The Epic of Gilgamesh and The Bible: Comparing the Flood Stories
In both The Epic of Gilgamesh and the Bible, a flood takes place. The flood in both stories destroys most of mankind. These floods are a symbol. They represent rebirth and a new beginning for mankind, as well as the gods or Godís wrath. In the epic of Gilgamesh the gods decided to destroy mankind by flooding earth for six days and nights.
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that these stories suggest is that what people want as a reward is different. In Babylon culture, immortality is considered a gift. In Hebrew culture, rewards of food and blessings is what Noah wanted.
If I had to Choose between being Noah, or Utnapishtim, I would be tempted to have eternal life, like Utnapishtim, but I would probably choose to be Noah, because I would be blessed. Also, Noah is more recognized today than Utnapishtim.