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the_flood_tablet [2013/04/01 10:33]
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 [[http://​cdli.ucla.edu/​P273210|CDLI page]]\\ ​ [[http://​cdli.ucla.edu/​P273210|CDLI page]]\\ ​
  
-//​Description//: ​Lorem ipsum dolor sit ametconsectetur adipisicing elitsed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliquaUt enim ad minim veniamquis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequatDuis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariaturExcepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proidentsunt in culpa qui officia deserunt mollit anim id est laborum+//​Description//: ​A Mesopotamian tale of a great flood and one survivor chosen by the Godsthis tablet caused a stir when discovered in the 19th century due to its similarity to the flood narrative in the Hebrew Bible. The Babylonian flood story, found on the eleventh tablet of the Epic of Gilgameshtells of the gods' decision to send a flood to destroy the earthOne godEa, relays the plan to a man named Utu-napishtimUtu-napishtim is further instructed to build a boat in order to save himself, his family, and animals of all kindsRain descends for six daysafter which the water abates and the ship is again on solid ground. Two birds are released, but find no resting-place. Finally a raven which had been sent out did not return showing that the waters had receded. Utu-napishtim emerges and later tells this story to Gilgamesh.\\ 
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-//​Edition(s)//:​+//​Edition(s)//: ​George, Andrew R. Gilgamesh. Vol. II, 124ff, J
  
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