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In the Beginning: Creation Myths from Ancient Mesopotamia, Israel and Greece

O'Brien, Joan and Major, Wilfred


Addressed to students of classical mythology, religion, and comparative mythology, this volume contains myths of creation from three ancient cultures. Included are selections from the Hebrew Bible, the Mesopotamian Enuma Elish and Atrahasis, and Hesiod's Theogony and Works and Days. The texts are complemented by essays on the cultural contexts in which the myths arose.

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  • Paperback
  • 221 Pages
  • Published: January 1982
  • ISBN: 0891305599
  • Series: Aids for the Study of Religion

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