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Author Heidel, Alexander, 1907-1955.

Title The Babylonian Genesis : the story of creation / Alexander Heidel
Edition Second edition
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1963
©1951

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 MELB  299.21 HEI-B  AVAILABLE
Description ix, 153 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Series A Phoenix book ; P133
Phoenix books (Chicago, Ill.) ; P133
Contents Enûma elish -- Related Babylonian creation stories -- Old Testament parallels
Summary Here is a complete translation of all the published cuneiform tablets of the various Babylonian creation stories, of both the Semitic Babylonian and the Sumerian material. Each creation account is preceded by a brief introduction dealing with the age and provenance of the tablets, the aim and purpose of the story, etc. Also included is a translation and discussion of two Babylonian creation versions written in Greek. The final chapter presents a detailed examination of the Babylonian creation accounts in their relation to our Old Testament literature
Analysis Akkadian language - Texts
Babylonian cosmogony
Creation
Notes 2nd ed. originally published 1951
Bibliography Includes bibliography
Notes Text in English translated from the Akkadian
Subject Enuma elish.
Akkadian language -- Texts.
Assyro-Babylonian literature -- Relation to the Old Testament.
Assyro-Babylonian literature.
Cosmogony, Babylonian.
Creation.
Mythology, Assyro-Babylonian.
Religions.
LC no. 51000822
ISBN 0226323994
Other Titles Enuma elish. English
OTHER TI Enuma elish. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n80089883