Babylonian Genesis

Babylonian Genesis

By (author) Alexander Heidel


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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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  • Paperback | 165 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 12.7mm | 181.44g
  • 01 Sep 1963
  • The University of Chicago Press
  • University of Chicago Press
  • Chicago, IL
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0226323994
  • 9780226323992
  • 950,072

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

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