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Cuneiform records made some three thousand years ago are the basis for this essay on the ideas of death and the afterlife and the story of the flood which were current among the ancient peoples of the Tigro-Euphrates Valley. With the same careful scholarship shown in his previous volume, The Babylonian Genesis, Heidel interprets the famous Gilgamesh Epic and other related Babylonian and Assyrian documents. He compares them with corresponding portions of the Old Testament in order to determine the inherent historical relationship of Hebrew and Mesopotamian ideas.

Synopsis:

Cuneiform records made some three thousand years ago are the basis for this essay on the ideas of death and the afterlife and the story of the flood which were current among the ancient people of the Tigro-Euphrates Valley.

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

The Gilgamesh epic.--Related material.--Death and the afterlife.--The story of the flood.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226323985
Author:
Heidel, Alexander
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
Bible
Subject:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Subject:
O. t.
Subject:
Death
Subject:
Bible - Criticism Interpretation - Old Testament
Subject:
Deluge
Subject:
Gilgamesh
Subject:
Biblical Criticism & Interpretation - Old Testament
Subject:
Christianity-Biblical Criticism
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
2
Series Volume:
no. 22
Publication Date:
19630931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
7.95x5.32x.68 in. .68 lbs.

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