What problem does the epIc of Gilgamesh have?
Explain how the epic of Gilgamesh is similar to the story of Noah from the Christian and Jewish holy books?
This epic is just about King Gilgamesh and his friend Enkidu trying fight an immortal god. Enkidu represents one of the earliest instances of the archetype of the "Noble Savage". His friendship for Gilgamesh one of classic brotherly love. The Epic has elements of many of the core metaphors of classical western literature.
The question has it backwards. It should be: What elements of the Epic of Gilgamesh reappear in the Bible? _____________ I agree completely. Historically, the epic came first. The most obvious biblical allusions to the epic are the flood story (which uses an almost identical framework to that in Gilgamesh) and the story of Adam and Eve (which contains many themes in common with the story of Enkidu and Shamhat).