Enuma Elish The Babylonian Creation Epic also includes ‘Atrahasis’, the first Great Flood myth: Stephany, Timothy J.: 9781493775033: : Books

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Publisher ‏ : ‎

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; First Edition (December 13, 2013)

Language ‏ : ‎

English

Paperback ‏ : ‎

120 pages

ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎

1493775030

ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎

978-1493775033

Item Weight ‏ : ‎

6.1 ounces

Dimensions ‏ : ‎

6 x 0.28 x 9 inches

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#29 in Folklore & Mythology Studies

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  1. 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a good translation

    This is not a scholarly translation. Many of the footnotes contain errors.

    19 people found this helpful

  2. 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Two Stars

    Identifying Noah with Abraham as one and the same person???Well ; I am not sure!!

    One person found this helpful

  3. 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a Credible Translation.

    Stephany is not a scholar of ancient languages. Do not buy this paraphrase, composite, whatever it is. I hope I can get my money back. Stephanie Dalley’s Myths of Mesopotamia comes highly recommended by Prof. Bart Ehrman. You can find it in paperback, used, for under $5, shipping included. Shame on Amazon for not looking into the qualifications of purported translators.

    13 people found this helpful

  4. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Starting Point

    I began reading this book to get a basic understanding of the Sumerian Creation Story. I achieved that and was satisfied. In my opinion, this is a good reference book to start research and build upon your curiosity. As the author suggests in the footnotes, because there are so many missing lines from the tablets, if interested, you should attempt to find other books to build a foundation for your interest.

    2 people found this helpful

  5. Interessante

    O livro tem 2 partes: a cosmogenesis babilônica e a história do dilúvio.Tem pouco paratexto e fiquei sem saber qual a versão dos poemas que foram traduzidos e um pouco confusa quanto ao que era tradução do original e o que era inclusão do autor nas lacunas.No mais é bastante interessante. Há algumas mudanças quanto aos Deuses, funções e ações entre as versões. Muita repetição (que foi comum na leitura de outros épicos mesopotâmicos), mas nesse eram bem mais extensas, algumas páginas e algumas vezes, o que desviou minha atenção. Fiquei com vontade de ler outra tradução para comparar.

  6. Interessant als vergleichende Lektüre

    Ich war nicht mit allen Übersetzungspunkten einverstanden, aber zur vergleichenden Lektüre dient das Büchlein seinem Zweck.

  7. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Oldest Creation Myth Revealed!

    Finally, an excellent translation of the Enuma Elish, the ancient Sumerian creation myth which is the precursor to all known creation stories. Reportedly 1800 years before Genesis was written. Many parallels to the Biblical account. Truth-seekers will be very pleased with this edition.

    2 people found this helpful

  8. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Biblical study

    This book is definitely for the serious Bible study student with an open mind to understanding, religious study.

    One person found this helpful

  9. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Good summaries at the beginning of each section

    Well written and interesting. I love Gilgamesh and I enjoyed the other tales. I.I’m glad I bought this book

    2 people found this helpful

  10. 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good enough for the price

    This is an inexpensive print-to-order paperback. You get what you pay for but for the price it’s a sound purchase. Would recommend.

    3 people found this helpful

  11. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The True Biblical Orgins

    Very interesting material brought in very simple terminology. Gives a clearer understanding of our orgins and the bibles use of this same historyThe sentences were often repeated, not sure if this was simply the way it was actually interpreted from the scrolls, or a typo? At any case…fascinating read.

    9 people found this helpful

  12. 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Keep Looking

    An ok start but I’m holding the hope that there’s some better translation (and commentary) somewhere out there. Will keep looking.

    One person found this helpful

  13. 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Author still leaves us in doubt with the word Mythology as if our ancestors were foolish idiots.

    Gives us a glimpse ✨️ into ancient past civilization regarding our earth ???? amd solar system. To truly understand material like this. One must read other related books by research authors to put the puzzle together and get closest to the truth regarding our ancient past and where we are headed as a Human civilization.

