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The story of Noah’s ark and the flood in the Christian bible could have influenced the story of the food in The Epic of Gilgamesh. You can see this relation by what both characters were told to do and what followed after. In The Bible, God said, “I am going to put an end to all people, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. I am surely going to destroy both them and the earth. So make yourself an ark of cypress wood; make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out. This is how you are to build it: The ark is to be three hundred cubits long, fifty cubits wide and thirty cubits high. Make a roof for it, leaving below the roof an opening one cubit high all around. Put a door in the side of the ark and make lower, middle …show more content…
In the story, Ea said, “Utnapishtim should bring his family and the seed of every species.” Those two stories directly relate to each other. Since The Bible was written before The Epic of Gilgamesh, the story of Gilgamesh directly related their flood to the flood Christ caused in The Bible. In both stories, when the storm was finished, the characters got off the boat. In The Epic of Gilgamesh, the gods prepared a sacrifice. The gods of heaven were famished and gathered around the altar. In Noah’s ark, when he got off the boat, Christ built an alter and they gathered around it and worshipped the Lord.
In The epic of Gilgamesh, and in The Bible, they were both told exactly how to build the boat, exactly how many of each animal they wanted, and to bring their families along. Also, they were both told when to get of the ship, and a both had an alter there for them to worship the

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