Comparing the flood stories in the Gilgamesh Epic and Genesis, one is impressed with the numerous similarities between the two accounts.
The Sumerian story of Ziusudra, the Akkadian Atrahasis Epic, and the Gilgamesh Epic are the renowned flood accounts written in the Ancient Near East, in addition to the Genesis account.
It is important to compare the differences in these two flood accounts in order to examine their relationship.
An examination of ethical considerations in the Gilgamesh Epic and the Genesis flood accounts.
In the Gilgamesh Epic, the survivors are Utnapishtim, all of his family and kin, and the craftmen (XI 84–85), and yet their exact number is not mentioned.
The source of the flood, the duration of the flood, and the structure of the ark in the flood accounts are examined for scientific reliability.
An examination of the internal consistency of the flood accounts on the basis of the magnitude of the flood and the test flights.
Examines the flood accounts in light of secular history, including ancient man's theology, the record of the descendants of the survivors, the various flood traditions, and the search for the ark.
After examination, the Genesis account of the flood is verified as the historically valid flood account.
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