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|Title:||The Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallels|
|Publisher:||The University of Chicago Press|
|Tags:||fiction, folklore, religion|
Heidel's book on the Gilgamesh flood myth is a comparison of the Mesopotamian epic with the biblical account of Noah's Ark and the biblical deluge. —Wikipedia.
The present volume is a companion to my monograph The Babylonian Genesis and as such follows the same pattern. The translations of the Babylonian and Assyrian texts here offered were made originally for the Assyrian Dictionary files of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago. Like my publication on the Babylonian creation stories, this book is intended not primarily for the professional Assyriologist but for a somewhat wider circle of readers. With this purpose in mind, I have again published the texts in translation only and have endeavored to confine my discussions chiefly to matters which will be of a somewhat more general interest, striving at all times to treat everyone’s view with due consideration and to present the material sine ira et studio, though it be in a straightforward manner.--Preface. [Suggest a different description.]
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