The Atra Hasis The Babylonian Story of the Flood Originally published Oxford Clarendon Press

  • Title: The Atra-Hasis: The Babylonian Story of the Flood
  • Author: Anonymous Wilfred G. Lambert
  • ISBN: 9781575060392
  • Page: 236
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Originally published Oxford Clarendon Press, 1969.

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    2 thoughts on “The Atra-Hasis: The Babylonian Story of the Flood

    1. 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. It is useful to have an alternative version to that provided in the more accessible account in Stephanie Dalley's 'Myths from Mesopotamia'. Beyond the Old Babylonian version of the story this book also gives you different versions o [...]

    2. This book is meant primarily for scholars of Middle Eastern antiquity, and not knowing Akkadian myself, there is much in it I cannot comment on. However, the book not only gives a line-by-line translation of the Atrahasis Epic, it also tells what parts came from what tablets, where translations are problematical, where there are plays on Akkadian words, etc. It also gives a prose retelling of the story which, although not particularly literary, is useful for those who don't want the distraction [...]

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