The Enuma Elish The Epic Of Creation [NOOK Book]

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The Enuma Elish (The Epic of Creation)
translated by L. W. King

When in the height heaven was not named, And the earth beneath did not yet bear a name, And the primeval Apsu, who begat them, And chaos, Tiamut, the mother of them both Their waters were mingled together, And no field was formed, no marsh was to be seen.

The great Assyrian ...
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The Enuma Elish The Epic Of Creation

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Overview

The Enuma Elish (The Epic of Creation)
translated by L. W. King

When in the height heaven was not named, And the earth beneath did not yet bear a name, And the primeval Apsu, who begat them, And chaos, Tiamut, the mother of them both Their waters were mingled together, And no field was formed, no marsh was to be seen.

The great Assyrian poem, or series of legends, which narrates the story of the Creation of the world and man, was termed by the Assyrians and Babylonians Enuma elish, "When in the height," from the two opening words of the text. The poem consisted of some nine hundred and ninety-four lines, and was divided into seven sections, each of which was inscribed upon a separate Tablet. The Tablets were numbered by the Assyrian scribes, and the separate sections of the poem written upon them do not vary very much in length. The shortest Tablet contains one hundred and thirty-eight lines, and the longest one hundred and forty-six, the average length of a Tablet being about one hundred and forty-two lines.

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  • BN ID: 2940012455055
  • Publisher: Apps Publisher
  • Publication date: 4/25/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2012

    Lots of holes and lots of pieces!

    Very interestng, but not very funny! ;=}

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  • Posted August 15, 2011

    Good read

    Good read

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