The gilgamesh flood myth is a flood myth in the epic of gilgamesh many scholars believe that the flood myth was added to tablet xi in the standard version of the gilgamesh epic by an editor who utilized the flood story from the epic of atrahasis a short reference to the flood myth is also present in the much older. A recently discovered babylonian tablet is a blueprint for a round-shaped ark that animals could board two by two.
2 pfost: a literary analysis of the flood story in tablet iii of the old babylonian atrahasis epic, tablet xi of the standard version of the epic of gilgamesh, and the genesis account2 however, rather than examining the relationship between the mesopotamian and biblical ver- sions by seeking to determine.
“the outstanding example of material taken from elsewhere into the gilgamesh epic is the account of the flood in tablet xi of the late version [tanknote: 'late version' is dated 1000 bc-600 bc roughly], lines 15 through 196 there is no evidence that the whole story was recounted in the old babylonian.
The conclusion of the examination of tablets of this class, i lithographed the newly identified texts in were part of the sixth tablet, the kakhadu in 1 35 might possibly be marduk's head (compare also i7z-~ur-ma in 1 of these, which is written both in sumerian and babylonian,' the great babylonian cities and temples.
Text location and analysis, it is estimated that only 10% of the tablets in mesopotamia have been unearthed (wenhan institution of kingship, the founding of the first cities, and the great flood the limited flood texts 9 the babylonian epics, atrahasis and gilgamesh, both show remarkably detailed.
Eleventh section (tablet xi) contained an account of the flood that was clearly related to the story of noah in of the cuneiform text of the entire gilgamesh epic , utilizing all the known tablets, assyrian and babylonian other middle babylonian tablets are now known from ur and nippur in babylonia itself in thompson's. The spinning of ur how sir leonard woolley, james r ogden and the british museum interpreted and represented the past to generate funding for the excavation of ur in discovered a tablet in 1872 while working at the bm, bearing part of the babylonian of the city of ur, the ancestral home of the patriarch abraham.
From the extracts that have been preserved of the history of berosus we obtain a brief summary of the babylonian version of the deluge according these tablets date from the seventh century bc, and the story told on them appears as part of a great poem concerning an ancient hero named gilgamesh.