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Babylonian Life And History
     

Babylonian Life And History

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by Sir Ernest A. Wallis Budge, Sir Ernest a. Wallis Budge
 

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The following pages have been written with the view of offering to the Bible student, in a small compass, a little of the history of Babylon, her thought, religion, and manners, and consequently the means whereby he may understand better some of the allusions of the prophets and Bible historians.
-from the Introduction

Almost 6,000 years after the beginning of

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The following pages have been written with the view of offering to the Bible student, in a small compass, a little of the history of Babylon, her thought, religion, and manners, and consequently the means whereby he may understand better some of the allusions of the prophets and Bible historians.
-from the Introduction

Almost 6,000 years after the beginning of their great society, and 2,600 years after its collapse, the heritage handed us by the ancient Babylonians still runs like a shining thread through our global civilization today, a profound cultural gift recognized in the 19th-century as their cuneiform language was first translated.

Here, one of the most prominent antiquarians of the Victorian era introduces us to both the secular reality and the spiritual worldview of these sophisticated early people, from their daily life - including aspects of their food, clothing, and furniture - to their religious traditions, their devotion to astrology, and their practice of magic.

Drawing on primary and secondary sources uncovered by the archaeology of the era, this is an important volume for students of mythology, religion, history, and historical research.

SIR E.A. BUDGE (1857-1934) was curator of Egyptian and Assyrian antiquities at the British Museum form 1894 to 1924. Among his many works of translation and studies of ancient Egyptian religion and ritual is his best-known project, The Egyptian Book of the Dead.

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ISBN-13:
9781596052284
Publisher:
Cosimo
Publication date:
02/01/2006
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.38(d)

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Babylonian Life and History (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 30 reviews.
thompsot1 More than 1 year ago
I found this book quite interesting for several reasons. When reading about a stone gate that had been built perhaps as early as 2000 BC, used for 1700 years, lost and then re-discovered within the last century or so, I was very impressed. It is well written and well researched. It is fairly dated, but it is easy to see where a lot of our current thought about these early societies originated from.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is amazing opinion on the babylonian traditons and way of life. Highly recomended! Plus it is FREE so #NothingToLose
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For history enthusiasts only; it could get boring; but quite informative if read with an open mind and mindful of more recent didscoveries. Need to find a book about pre-Sumerians - perhaps about the Hindu Kush people that migrated to Mesopotamia - for they were already using a picture language.
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