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Two Great Floods

Summary: Although some minor differences exist between them, the flood stories in both the Bible and the Epic of Gilgamesh are essentially similar. In both, the God or Gods create a flood to destroy mankind and choose one man to build a vessel in order to save himself, his family, and all the animals on Earth.
Two Great Floods

In both the Bible and the Epic of Gilgamesh the God or Gods create a flood to destroy mankind. In Gilgamesh,the Gods decide something needs to be done because the humans are being loud and disturbing the Gods. In the Bible's version of the flood story, God regrets creating mankind because the humans have become evil God chooses Noah and his family to start a new beginning.

In the Bible God becomes regretful of creating mankind because he sees that they are wicked and they only have evil thoughts. The Lord decides, he "will destroy human beings I made on earth. And I will destroy every animal and everything that crawls on the earth. I will also destroy the birds of the air." (Genesis 6:7) After God makes his decision to create a great flood he chooses Noah to build an ark to save...

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