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Adapa and the South Wind
Language: en
Pages: 183
Authors: Shlomo Izre'el
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Eisenbrauns

The scholarly world first became aware of the myth of Adapa and the South Wind when it was discovered on a tablet from the El-Amarna archive in 1887. We now have at our disposal six fragments of the myth. The largest and most important fragment, from Amarna, is dated to
A Theocentric Interpretation of הדעת טוב ורע
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Nathan S. French
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-02-15 - Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

On a primary level, the author seeks to answer the question, what is the best interpretation of הדעת טוב ורע, “The Knowledge of Good and Evil,” in Gen 2:9, 17; 3:5, and 3:22? In Gen 3:5 and 3:22, this knowledge is said to be possessed by YHWH and the divine
Tracking the Master Scribe
Language: en
Pages: 244
Authors: Sara J. Milstein
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

When we encounter a text, whether ancient or modern, we typically start at the beginning and work our way toward the end. In Tracking the Master Scribe, Sara J. Milstein demonstrates that for biblical and Mesopotamian literature, this habit can yield misleading results.In the ancient Near East, "master scribes" -
Flying Serpents and Dragons
Language: en
Pages: 276
Authors: R. A. Boulay
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999-07 - Publisher: Book Tree

A highly original work that deals a shattering blow to all our preconceived notions about our past and human origins. Worldwide legends refer to giant flying lizards and dragons that came to this planet and founded the ancient civilizations of Mesopotamia, Egypt, India and China. Who were these reptilian creatures?
Celibacy in the Ancient World
Language: en
Pages: 616
Authors: Dale Launderville
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-07-01 - Publisher: Liturgical Press

Celibacy is a commitment to remain unmarried and to renounce sexual relations, for a limited period or for a lifetime. Such a commitment places an individual outside human society in its usual form, and thus questions arise: What significance does such an individual, and such a choice, have for the