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Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallels

Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallels - 49 edition

ISBN13: 978-0226323985

Cover of Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallels 49 (ISBN 978-0226323985)
ISBN13: 978-0226323985
ISBN10: 0226323986
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 49
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Published: 1949
International: No

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Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallels - 49 edition

ISBN13: 978-0226323985

Alexander Heidel

ISBN13: 978-0226323985
ISBN10: 0226323986
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 49
Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Published: 1949
International: No
Summary

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.

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