    4 people found this helpful

  14. 4.0 out of 5 stars

    This is actually an excellent book, as it appears to be a faithful …

    This is actually an excellent book, as it appears to be a faithful translation of historical record, to the extent the cuneiforms are known and understood. I became interested in reading the Enuma Elish after seeing it referenced by Zachariah Sitchin in The Earth Chronicles as a precursor to Genesis of the Old Testament. This version, near as I can tell, was the way it was told at the height of Marduk’s reign, when the story was supposedly revised, according to Sitchin, making Marduk the focal point of the battle with Tiamat. Other than that, its interesting how sections of the story are repeated several times in succession, perhaps with only a word or two wording changing. It’s as if the Babylonians were following the practice; “Tell them what you’re going to say, say it, and then tell them what you said!” As this was a core scripture of their beliefs perhaps it was needed to imbed the story in the peoples conscious this way.

    24 people found this helpful

  15. Transcripción de las tablillas originales. Correcto

    Información Importante: trae el Atra hasis. Buena encuadernación. Transcripción de las tablillas originales. Permite la comparación entre los dos textos.

  16. Great

    Fascinating to look at such old texts. Tiamd in the enigma elish is a great character and the athrahasis sees to have inspired so many legends

    One person found this helpful

  17. Enlightening

    A piece of ancient mythology shedding light on what inspired pages in the bible and even an understanding of who we are and where we could be going

  18. Great book but I recommend the version by L.W. King

    Read this book before I purchased and like the fact that it includes the epic of Atrahasis.However; the font style makes it hard to read.

    2 people found this helpful

  19. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow!

    What a read… got more than expected. Questions got answered. Biblical characters have come to life. A must have if you enjoy ancient scriptures and/or knowledge.

    11 people found this helpful

  20. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow!

    Didn’t realize the flood story was told in Babylonian times thousands of years before the biblical story was written.

    16 people found this helpful

  21. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Such a great read…

    I loved reading this book! Captivating for those who like epics and mythologies!

    4 people found this helpful

  22. 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A 109 page book that’s really about 25 pages

    Terrible book. Like each story or tale the text is a repeat for at least 3 pages. Waste of money on my end and a money grab on the other end.

  23. 4.0 out of 5 stars

    On Reading Sumerian Creation Myths

    I bought the book in order to compare the Sumerian creation myths to Genesis. It properly informed me.

    10 people found this helpful

  24. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Short & Sweet!

    This is exactly what I was expecting to receive. If you want a straight up translation of the original tablets with a bit of introductory history, this is the book for you. It even goes all the way down to Atrahasis Flood Account. Whether you doubt the authenticity of Sumerian text or believe in them, it won’t hurt to see these translations for yourself.

    10 people found this helpful

  25. 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Four Stars

    Translation of early Babylonian epic about the creation of the world and humans as well as a flood story.

    2 people found this helpful

  26. 4.0 out of 5 stars

    this translation is pretty readable.

    The original is corrupted so is hard to tell where the original poses a problem or the translation poses a problem. However, this translation is pretty readable.

    One person found this helpful

  27. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrific to include in one volume these two old tales.

    Thanks you for including within the scope of one very reasonably priced paper back book these two old stories. In teaching the ANE history and culture I am able to bring to my students a glimpse of the past more vivid that mere archaeology can display.

    3 people found this helpful

  28. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Five Stars

    Having already read “The Gilgamesh Epic”, I was purchasing this book solely to include it in my personal library.

  29. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    If you want to understand the Old Testament – read …

    If you want to understand the Old Testament – read this. Many of Biblical stories are only inteligible after understanding their connections to this much older repository of myth

    7 people found this helpful

  30. 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This really expands on the creation story told in the …

    This really expands on the creation story told in the bible. You may need some help interpreting some of the passages as they are rather cryptic.

    One person found this helpful

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