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Ancient Near East, Volume 1: An Anthology of Texts and Pictures

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An anthology drawn from two magnificent and widely-praised volumes by the same author: "Ancient Near Eastern Texts, " and "The Ancient Near East in Pictures."
Paperback, 380 pages
Published February 1st 1965 by Princeton University Press
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Ronald Wise
A collection of translations of texts from the 2nd millennium to early 1st millennium BCE, and with photographs of artifacts accompanying those texts. There are also notations of Bible versus which possibly correlated with the translated passages. Much of it was quite boring, but at times I was quite astounded to learn things that had not changed regarding the human condition for nearly three millennia. I don't know how this and Volume II came into my possession, but know that I've been lugging ...more
Dec 20, 2013 Marika added it
Just sampling a few things, like The Deluge story, precursor to Noah.

I poked around a bit. Nothing too exhaustive. It is amazing how the stories repeat from culture to culture and century to century.
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