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: 279
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Originally published Oxford Clarendon Press, 1969.

    The Atrahasis Epic The Great Flood the Meaning of The Atrahasis is the Akkadian Babylonian epic of the Great Flood sent by the gods to destroy human life Only 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. The Epic of Atra asis Livius The Atra Hasis Mark A Foster, Ph.D. 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 still young, and the gods were upon the earth It is the tale of mankind s corruption and the subsequent cleansing of the world by the flood weapon of the The Epic of Atra Hasis Version Mesopotamian Gods Kings 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 text is known from several versions two were written by Assyrian scribes one in the Assyrian , one in the Babylonian dialect , a third one on three tablets was written during the reign of king Ammi saduqa of Babylonia Translated by Stephanie Dalley The Atrahasis Epic Genius The Atrahasis Epic also spelled Atra Hasis is an Akkadian Babylonian creation and flood story It tells how the gods planned to destroy humankind by flooding the earth, and how Atrahasis The Great Flood Atrahasis Livius THE ATRAHASIS EPIC AND ITS SIGNIFICANCE FOR OUR 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 TIKVA FRYMER KENSKY The Babylonian Epic of Atrahasis, written no later than B.C.E is an ancient Primeval History of Man which The Epic of Atrahasis Earth history The Epic of Atrahasis British Museum The Epic of Atrahasis is the fullest Mesopotamian account of the Great Flood, but it offers The conditions immediately after the Creation, when the Lower Gods have to work very hard, and complain The translation offered here is adapted from the one by B.R Foster. The Epic of Gilgamesh The Epic of Atrahasis GradeSaver Atrahasis was a Sumerian King of Shuruppak before the flood The first tablet of the epic is a creation story, explaining the origin of humankind The goddess Mami creates humanity out of clay to do the work that lesser gods refuse to do.

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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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