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Adapa and the South Wind

Author : Shlomo Izre'el
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The scholarly world first became aware of the myth of Adapa and the South Wind when it was discovered on a tablet from the El-Amarna archive in 1887. We now have at our disposal six fragments of the myth. The largest and most important fragment, from Amarna, is dated to the 14th century B.C.E. This fragment of the Adapa myth has red-tinted points applied on the tablet at specific intervals. Izre'el draws attention to a few of these points that were missed in previous publications by Knudtzon and Schroeder. Five other fragments were part of the Assurbanipal library and are representative of this myth as it was known in Assyria about seven centuries later. The discovery of the myth of Adapa and the South Wind immediately attracted wide attention. Its ideology and its correspondence to the intellectual heritage of Western religions precipitated flourishing studies of this myth, both philological and substantive. Many translations have appeared during the past century, shedding light on various aspects of the myth and its characters. Izre'el unveils the myth of Adapa and the South Wind as mythos, as story. To do this, he analyzes the underlying concepts through extensive treatment of form. He offers an edition of the extant fragments of the myth, including the transliterated Akkadian text, a translation, and a philological commentary. The analysis of poetic form that follows leads to understanding the myth as a piece of literature and to uncovering its meanings. This study therefore marks a new phase in the long, extensive research into this Mesopotamian myth.

Proceedings

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Transactions of the Ninth International Congress of Orientalists Held in London 5th to 12th September 1892

Author : Edward Delmar Morgan
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The Religion of Babylonia and Assyria

Author : Morris Jastrow
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A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on Genesis

Author : John Skinner
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Libraries Before Alexandria

Author : Kim Ryholt
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The creation of the Library of Alexandria is widely regarded as one of the great achievements in the history of humankind - a giant endeavour to amass all known literature and scholarly texts in one central location, so as to preserve it and make it available for the public. In turn, this event has been viewed as a historical turning point that separates the ancient world from classical antiquity. Standard works on the library continue to present the idea behind the institution as novel and, at least implicitly, as a product of Greek thought. Yet, although the scale of the collection in Alexandria seems to have been unprecedented, the notion of creating central repositories of knowledge, while perhaps new to Greek tradition, was age-old in the Near East where the building was erected. Here the existence of libraries can be traced back another two millennia, from the twenty-seventh century BCE to the third century CE, and so the creation of the Library in Alexandria was not so much the beginning of an intellectual adventure as the impressive culmination of a very long tradition. This volume presents the first comprehensive study of these ancient libraries across the 'Cradle of Civilization' and traces their institutional and scholarly roots back to the early cities and states and the advent of writing itself. Leading specialists in the intellectual history of each individual period and region covered in the volume present and discuss the enormous textual and archaeological material available on the early collections, offering a uniquely readable account intended for a broad audience of the libraries in Egypt and Western Asia as centres of knowledge prior to the famous Library of Alexandria.

Encyclopaedia Biblica

Author : Thomas Kelly Cheyne
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Library of the World s Best Literature A Z

Author : Charles Dudley Warner
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Library of the World s Best Literature Ancient and Modern A Z

Author : Charles Dudley Warner
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The Bible and the Monuments

Author : William St. Chad Boscawen
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Arch ology and the Bible

Author : George Aaron Barton
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The Monist

Author : Paul Carus
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The Andover Review

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The Tell El Amarna Tablets

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The Dawn of Civilization

Author : Gaston Maspero
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Good and Evil

Author : Anthony S. Mercatante
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Compte rendu de la Session

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Good and Evil in Myth Legend

Author : Anthony S. Mercatante
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Buried Treasure in Bible Lands

Author : Lenore Cohen
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Kinatt tu a D r ti

Author : Anson F. Rainey
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