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Atra-ḩasīs the Babylonian story of the flood

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Published by Eisenbrauns in Winona Lake, Ind .
Written in English


  • Deluge -- Poetry.,
  • Epic poetry, Assyro-Babylonian -- Translations into English.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesSumerian flood story. English & Sumerian.
Statement[edited] by W.G. Lambert and A.R. Millard. with the Sumerian flood story ; [edited] by M. Civil.
ContributionsLambert, W. G., Millard, A. R., Civil, Miguel.
LC ClassificationsPJ3771.A8
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22640531M
ISBN 101575060396

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An in-depth scholarly work on the Flood story in Mesopotamia. The thorough introduction gives a brief resume of the myth and its sources. The major part of the book is a translation of the Akkadian Atrahasis myth which is the most complete version of the flood story/5. The Atra-hasis Epic is the oldest account of the Near Eastern Flood myth. Portions of the text have been in print since , but the most complete English translation of the text was published only in , with many texts assembled in the preceding decades.   A First Look at Atrahasis 'Atrahasis' is an epic from ancient Mesopotamia. The story exists in many versions, though the most complete text dates from about B.C. from Babylonia. It . Atra-Hasis was a central figure in the ‘creation’ and ‘deluge’ accounts chronicled by the Sumerians hundreds of years before the first book of the Bible was.

Atrahasis I: Creation of Humans This story as we have it comes from an early Babylonian version of about BC, but it certainly dates back to Sumerian times. It combines familiar Sumerian motifs of the creation of mankind and the subsequent flood. On one of the Sumerian king-lists, Atrahasis is .   The Atrahasis is the Akkadian/Babylonian epic of the Great Flood sent by the gods to destroy human the good man, Atrahasis (his name translates as `exceedingly wise') was warned of the impending deluge by the god Enki (also known as Ea) who instructed him to build an ark to save himself. Atrahasis heeded the words of the god, loaded two of every kind of animal into the ark, and so. Golden Rule Warranty. Nationwide inter-shop warranty program for ATRA Rebuilder Members. Read More. The Atra-Hasis The Tablet of the Covenant The Tablet of the Covenant is based upon the Babylonian epic of Atrahasis (Ziusudra in Sumerian). It is a tale of the early days of earth, when mankind was.

THE ATRAHASIS EPIC AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE FOR OUR UNDERSTANDING OF GENESIS Dedicated to the memory of J. J. Finkelstein whose unique genius is sorely missed. The Book of Enoch is an ancient Jewish religious work, ascribed by tradition to Enoch, the great-grandfather of Noah, although modern scholars estimate the o. The translation offered here is adapted from the one by B.R. Foster. The Epic of Atra h asis is the fullest Mesopotamian account of the Great Flood. The conditions immediately after the Creation, when the Lower Gods have to work very hard.   “The flood came out No one could see anyone else They could not be recognized in the catastrophe The Flood roared like a bull Like a wild ass screaming, the winds howled The darkness was total, there was no sun.” An 18th Century BC Akkadian epic, discovered on clay tablets,Atra-Hasis is a tale of great suffering.