The flood story in Genesis 6–8 matches the Gilgamesh flood myth so closely that "few doubt that
The Noah story of the Pentateuch is almost identical to a flood story contained in the Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh, composed about 2000 BC. The few variations including the number of days of the deluge, the order of the birds, and the name of the mountain on which the ark rests. The flood story in Genesis 6–8 matches the Gilgamesh flood myth so closely that "few doubt that it derives from a Mesopotamian account." What is particularly noticeable is the way the Genesis flood story follows the Gilgamesh flood tale "point by point and in the same order", even when the story permits other alternatives.
The title of my new book is "ETERNAL LIFE" under the pen name MARGARITA Potentially be available for purchase on our online bookstore in September 2017.