Title: Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallels (Phoenix Books)
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: Used - Acceptable
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press September 1963
0226323986 / 9780226323985
Seller ID: 20110202184198
Fair: lightly soiled & creased, owner name & marginalia/underlining, a solid reading copy.
An Eighth Day View:
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.