Culture and Civilization 1
Andrea Martínez
Profesorado Superior de Lenguas Vivas / Salta
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Andrea Martínez
Creado: 27.03.2013 @ 1:37:40 am
Estado del Foro: Abierto
Hebrew Books

How does the "Book of Job" form the Hebrew Bible compare to Gilgamesh from "The Epic of Gilgamesh"? Choose ONE feature and provide your evidence. 

Conceptos clave: Job Gilgamesh
Gabriela Lourdes Monterichel
Creado: 02.04.2013 @ 9:19:28 pm
Job and Gilgamesh

I think that in both writing, Job and Gilgamesh are faced with loss. In the book of Job, he lost his family and belongings. In the epic of Gilgamesh, its hero lost his beloved friend. It is important to mention that the characters changed after that experience of suffering by loosing.  At the end Job and Gilgamesh had to accept to live and die according to God´s wishes. 

Rodrigo Garzón
Creado: 02.04.2013 @ 8:38:02 pm
Pessimism

In both pieces of writing we can see a pessimistic point of view, which is very common in Mesopotamian civilizations. Even without the promise of reward, Job remains stubbornly faithful to the covenant accepting his place in a divinely governed universe. Like Job, Gilgamesh realizes that there is a divine power that rules and that humankind is fragile.

Eliana Garay
Creado: 02.04.2013 @ 7:57:17 pm
ETERNAL LIFE

 

After reading the epic of Gilgamesh and the book of Job, I am totally convinced that there are points of comparison but the most important point is the search of eternal life. Gilgamesh and Job experienced suffering throughout the losses of their closest relatives. Enkidu, Gilgamesh´s dearest companion, was killed by Ishtar and Job´s sons were crushed to death after a desert gale. Gilgamesh and Job did not tolerate these losses so that they began questioning whether It really existed an all-powerful God or Gods. When they had the opportunity to talk with their Gods they asked them everlasting life but both of them failed. Their Gods replied that all classes of people are equal in death. These men were completely different but the ways in which they reacted against their Gods, proves humankind´s vulnerability.

Maria Eugenia Gimenez
Creado: 02.04.2013 @ 6:35:19 pm
The Epic of Gilgamesh and The book of Job

In both stories goals are unfulfilled. Gilgamesh's quest for inmortality is not achieved: Line 119 " I wish to question you concerning the living and the dead , how shall I find the life for which I am searching? " And Job does not received a confirmation from God that the Hereafter really exists. He finally accepts that he belong to a universe governed by a powerful God. Line 2 ch 42 " I konw that you are all- powerful: what you can conceive, you can perform".-

Roxana Junco
Creado: 02.04.2013 @ 6:22:04 pm
HUMAN VULNERABILITY

The theme of human vulnerability is the central motif in both the "Book of Job" and "The Epic of Gilgamesh". Job and Gilgamesh are tested by superhuman forces, and both come to realize that misfortune and suffering are typical of the human condition. Gilgamesh seeks but fails to secure personal inmortality; Job solicits God's promise of heavenly reward but fails to secure assurance that once dead, he might return to life

VANESA RODRIGUEZ
Creado: 02.04.2013 @ 5:35:56 pm
JOB, GILGAMESH AND THE POINT OF COMPARISON.
I THINK THE POINT OF COMPARISON IS THE FACT THAT BOTH PROTAGONISTS -JOB AND GILGAMESH- LOOK FOR ETERNAL LIFE. GILGAMESH STARTS A SEARCH FOR IMMORTALITY WHEN HE UNDERTAKES A LONG QUEST, WHEREAS JOB SEARCHES ETERNAL LIFE BY MEANS OF BEHAVING CORRECTLY.
Florencia Meneces
Creado: 02.04.2013 @ 4:19:36 pm
Suffering

If we compare the "Book of Job" form the Hebrew Bible to Gilgamesh from "The Epic of Gilgamesh we can see that suffering is a common feature since they had to endure sorrow, both since they lost their loved people. Also this suffering is a characteristic of humankind. 

Rafael Salazar
Creado: 02.04.2013 @ 3:08:50 pm
Gilgamesh vs Job

Both are extraordinary examples of ancient literature,while the epic of Gilgamesh is the worlds first epic poem and the earliest literary work that tries with the themes of death, nonbeing, human vulnerability, human limits and the immortality ideology. The Book of Job is the finest example of wisdom literature in the Hebrew Bible, which main themes are the pivotal role of faith, the unjustified sufferings in a universe governed by a merciful god, religion commandments, misfortune of human condition and the acceptance of the human place in the universe. 

Gisela Cruz
Creado: 02.04.2013 @ 3:02:50 pm
Job
The Book of Job and the Epic of Gilgamesh have one feature in common, they both question the idea of life after death. Job asks God for a heavenly reward when he says "Can the dead come back to life? - day after day of my service, I should be waiting for my relief to come". Gilgamesh's search for inmortality is noticeable when he says to Utnapishtim "...I wish to question you concerning the living and the dead, how shall I find the life for which I am searching?" . We can also see his lack of knowledge about the life after death "What my brother is now, that shall I be when I am dead".
Gisela Cruz
Creado: 02.04.2013 @ 3:02:07 pm
Job
The Book of Job and the Epic of Gilgamesh have one feature in common, they both question the idea of life after death. Job asks God for a heavenly reward when he says "Can the dead come back to life? - day after day of my service, I should be waiting for my relief to come". Gilgamesh's search for inmortality is noticeable when he says to Utnapishtim "...I wish to question you concerning the living and the dead, how shall I find the life for which I am searching?" . We can also see his lack of knowledge about the life after death "What my brother is now, that shall I be when I am dead".
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