In the Beginning: Creation Myths from Ancient Mesopotamia, Israel and Greece

In the Beginning: Creation Myths from Ancient Mesopotamia, Israel and Greece

Paperback American Academy of Religion AIDS for the Study of Religion

By (author) Joan O'Brien, By (author) Wilfred Major

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 154mm x 230mm x 14mm | 348g
  • Publication date: 2 January 1982
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0891305599
  • ISBN 13: 9780891305590
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,671,238

Product description

Addressed to students of classical mythology, religion, and comparative mythology, this volume contains myths of creation from three ancient cultures. Included are selections from the Hebrew Bible, the Mesopotamian Enuma Elish and Atrahasis, and Hesiod's Theogony and Works and Days. The texts are complemented by essays on the cultural contexts in which the myths arose.

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