Gilgamesh 3: What Does the Flood Teach Us?

When we look at the flood account in the Epic of Gilgamesh carefully, we see that it is a warning against grasping at immortality. Living forever is not all it is cracked up to be.Continue readingGilgamesh 3: What Does the Flood Teach Us?

Gilgamesh 2: A Story within a Story

The story of the Great Flood in the Epic of Gilgamesh is a tale within a tale, a man who was given immortality dissuading another from seeking the same.Continue readingGilgamesh 2: A Story within a Story

Gilgamesh 1: Context of the Flood Story

To read such as the Epic of Gilgamesh with understanding, we start by considering what kind of literary work it is: Rhetorical context.Continue readingGilgamesh 1: Context of the Flood Story

Spiritual Armor: St. Patrick’s Breastplate

Put on your spiritual armor with the Lorica prayer — St. Patrick’s Breastplate.Continue readingSpiritual Armor: St. Patrick’s Breastplate

Ancient Accounts of the Great Flood

A recent movie reminded me that there are many ancient myths about the Great Flood, and each one communicates a different vision of man and his place in the cosmos.Continue readingAncient Accounts of the Great Flood