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Origin of the Nephilim in Mesopotamia

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The Anunnaki in the Epic of Gilgamesh compared to the Nephilim Flood Narrative?
Scholars have long debated whether the Anunnaki in the Epic of Gilgamesh is the same beings as the Nephilim of Genesis 6. there is a direct connection between these two groups of entities which sheds light on this critical question. One of the biggest problems with interpreting certain parts of ancient texts, such as the Book of Genesis, and other writings, can be traced back to an almost fanatical obsession. Many have treated all such writings as purely historical documents rather than trying to understand them within their proper cultural context. We run into all kinds of challenges because we deal with stories initially intended to be read or listened to for entertainment or some religious significance rather than for their scientific or historical accuracy. This does not mean that these narratives have no value in terms of what they can teach us about ancient societies but means that scholars need to approach them from different perspectives if they wish to make any progress when it comes time for interpretation.
Was Noah’s flood an actual event?
“The Epic of Gilgamesh,” written in ancient Akkadian and Babylonian, is an epic poem discovered on 12 clay tablets. It tells the story of Gilgamesh, a demigod king who seeks to find immortality after being grieved by the death of his companion Enkidu. The hero travels across the world and meets Utnapishtim, the survivor of a great flood sent by the gods to destroy humankind. After hearing about Utnapishtim’s story and lessons, Gilgamesh returns home to his city empty-handed.
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