What do Noah and flood teach us today?
Only Noah and those on his ark survive. God makes a covenant with humanity never to destroy the world again. The rainbow is given as a reminder of this covenant. When the ark lands, Noah gets drunk and misbehaves. What does ... purpose of the flood story ...
The Sexy Epic of Gilgamesh
Some 4750 years old, the epic of Gilgamesh has long interested Biblical scholars because of its version of the Flood story ... Rachael Kohn: Well the ancient world was full of stories of heroes. What does the epic of Gilgamesh teach us about humanity?
Inspired by the Flood Story
That is, in actual fact, what the Bible’s flood story did with earlier versions. And it is what the Book of Jubilees and 1 Enoch (among others) do with the Bible’s story. Anyone who is shocked at the notion of reworking this story needs to learn more ...
Marina Warner on 'Gilgamesh,' the flood and what remains
That there are so many flood stories, she suggests, does not indicate “one single universal deluge ... Writing of George Smith, who discovered “The Epic of Gilgamesh” in the 19th century, Warner observes that “his joy was occasioned above ...
Hijacking the Ark: Do Creationists Own the "Noah" Story?
One of the most dramatic stories from ancient Mesopotamia available to the Hebrew authors was the story of a great flood recorded in the Epic of Gilgamesh ... the story of Noah was already borrowed and given a new purpose by Hebrew scribes.