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Unformatted text preview: an influence onthe story of Noah in Genesis 7-9. (There are also important differences.) For this short writing assignment, however, you do not need to read about or to discuss Noah. Instead, compare and contrast the way the divine treats humans in the Utnapishtim story and in Genesis 1. If you wish, you might focus on the passages above (A and B), but dont forget the context in which God says these words in Genesis and Enlil says these words in Gilgamesh . Then, note which one of the stories you prefer . Does one offer a more compelling and/or realistic picture of the relationship between humans and the divine? Even though there is plenty to say on this topic, please keep your comments brief in fact, no longer than one page. We want to jog your thinking and to enhance the seminar discussion; you need not write a fully-fledged, polished essay. You will receive one of two grades: check for satisfactory work or minus for unsatisfactory (or non-existent!) work....
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- Fall '07