Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallels   -     By: Alexander Heidel
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Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallels

University of Chicago Press / 1963 / Paperback

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Cuneiform records made some three thousand years ago are the basis for this essay on 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 scolarship 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 the Hebrew and Mesopotamian ideas.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 269
Vendor: University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 1963
Dimensions: 5 X 8 (inches)
ISBN: 0226323986
ISBN-13: 9780226323985
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