Comparison of the Flood Stores in The Bible and …
Comparison of the Flood in the Bible and the Epic of Gilgamesh
In the meantime—what has happened to the Holy Bible? It has become a piece of . Bible publishing has become like the popular music industry, in which the songs are given only so much air time before they are replaced by newer ones. The Bible racks at the Christian bookstore have become like the toothpaste aisle at the grocery store—ten brand names, with several “new and improved” formulas, available in four varieties each. The resemblance is not accidental. In both cases the same principles of product development and brand marketing are in operation.
Comparing the flood stories in the Gilgamesh Epic and Genesis, ..
What are the effects of assuming that Bible readers can handle only short sentences? The most obvious quality that is at once diminished is the unity and coherence of a writer’s line of thought. Also lost is the ability to show the subordination of parts of a writer’s thought to the whole. With subordination removed from sight, all thoughts become coordinate, placed on the same plane even when the writer clearly placed them into a hierarchy of primary and secondary. This necessarily results in a distortion of the nuances of an author’s intended meaning.