I Studied Inscriptions from Before the Flood: Ancient Near Eastern, Literary, and Linguistic Approaches to Genesis 1-11

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Richard S. Hess, David Toshio Tsumura
Eisenbrauns, 1994 - Religion - 480 pages
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A collection of the most influential scholastic essays on Genesis 1-11 in its Ancient Near Eastern context in the last century. Many of the papers herein have been translated into English for the ... Read full review

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Contents

An Overview
3
An Introduction
27
The Genealogies of Genesis 111 and Comparative Literature
58
Ancient Near Eastern and Comparative Approaches
73
The Origins of Civilization according to Biblical and Cuneiform Texts
75
A New Look at the Babylonian Background of Genesis
96
A New Babylonian Genesis Story
114
The Eridu Genesis
129
In Search of Nimrod
270
A Sumerian Version
278
Literary and Linguistic Approaches
283
Theme in Genesis 111
285
The Earth in Genesis 1
310
Genesis 127b in the Context of the Priestly Account of Creation
329
4b324 A Synchronic Approach
362
The Theme of Intimacy and Alienation
383

A Study in Comparative Mythology
143
The Double Creation of Mankind in Enki and Ninmah Atrahasis I 1351 and Genesis 12
169
The Rivers of Paradise
175
King Lists of the Old Babylonian Period and Biblical Genealogies
183
The Old Testament Genealogies in Recent Research
200
The Incantation Series Bīt Mēseri and Enochs Ascension to Heaven
224
Its General Structure and Meaning
234
Some Archaeological Considerations
254
The Name of Babylon
266
Sanctuary Symbolism in the Garden of Eden Story
399
2324
405
The Interpretation of Genesis 111
416
The Coherence of the Flood Narrative
436
1119
448
Index of Authorities
459
Index of Ancient Sources
469
Index of Scripture
471
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