The Babylonian Genesis: The Story of the Creation

Paperback | September 15, 1963

byAlexander Heidel

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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.

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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...

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:161 pages, 7.92 × 5.22 × 0.5 inPublished:September 15, 1963Publisher:University Of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226323994

ISBN - 13:9780226323992

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Symbols and Special Characters
I. Enûma Elish
II. Related Babylonian Creation Stories
III. Old Testament Parallels 
Appendix