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    The Genesis Flood

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    subside the human population was to send a drought down. Next was the plague, and then the famine. All in attempt to eradicate the humans and get rid of all disturbances. In the midst of these attempts, Astrahasis remained. Astrahasis was the human servant of the God Enki. Every time Enlil came up with a different way to decrease human population, Enki warned Astrahasis telling him to protect his family. As time went on Enlil grew more impatient with the humans making him more irritable and predisposed to wanting them gone. In agreeance and persuading with the other Gods, Enlil finally sent down the flood that was initiated to end humanity. The flood begins and everything and all humans were destroyed. When Enki informed Astrahasis of this deluge he advised him to build an ark for him and his family, and he also told him to take along as many animals as he could. He told Astrahasis “Wall, listen constantly to me! Reed hut, make sure you attend to all my words! Dismantle the house, build a boat . . . Roof it like the Apsu so the sun cannot see inside it! Make upper decks and lower decks, the tackle must be very strong, the bitumen [a kind of tar] strong” (Dalley 29-30). So Astrahasis built an ark, and did what he was commanded to do by his God. This flood did more damage than the Gods expected, it wiped out everything. No one on earth could see anything because the sun was gone. “Like a wild ass screaming the winds howled, the darkness was total, there was no sun. . . . As for…

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    at the evidence deposited in the earth from thousands of years ago, something that can be seen, touched, smelled, and understood will be paramount in understanding truth about the Great Flood. As a matter of fact, the evidence of fossils will not only teach us there was aquatic life over parts the earth, but evidence in high places around the globe. The Biblical writing defines that the earth that was during the pre-flood is no longer the same as we know it today. 2 Peter 3:6 “Whereby the world…

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    Paige Abern CLCV 3800 12/08/2014 The Deluge Myths: Deucalion, Genesis, and Gilgamesh A common folk motif found in many ancient religions is that of deluge, or flood, myths. These myths often depict a great flood sent by a deity(ies) to wipe out a civilization, usually as a form of divine retribution. There are many flood myths from all areas of the world, however this paper will focus on three relatively well known myths: The Greek Deucalion myth, The Abrahamic religion myth in Genesis of…

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    Bible Flood Essay

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    Looking thoroughly at evidential proof of a worldwide flood, there are multiple biblical accounts, written accounts, and scientific statements that many scholars believe the claims of the catastrophic event [the worldwide flood] actually happened. Is there really evidence that proves the world wide flood actually happened that is written about in the book of Genesis? The Bible gives testimony of the Great Flood and how it covered the whole earth: “Now the flood was on the earth forty days. The…

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    To many people, the story of The Great Flood from the Bible is commonly known. But, what is not typically realized is the many similarities it shares with The Epic of Gilgamesh. In both the Bible and The Epic of Gilgamesh, there are many common themes including a great flood to wipe out humanity, saving the animals from death by the flood and blessing the builder of the ark after the flood subsided. The common theme of a flood wiping out humanity is shared between the Bible and The Epic of…

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    Despite Britain being a superpower in the years prior to World War One, Britain was not an exemplary leader. In fact, it had fallen so far behind with important aspects of international relations such as trade that newer countries such as Germany were able to advance on its own and surprise Britain as it would be considered a legitimate opponent. This perspective of pre-war Britain is brought into the light in Arthur Marwick's "The Deluge" and Niall Ferguson's, "The Pity of War". Although both…

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    Gilgamesh Flood Myth

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    around the world; all varying in details but having the main focus of a flood. We all have heard stories passed down from generation to generation each time slightly different from the last. two different people can tell the same event, and have two different stories; Which is why many people don’t trust documents or stories from as 700 BCE., there is so much room for error in the oral or written statements.There is one story in particular that has many variations and widely known: The Flood…

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    Prior to reading Chapter 1 and “At Sea in a Deluge of Data”, I realized how elementary my definition of information literacy was. I believed information literacy was the ability to find information using a variety of research methods. So, you can imagine reading the definition was surprising, yet the definition seemed simplistic. Per our course text, “Information literacy is the ability to identify a need for information and successfully locate, evaluate, and use that information ethically and…

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    The Great Flood in “Genesis 6-9” vs. “The Epic of Gilgamesh” There are many contradictions about the validity of stories in the Hebrew Bible. For example, “The Epic of Gilgamesh” has a few scenes that are similar to that of the Hebrew Bible. One scene in particular is Utanaphistim’s account of the Great Flood. The contradictions arise because Gilgamesh is dated as being written before the Hebrew bible. Therefore, The Epic of Gilgamesh’s flood has a few similarities to that of Noah’s flood in…

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    Humankind has a long history that awes each generation. These histories are usually preserved in different forms like art, writings or even songs. Each region of the world holds human history and each is different from each other. This means that once a certain human history is discovered, the whole world will need to learn about it. Since each part of the world has a different language, translation is a necessary tool in ensuring the history of a certain place is known in another by…

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