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

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dc.contributor.author Sasson, Jack M.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-03-02T20:08:02Z
dc.date.available 2010-03-02T20:08:02Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Sasson, 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.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1803/3899
dc.description Professor 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.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher S.A.R.G.O.N Editrice e Libreria en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Creation -- Biblical teaching en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Middle East -- Civilization -- To 622 en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Bible -- O.T. -- Genesis -- Criticism, interpretation, etc. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Immortality -- Judaism en_US
dc.title Time and Mortality: Creation Narratives in Ancient Israel and in Mesopotamia en_US
dc.type Postprint en_US
dc.description.school Divinity School en_US

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