Recycled Stories in the Bible: The Flood

Recycled Stories in the Bible: The Flood November 26, 2012

In today’s class, we discussed how awareness of an earlier tradition of telling versions of the same story – as in the case of the Genesis flood story, paralleled in ancient Mesopotamian literature in the Atrahasis and Gilgamesh epics – can be important for understanding the later version of the story in question.

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