Near Eastern Mythology: Mesopotamia, Syria, Palestine John N. Gray

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Published: 1969

Hardcover

141 pages


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Near Eastern Mythology: Mesopotamia, Syria, Palestine  by  John N. Gray

Near Eastern Mythology: Mesopotamia, Syria, Palestine by John N. Gray
1969 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 141 pages | ISBN: | 6.66 Mb

The most famous Mesopotamian myth is the Gilgamesh Epic. Many people have heard of this myth, but other fascinating myths from the Near East are less well known. John Gray has tried to link the myths of the area to historical facts.

For example, heMoreThe most famous Mesopotamian myth is the Gilgamesh Epic. Many people have heard of this myth, but other fascinating myths from the Near East are less well known. John Gray has tried to link the myths of the area to historical facts.

For example, he shows how the Flood story from the Bible can be discovered in myths from many places in this area, including the arc and the animals two by two. He also compares the descent into hell of Ishtar of Babylon, and Baal of Canaan. His emphasis is primarily on religion, an attempt to find a common thread throughout the whole area. Gray links the geographical area powerfully when he discusses the kings of the area, all of whom Gray shows to be connected in some way to the divine.

The book is beautifully illustrated.



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