This article examines several parallels between the Gilgamesh Epic
and the Old Testament. Due to the limited space for articles and due
to familiarity with the material, comparisons between the
Babylonian account of the Deluge and the Flood narrative in
Genesis 6-9 are omitted. Instead, the focus is on less obvious
parallels not necessarily stressing the resemblance between two
narratives but rather illuminating a worldview that the Old
Testament shares with the rest of the Ancient Near East.