GILGAMESH Vs GENESIS:
In our society, which is overwhelmingly Judeo-Christian, students often
find it difficult to compare Bible stories with tales from other cultures,
because our own belief system is wrapped up in the prior, and it is hard for many
of us to go against our traditional faith to evaluate them objectively. But in a
comparison of the Biblical book of Genesis with the ancient Sumerian text, Epic
of Gilgamesh, many parallels suggest that
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