 17 A.D., have weathered the criticism and become the most famous....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 1080 words
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Case Study: Water Management Scheme/Flood Control - Case Study: Water Management Scheme/Flood Control Aswan Dam, Egypt · The Aswan Dam is in Egypt, which is in Africa. The dam is on the river Nile which is 6698km long, the dam is 3600km and extends 480km into Sudan. · Aswan is about 200km away from the Egyptian coast bordering the Red Sea · Is about 700km south of Cairo – the capital of Egypt · About 800km South of the Mediterranean Sea · About 230km North of the Border of Sudan · About 800km West of the Border of Libya [IMAGE] The features of the dam were: · To prevent flooding of the land around the river Nile....   [tags: Papers] 461 words
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Flood of Epic of Gilgamesh and Book of Genesis of the Holy Bible - The Flood of Gilgamesh and Genesis   The Epic of Gilgamesh records a story of a world-wide flood and pre-dates Genesis. So some claim that this invalidates the Genesis record. But P.J. Wiseman presents an interesting theory in this regard in his book Ancient Records and the Structure of Genesis (New York: Thomas Nelson, 1985). He believes that Moses did not write Genesis but rather translated it from ancient stone tablets written in Cuneiform script. The tablets each would have been originally written by eye-witnesses of the particular events, or those who received their information from eye-witnesses....   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh essays] 724 words
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Flood Myth of Epic of Gilgamesh and Book of Genesis of the Holy Bible - A Comparison of the Flood of Gilgamesh and the Bible People grow up listening to the story of Noah and the flood. They remember the length of the flood, the dove, and the rainbow very vividly. However, most people do not realize that the story is told throughout many different cultures and with accounts older than Genesis¹s version in the Bible. Although each of the accounts tells of the flood, there are many variations to the story. One such story can be found in the Epic of Gilgamesh. Although the Epic of Gilgamesh is similar to the Genesis version, there are some differences in the days leading to, during, and after the flood....   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh Essays] 805 words
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Creation, Flood and the Hero in Epic of Gilgamesh and Book of Genesis of the Christian Bible - Creation, Flood and the Hero in Gilgamesh and the Bible   The Epic of Gilgamesh compares to the Bible in many different ways. The epic has a different perspective than the Bible does. This paper is a contrast and comparison between the two books. The three main points of this paper will be the Creation, Flood and the Hero.   The way these two books start out is creation. This is the first similarity that we can state. God created man out of the earth, “In the beginning God created the Heaven and the Earth”....   [tags: Epic Gilgamesh essays] 1008 words
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Comparing the Great Flood in Epic of Gilgamesh and the Biblical story of Noah’s Ark - Comparing the Great Flood in Epic of Gilgamesh and the Biblical story of Noah’s Ark Many of the same ancient stories can be found in different cultures. Each story differs in a small way, but the general idea remains synonymous. One story that is paralleled in several cultures is the legend of a great flood. The epic of Gilgamesh resembles the Bible’s story of Noah’s Ark, but specific details differ in several aspects.      The story of Gilgamesh originates from twelve fire-hardened, mud tablets, written in cuneiform, in the Mesopotamian culture from around 2500 B.C.E....   [tags: Epic of Gilgamesh Holy Bible]
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Noahs Ark vs. Gilgamesh Epic - Noahs Ark vs. Gilgamesh Epic      The Gilgamesh Epic is an ancient Mesopotamian story about life and the suffering one must endure while alive. Included in the story, is a tale of a great flood that covered the earth, killing all but a select few of it’s inhabitants. This story of a great flood is common to most people, and has affected history in several ways. It’s presence in the Gilgamesh Epic has caused many people to search for evidence that a great flood actually happened. It has also caused several other religions and cultures to take the same basic story, claiming it for their own....   [tags: Religion Religious Epic Gilgamesh Flood Essays] 1553 words
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