U of M - West Civs 1031W Exam 1 Review

U of M - West Civs 1031W Exam 1 Review - Gilgamesh Flood...

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Gilgamesh Flood vs. Hebrew Flood Essay Points: -Similarity: Flood wipes out all but select person and family members and other life forms -Difference: Noah has a vertical relationship w/ his deity (COVENANT) so the deity tells him the flood is coming. NOAH IS OBEDIENT Utanapishtim is told indirectly by Ea whom overhears the other gods planning to flood the earth. -Difference: REASON FOR FLOOD… Noah = deity regrets making humans and wishes to wash away all humanity. MORAL ISSUES/PURPOSE Utanapishtim = gods just decide to do it. They created humanity and decide to wipe away their creation. -Difference: The way the participants react. Noah = fine with flood. All that matters is his relationship w/ the deity. Utanapishtim = upset, distressed and weeping. He sees society destroyed for no real purpose and questions the gods. Water Essay Points: -Agriculture = Annual flood, Canals -Political stability in Egypt -Judgment = Trial by water. Intro/Thesis The Nile, Tigris and Euphrates river are the life of both Sumerian and Egyptian civilization. These continuous sources of water were the blood of these early civilizations, defining their cultures and allowing them to prosper. Agriculture in both Egypt and Sumer was improved through the building of irrigation canals and the annual flood which brought a rich layer of silt to the topsoil in Egypt. Egyptian society was reliant on the annual flood of the Nile to bring stability to their government, as their pharaohs would rise
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