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Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallels

Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallels - 49 edition

Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallels - 49 edition

ISBN13: 9780226323985

ISBN10: 0226323986

Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallels by Alexander Heidel - ISBN 9780226323985
Edition: 49
Copyright: 1949
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Published: 1949
International: No
Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallels by Alexander Heidel - ISBN 9780226323985

ISBN13: 9780226323985

ISBN10: 0226323986

Edition: 49

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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