The Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallels
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By (author) Alexander Heidel
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Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallels by Alexander Heidel
Book DescriptionCuneiform 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226323985
(250mm x 190mm x 17mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-1963
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Alexander Heidel
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Author Biography - Alexander Heidel
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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