Please read the following primary sources and then answer the questions below:
- Excerpts from The Book of Genesis (1-3, 6-8, 22) http://www.professorcampbell.org/sources/genesis.html
“The Flood Story” from The Epic of Gilgamesh https://web.archive.org/web/20180924021142/http://www.livius.org/articles/misc/great-flood/flood3_t-gilgamesh/
Compare the assigned primary sources and write a discussion post answering the following questions:
- What specific similarities between the two stories were you able to find?
- What might account for these similarities?
Make sure that your post begins with a sentence which clearly states your main argument, and that it refers to specific evidence from the sources in order to support that argument. Then provide a substantial response to at least one of your classmates’ posts.
When you have completed your response, please respond to another classmate’s post with a substantial response.
Note: You will not be able to view your classmates’ posts until you make your first post.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length, but not exceed 500 words. Your response to your classmate’s post should be at least 2-3 substantive sentences.