3.0 The Flood Myth: Similarities & Differences

3.0.1 Overview

[callout]The most well-known ancient Near Eastern story retold in the Bible is the Flood Myth. We have several flood stories that date before the Noah flood account in Genesis: Sumerian Flood Story, Atrahasis, and Gilgamesh. In this lesson, we will compare the similarities and differences between the accounts.

This lesson includes:

  • X short video lectures: Watch the videos and download the slides.
  • Suggested readings: Each lesson includes several biblical verses to read. They are linked to the NSRV version at Bible Gateway, but you are welcome to use your own Bible translation.
  • Short quizzes: Each lesson has a 2-4 question quiz to verify your understanding of the material
  • Discussion questions: Many of the lessons have questions you can discuss in the forum (optional).

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To complete this module, pass all lesson quizzes. (You can take each quiz multiple times.)