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The Vanity of Fame in ‘The Epic of Gilgamesh’

Christian circles largely know The Epic of Gilgamesh in terms of comparison.  The story does act as something of a parallel to the biblical story of Noah, albeit with important differences – the gods regret sending the flood, and they were not unanimous in saving the Noah figure, Utnapishtim.  But the story taken in its whole is saying something more interesting, something close to the heart of the biblical book of Ecclesiastes.

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