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    Enuma Elish: The Seven Tablets of Creation: The Babylonian and Assyrian Legends Concerning the Creation of the World and of Mankind (Enuma Elish) (Paperback) Edited by L.W. King, By (author) Paul Tice

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    DescriptionThe Babylonian and Assyrian Legends Concerning the Creation of the World and of Mankind. The Enuma Elish is one of the oldest stories known to mankind. It is a story first written down by the ancient Sumerians thousands of years ago. As a one time assistant in the Department of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities at the British Museum, L.W. King provides us with a qualified translation of the tablets which were originally written in cuneiform script. The Enuma Elish is receiving renewed interest from modern researchers delving into the origins of mankind, the earth, and the solar system. Over the centuries a copy ended up in the library at Nineveh in the 7th century B.C., and was uncovered by archaeologists in the late 1800s. Written in cuneiform text and preserved on seven clay tablets, the entire story was called "The Seven Tablets of Creation." After being translated the story revealed how the planets became aligned, how a cosmic catastrophe affected the earth, how mankind came upon the scene, and how the "gods" played a role in all of it. The Seven Tablets of Creation have had many profound implications since they were first discovered and subsequently published. They predate many parts of the Book of Genesis as well as other worldwide creation myths. Volume One includes this epic poem's English translation. It also includes information on parallels in Hebrew literature, the date and origin of the Babylonian creation legends, and more. Volume Two includes other accounts of creation, an Assyrian "Tower of Babel" story, and supplementary texts showing the actual cuneiform tablets.


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    Title
    Enuma Elish
    Subtitle
    The Seven Tablets of Creation: The Babylonian and Assyrian Legends Concerning the Creation of the World and of Mankind
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by L.W. King, By (author) Paul Tice
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 260
    Width: 146 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 399 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781585090426
    ISBN 10: 1585090425
    Classifications

    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: SOC011000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    BIC subject category V2: HDDH
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, REL033000
    Illustrations note
    1, black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Book Tree,US
    Imprint name
    Book Tree,US
    Publication date
    19 July 1999
    Publication City/Country
    San Diego