• Babylonian

    by Published on 01-06-2011 01:53 AM
    1. Categories:
    2. Babylonian

    The Flood Narrative From the Gilgamesh Epic

    Gilgamesh has made a long and difficult journey to learn how Utnapishtim acquired eternal life. In answer to his questions, Utnapishtim tells the following story. Once upon a time, the gods destroyed the ancient city of Shuruppak in a great flood. But Utnapishtim, forewarned by Ea (=Enki), managed to survive by building a great ship. His immortality was a gift bestowed by the repentant gods in recognition of his ingenuity and his faithfulness in reinstituting the sacrifice.

    Shurippak - a city which thou knowest,
    (And) which on Euphrates’ banks is set -
    That city was ancient, (as were) the gods within it,
    When their heart led the great gods to produce the flood.
    There were Anu, their father,
    Valiant Enlil, their counsellor,
    Ninurta, their herald,
    Ennuge, their irrigator.
    Ninigiku-Ea was also present with them;
    Their words he repeats to the reed-hut (home of Utnapishtim):
    ‘Reed-hut, reed-hut! Wall! Wall!
    Reed-hut, hearken! Wall, reflect!
    Man of Shuruppak (Utnapishtim), son of Ubar-Tutu,
    Tear down (this) house, build a ship!
    Give up possessions, seek thou life.
    Despise property and keep the soul alive.
    Aboard the ship take thou the seed of all living things.
    The ship that thou shalt build, ...
  • Recent Forum Posts

    TrueBeliever

    Marxist Critical Theory..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeJGckDSV2g&t=614s

    TrueBeliever Yesterday, 11:47 AM Go to last post
    TrueBeliever

    Re: Communists Throw Burning US Flag on Secret Service Officer in Front of White Hous

    Once again the left prove their best argument against a common sense pro-white, but also pro-minority that work hard and don't behave badly. Is to pull stupid stunts like this. They are lucky they...

    TrueBeliever Yesterday, 11:31 AM Go to last post
    Archivist

    Zechariah (Part #03)

    Zechariah (Part #03) - Pastor J. Visser @ Covenant People's Ministry

    Zechariah (Part #03) [2020] - NEW!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EBXRwJd3pM

    MP4 | 2020

    Archivist 04-05-2020, 09:50 PM Go to last post
    Archivist

    Re: CPM Weekly Classic

    CPM Weekly Classic (March 11th, 2020)

    Questions from Revelation [2018] answers eight specific questions presented alongside our Apocalypse series in the ministerial year 2018. Does antichrist come...

    Archivist 04-03-2020, 10:04 PM Go to last post
    Archivist

    Zechariah (Part #02)

    Zechariah (Part #02) - Pastor J. Visser @ Covenant People's Ministry

    Zechariah (Part #02) [2020] - NEW!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXUpvQtEWwo

    MP4 | 2020

    Archivist 04-03-2020, 08:18 PM Go to last post
  • Recent Articles

  • CNN Videos