Babylonian Genesis

Babylonian Genesis

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By (author) Alexander Heidel

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  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Format: Paperback | 165 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 201mm x 13mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 1 September 1963
  • Publication City/Country: Chicago, IL
  • ISBN 10: 0226323994
  • ISBN 13: 9780226323992
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: 2nd edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 943,183

Product description

Here is a complete translation of all the published cuneiform tablets of the various Babylonian creation stories, of both the Semitic Babylonian and the Sumerian material. Each creation account is preceded by a brief introduction dealing with the age and provenance of the tablets, the aim and purpose of the story, etc. Also included is a translation and discussion of two Babylonian creation versions written in Greek. The final chapter presents a detailed examination of the Babylonian creation accounts in their relation to our Old Testament literature.

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Author information

Alexander Heidel was at the time of his death in 1955 on the research staff of the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago.