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Title:
The Gilgamesh epic and Old Testament parallels
Author:
Heidel, Alexander, 1907-1955.
Edition:
Paperback edition.
Publication Information:
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1963.
Physical Description:
ix, 269 pages ; 20 cm
General Note:
"c1946, 1949 by the University of Chicago. All rights reserved. Second edition 1949. Paperback edition, 1963."--verso T.p.

"The present volume is a companion to my monograph 'The Babylonian Genesis' and as such follows the same pattern."--P. v.
Language:
English
Subject Term:

ISBN:
9780226323985
Format :
Book

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Summary

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.


Author Notes

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

List of Symbols and Special Characters
I The Gilgamesh Epic
II Related Material
III Death and the Afterlife
IV The Story of the Flood

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