The Mesopotamian Tale

Author: Mike Brenner
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THE MESOPOTAMIAN TALE, compact companion to FINDING OUR LONG WAY HOME, contains the story that's at the heart of that hefty book. The Tale, woven from texts and images unearthed from the ruins of ancient Mesopotamian cities (in present day Iraq), covers the age that began with the remarkable events that led to the birth of our kind...the age that ended as the religion of the olden gods, civilization's first faith, faded out.The Tale confronts the conventional view of the literature of the Mesopotamian peoples by taking their stories of the gods ruling them at face value, that is, by accepting that their lords were self-deified huge flesh and blood humanoid beings who'd come to Earth...not characters in spun tales of anthropomorphized gods existing solely in human imagination. That was the nature of the Greek and Roman gods, formulated after the gods of the Mesopotamian cultures, the living, breathing originals, were gone from Earth.The accounts assembled to form this narrative, when found, were spread over many thousands of artifacts. Piecing together texts separated from each other by time and distance and translated by numerous scholars, was a process based in an intuitive feel for a vital narrative...a narrative that has been obscured by the piecemeal nature of the source texts; by the dramatic, poetic style of those texts; and by the destructive effects of war and weather. The process involved as much art as it did scholarship. This author hopes, nevertheless, that in time experts will confirm that THE MESOPOTAMIAN TALE has been accurately and truthfully abstracted from the vast archaeological findings. In FINDING OUR LONG WAY HOME, the TALE is explored at length, citing source material and relevant science. In contrast, this book's commentary is relatively brief, aiming to show just one thing: how the TALE has the potential to lay bare the roots of humanity's suffering in war, slavery, exploitation, and tyranny. In the stories of the long rule of the Lofty Ones we can discern the origins of the deeply troubled state of our species. THE MESOPOTAMIAN TALE may also lead to a vision of a path out of the condition in which we're trapped. A principle shared by wisdom traditions, philosophers, East and West, as well as clinicians, holds that you cannot solve your problems if you don't know who you are...and that you can't know who you are if you don't know your origins. As it is for one person, so it is for our species. If we achieve release from mass amnesia, and memory for our beginnings is restored, compassion for our selves will lead us in new directions. This book doesn't try to bolster the credibility of the narrative it presents. It doesn't try to explain how our troubled state would be relieved if, with its help, we were to emerge from our mass amnesia. Those tasks are bravely taken up in FINDING OUR LONG WAY HOME. This book's intention is not so ambitious. In the commentary accompanying the saga in THE MESOPOTAMIAN TALE, two critical moments are brought into focus. One is the time when monotheism was rising to replace the worship of the olden gods...because we can make use of the Hebrew Bible as a bridge leading to a fuller understanding of Mesopotamia. The other is the present, when we are making choices that will determine the fate of our species and our world. Beginning to see the historic roots of humanity's suffering, with the help of books such as THE MESOPOTAMIAN TALE, we will be in a better position than we are now to emerge from the re-enactments in which we are caught.

Two Tales Of Brothers From Ancient Mesopotamia

Author: John Heffernan
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Lively and exciting retelling by popular author John Heffernan of two tales from the ancient Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh, illustrated in striking sumptuous style by new illustrator Kate Durack.

An Anthology Of Ancient Mesopotamian Texts

Author: Sabine Franke
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473834341
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Sabina Franke has gathered the best stories of ancient Near Eastern literature surrounding the Mesopotamian gods, men and kings. This book takes the reader on a journey back to the birth of literature in Mesopotamia, which seems to us so far and yet so near. Fairy tales, myths and epics of ancient Near Eastern literature are still able to charm readers today and allow us to delve into the fascinating life of the ancient Near East. This book includes fables such as the tooth worm which causes tooth pain as well as the great myth of Innanas which describes the transition of the goddess Ishtar into the underworld. There are also daily life stories such as that of a student and the Sumerian incantations against a crying baby.

