Gilgamesh Epic And Old Testament Parallels by Alexander Heidel

Gilgamesh Epic And Old Testament Parallels

byAlexander Heidel

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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.

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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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Title:Gilgamesh Epic And Old Testament ParallelsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 7.95 × 5.32 × 0.6 inPublished:September 15, 1963Publisher:University of Chicago Press

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ISBN - 10:0226323986

ISBN - 13:9780226323985

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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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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 people of the Tigro-Euphrates Valley.