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The Seven Tablets of Creation

The Seven Tablets of Creation

by L.W. King
     
 

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The Seven Tablets of Creation
by L.W. King

"This is L.W. Kings' authoritative work on the Enuma Elish, the Babylonian creation myth. This text includes the complete introduction, and the English text of the Enuma Elish and other related texts, with selected footnotes. The Enuma Elish is the earliest written creation myth, in which the God Marduk battles

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The Seven Tablets of Creation
by L.W. King

"This is L.W. Kings' authoritative work on the Enuma Elish, the Babylonian creation myth. This text includes the complete introduction, and the English text of the Enuma Elish and other related texts, with selected footnotes. The Enuma Elish is the earliest written creation myth, in which the God Marduk battles the chaos Goddess Tiamat and her evil minions. The name 'Enuma Elish' is derived from the first two words of the myth, meaning 'When in the Height'. Tiamat takes the form of a gigantic snake, and Marduk battles and defeats her using an arsenal of super-weapons. After his victory Marduk is made the leader of the Gods by acclamation. Marduk divides Tiamat's corpse into two portions, the upper half becoming the sky and the lower half, the earth. Marduk then creates humanity from his blood and bone.

The Enuma Elish has long been considered by scholars to be primary source material for the book of Genesis. It has also been hypothesized that this is a legend about the overthrow of the matriarchy or records of some cosmic catastrophe."

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ISBN-13:
2940012247186
Publisher:
Apps Publisher
Publication date:
03/16/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

"Leonard William King (08 December 1869–20 August 1919) was an English archaeologist and Assyriologist educated at Rugby School and King's College in Cambridge. He collected stone inscriptions widely in the Near East, taught Assyrian and Babylonian archaeology at King's College for a number of years, and published a large number of works on these subjects. He is also known for his translations of ancient works such as the Code of Hammurabi."

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