Babylonian Genesis: The Story of the Creation

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University of Chicago Press, 1951 - History - 153 pages
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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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User Review  - Erik Graff - Goodreads

This book was recommended by our professor of Hebrew scriptures, George Landis, at Union Theological Seminary in New York. It is at once a basic reference book for non-specialists in Genesis myths, their parallels and antecedants and a clear exposition of their interrelationships. Read full review

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User Review  - Peter J. - Goodreads

This was a great read. I have long felt a suspicion that various aspects of the Old Testament were artifacts from when Abraham left Chaldea to monotheize that faith. Examples such as the battle of God ... Read full review

Contents

ENUMA ELISH
1
RELATED BABYLONIAN CREATION STORIES
61
OLD TESTAMENT PARALLELS
82
APPENDIX
141
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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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