Gilgamesh Parallelism

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A flood is an overthrow of water on a usually dry piece of land.(Achtemeier, p.431) In the Epic of Gilgamesh, a flood is drawn up by the council of gods to wipe out all humanity. ( In Genesis, God does the same thing to wipe out humanity because he is tired of man's sins. Genesis (6:5-6),"The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. 6 The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled." ( Each of these accounts have many similarities, and are a great example of parallelism, but one doesn't influence the other. In the Bible, God tells Noah to build an ark. In the Epic of Gilgamesh, Ea warns Utnapishtim of the flood and tells him the same thing. Each of these narratives are part of the same literary tradition (Achtemeier, p.431), but one is not influenced by the other, because the Bible was not influenced by man, it was influenced by the divinity of the Holy Spirit. The Epic of Gilgamesh was caused by the council of god's being annoyed with humanity’s noisiness, which is very similar to the Bible where …show more content…
(Jones, p.87) Genesis is written by the Apostles and disciples inspired by the divinity of the Holy Spirit. ( The Bible has infallibility the incapability of being wrong. ( This is because the Bible is the word of God in written form, revealed by the Holy Spirit. Therefore the Epic of Gilgamesh cannot influence the Bible. God makes a covenant with Noah in Genesis, (6:18) "But I will establish my covenant with you, and you will enter the ark—you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you." ( This proves that God's covenant with Noah was real and the account happened exactly how it was