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Atra-Hasis

The Babylonian Story of the Flood, with the Sumerian Flood Story

Wilfred G. Lambert, Alan R. Millard, and Miguel Civil

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$35.00 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-1-57506-184-9

222 pages
6" × 9"
1969

Atra-Hasis

The Babylonian Story of the Flood, with the Sumerian Flood Story

Wilfred G. Lambert, Alan R. Millard, and Miguel Civil

The Babylonian flood story of Atra-hasis is of vital importance to ancient Near Eastern and biblical scholars, as well as students of history, anthropology, and comparative religion. Professors Lambert and Millard provide the reader with a detailed introduction, transliterated Akkadian with English translation, critical notes, and line drawings of the cuneiform tablets.

 

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The Babylonian flood story of Atra-hasis is of vital importance to ancient Near Eastern and biblical scholars, as well as students of history, anthropology, and comparative religion. Professors Lambert and Millard provide the reader with a detailed introduction, transliterated Akkadian with English translation, critical notes, and line drawings of the cuneiform tablets.

The epic opens in a time when only the gods lived in the universe. Having decided on their established spheres of influence, the chief Mesopotamian gods—Anu, Enlil, and Enki—began their divine labors. In a joint effort, Enki and Mami (the mother goddess) engineered the creation of mankind from clay and the flesh and blood of a slain god. The remainder of the story recounts the expansion of humanity, the consequent irritation of Enki by this expansion, the attempt by Enki and Enlil to destroy humankind through a great flood, and the escape from the flood by Atra-hasis in a boat, accompanied by his possessions, family, and animals.

This classic scholarly edition of the epic is once again made available as a quality Eisenbrauns reprint.

Introduction

Excursus: Early Human History

Notes on Orthography and Grammar

The Manuscripts

List of Manuscripts

Atra-hasis, Text and Translation

Tablet I

Tablet II

Tablet III

S reverse

The Flood Story from Ras Shamra

Berossus

The Sumerian Flood Story (M. Civil)

Philological Notes

Bibliography

Glossary

List of Names

Cuneiform Texts

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