Even though The Epic of Gilgamesh and Genesis: Noah and The Flood have similar details they both differ dramatically, because of the religious aspects, their different views of destroying mankind , and the importance of the arc.
The Epic of Gilgamesh and Genesis are two different texts from different time periods. “The Epic of Gilgamesh was written before 2000 B.C.” (The Epic of Gilgamesh) and “Genesis was written in 1445 B.C. which was much later than the Gilgamesh flood” (GTY). The question many people ask is whether the Epic of Gilgamesh really occurred or if Genesis: Noah and the Flood were plagiarized from Gilgamesh. Be...
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...esh travels. Gilgamesh grows and changes, and is confronted by his desire to gain immortality, which satisfies the moral and significance of the epic. One is also known as a myth while the other is believed to be plagiarized. However, it hasn’t been proven but true Christians will believe in Genesis and others will continue to debate whether the Epic of Gilgamesh happened or not.
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