The Book Of Stolen Tales

Author: D J Mcintosh
Editor: Penguin Canada
ISBN: 0143189328
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In 2011, D.J. McIntosh took the book world by storm with her debut novel,The Witch of Babylon. Praised for its “stellar research” and “superb writing”, it introduced readers to John Madison, a rakish New York art dealer with a past, who uncovered a fabulous treasure trove of antiquities in the hills outside of Baghdad and the truth behind a famous story long believed to by a myth. In the highly anticipated sequel, New York art dealer John Madison travels to London to purchase at auction a rare seventeenth-century Italian book of fairy tales for an anonymous client. Before he can deliver it to the buyer, he is robbed by a mysterious man claiming to be the book's author. When his client disappears and the book’s provenance is questioned, Madison realizes that the only way to find the buyer, recover the lost book, and save his reputation is to immerse himself in the world of European aristocracy and bibliophilic obsession. Along the way, he discovers that a well-loved children's tale contains a necromancer's spell and the truth about an ancient Mesopotamian plague.

Ancient Astronauts Cosmic Collisions And Other Popular Theories About Man S Past

Author: William H. Stiebing
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Discusses various accounts of the flood around the world and the quest for Noah's Ark, Atlantis, Velikovsky and his theories of cosmic catastrophism, the search for ancient astronauts in the Bible, the Piri Reis map, the Nazca lines, the Palenque "astronaut", mysteries of the Egyptian pyramids, and early voyagers to the Americas, including the Vikings, Atlanteans, Southeast Asians, Africans, and people from the ancient Near East.

The Serpent Was Wiser

Author: Richard S. Hanson
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The Heritage Of Biblical Israel

Author: Nahum M. Sarna
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The Literary Gazette And Journal Of The Belles Lettres Arts Sciences C

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Creation Evolution

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Asian Folklore Studies

Author: Society for Asian Folklore
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Reading Genesis Well

Author: C. John Collins
Editor: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310598583
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What does it mean to be a good reader of Genesis 1-11? What does it mean to take these ancient stories seriously and how does that relate to taking them literally? Can we even take any of this material seriously? Reading Genesis Well answers these questions and more, promoting a responsible conversation about how science and biblical faith relate by developing a rigorous approach to interpreting the Bible, especially those texts that come into play in science and faith discussions. This unique approach connects the ancient writings of Genesis 1-11 with modern science in an honest and informed way. Old Testament scholar C. John Collins appropriates literary and linguistic insights from C. S. Lewis and builds on them using ideas from modern linguistics, such as lexical semantics, discourse analysis, and sociolinguistics. This study helps readers to evaluate to what extent it is proper to say that the Bible writers held a "primitive" picture of the world, and what function their portrayal of the world and its contents had in shaping the community.

The Encyclopedia Americana

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Genesis

Author: John C. L. Gibson
Editor: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664245689
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For decades, millions of Christians have discovered William Barclay's Daily Study Bible to be the ideal New Testament commentary series for both devotional reading and serious Bible study. Now, carrying foreard brilliantly the pattern established by Barclay, The Daily Study Bilble has been extended into a coverage of the entire Old Testament. Invaluable for individual devotional study, for group discussion, and for classroom use. The Daily Study Bible now provides a useful, eliable, and eminently readable way to discover what the Old Testament writers were saying then and what God is saying today.

Arab World Mosaic

Author: Lars Rodseth
Editor: International Book Centre
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Curriculum supplement contains 42 lesson plans on various topics about the Arab world. A list of Middle East Outreach Programs and a bibliography are included. Grades K-4.

The Evolution Of Jewish Thought

Author: Jacob Bernard Agus
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Classical Myth

Author: Barry B. Powell
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For courses in Classical Mythology in Classics, English, or other departments.Comprehensive and scholarly, this well-designed and class-tested text presents Greek and Roman myths in a lively and easy-to-read manner. It features fresh translations, numerous illustrations (ancient and modern) of classical myths and legends, and commentary that emphasizes the anthropological, historical, religious, sociological, and economic contexts in which the myths were told.