The Gilgamesh epic is one of the world’s oldest legends. The story was first carved onto clay tablets in Mesopotamia. Its message of compassion and friendship, along with its view of how the world came to be, have made the story enduring. Older students read the original, more mature version in Omnibus to compare it with Scripture. This version will give any student a great head start and delight the reader with its beautiful illustrations and intriguing story.
This first book introduces Gilgamesh and his need for lessons in friendship and compassion. His tyrannical rule cause his people to cry out to their god for deliverance. Help arrives from an unexpected source who will teach Gilgamesh the meaning of being human.