Noah's Ark and the Ziusudra Epic: Sumerian Origins of the Flood Myth
"Some of the author's conclusions: Noah's flood was a local river flood about 2900 B.C.; the ark was a commercial river barge; Noah was a king of the Sumerian city Shuruppak; the river flood lasted only six days; the ark grounded twice but not on a mountain; after grounding, Noah met other survivors of the flood; the site of Noah's altar has been found and excavated; Noah lived to be 83 not 950."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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According to Gilgamesh Akkadian ancient animals archaic archetype flood story Atrahasis Babylonian barge grounded beer began reign Berossus boat cargo creationists cubits cuneiform deep water Dilmun Early Dynastic Enlil Epic Eridu estuary Euphrates River feet flood hero flood myth Genesis 5 numbers Gilgamesh XI gods Hebrew hill horizon hull Jemdet Nasr King List Lamech land legend lived local flood Masoretic Methuselah middle deck mistranslated months Mount Judi mountains of Ararat Nasr period Nisir Noah Noah's barge Noah's flood Noah's sons number signs number system Persian Gulf pontoons priests probably Puzur quffas records reed river barge river flood scribe Septuagint shar Shem Shem's Shuruppak Sippar storm story tellers Sumer Sumerian King survived tablet temple of Enki Tigris translated versions word ziggurat Ziusudra