Gilgamesh and Genesis

Compares and contrasts the theme of honor and trust found in both the “Epic of Gilgamesh” and “Genesis” 1-3 and 6-9.

Discussion of the topic of honor and trust found in stories in “Gilgamesh” and “Genesis” 1-3 and 6-9. The stories are compared to a contract whether verbally or written. In the story of “The Flood” in Gilgamesh and in Genesis, God or the Higher Power is asking Utnapishtim and Noel to put their trust in Him and believe what he directs them to do in building a ship. In any contract, whether verbal or written, the parties must honor and trust the other parties involved. In the two stories both men are asked to trust and honor the higher power or they will die along with wicked mankind. Both men willingly listen and follow the specific directions given to them. Whether it is the story of Gilgamesh or Noah, both men put their trust and honor in their Gods and obey the instructions given to both.