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Time and Mortality: Creation Narratives in Ancient Israel and in Mesopotamia

dc.contributor.authorSasson, Jack M.
dc.identifier.citationSasson, Jack M. "Time and Mortality: Creation Narratives in Ancient Israel and in Mesopotamia." Papers on Ancient Literatures: Greece, Rome, and the Near East. Proceedings of the "Advanced Seminar in the Humanities," Venice International University 2004-2005. Eds. Ettore Cingano and Lucio Milano. Padua: S.A.R.G.O.N. Editrice e Libreria, 2008. 489-509.en_US
dc.descriptionProfessor Sasson draws from Mesopotamian documents in this discussion on creation narratives in the Bible and the importance of the medium used in shaping the resulting narrative. Professor Sasson discusses the variety of materials used in writing in the ancient Near East including clay tablets, papyrus, leather, wood, stone, and others, then examines the effect of the materials used in the resulting work.en_US
dc.description.abstract"In Hellenistic Palestine, in an environment that gave birth to rabbinic Judaism and to Christianity, speculations endlessly rehearsed the time, place, opportunity, and conditions that would allow mortals to grasp what was achieved momentarily by Adam and Eve. Two millennia later, we remain beguiled by the same sources that intrigued them."en_US
dc.publisherS.A.R.G.O.N Editrice e Libreriaen_US
dc.subject.lcshCreation -- Biblical teachingen_US
dc.subject.lcshMiddle East -- Civilization -- To 622en_US
dc.subject.lcshBible -- O.T. -- Genesis -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.en_US
dc.subject.lcshImmortality -- Judaismen_US
dc.titleTime and Mortality: Creation Narratives in Ancient Israel and in Mesopotamiaen_US
dc.description.schoolDivinity Schoolen_US

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