Echoes of Gilgamesh in the Jacob Story

  title={Echoes of Gilgamesh in the Jacob Story},
  author={E. Hamori},
  journal={Journal of Biblical Literature},
  pages={625 - 642}
  • E. Hamori
  • Published 2011
  • History
  • Journal of Biblical Literature
It was popular for some time to seek apparent Near Eastern parallels to bibli cal narratives. The methodology employed was at times problematic, and conclu sions were often overstated, as similarities between texts explicable in any number of ways were attributed to direct relationship.1 For some biblical texts, of course, there is stronger evidence for Near Eastern influence. I propose that this is the case in regard to one text for which a Near Eastern counterpart has not previously been… Expand