Another recycled lesson. First read the lesson on “the world of the Bible” in the JSB.
Then read these two lessons from Epos on Gilgamesh.
Pay attention to the section “On Translating.” What do you think about the questions raised concerning translating ancient poetry. Then think about the issue of translating the Bible. We will have some discussion of this in class.
After reading about Gilgamesh, you might want to read the text, by following the links. Then you might want to think about Gilgamesh in relation to Peter Enns’ book.