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The Ancient East covers the history of Babylonia and the surrounding areas from 1000 B.C. to 400 B.C. It also has a chapter on the victory of the West, which includes Alexander’s conquest of the East. Simple and readable, no footnotes, written in clear language, it goes into considerable detail for such a short book.
This book contains the fragments of writings and literature from the Ancient Near East, including Assyria, Babylon, Persia and Carthage. The writings are those of Sanchoniatho, Berossus, Abydenus, Megasthenes and Manetho as well as The Hermetic Creed, The Old Chronicle, The Laterculus of Eratosthenes, The Tyrian Annals, The Oracles of Zoroaster and The Periplus of Hanno.
Chapters include: The Decipherment of the Cuneiform Inscriptions; The Archaeological Materials, the Excavations at Susa and the Origin of Bronze; The Sumerians; The Relation of Babylonian to Egyptian Civilization; Babylonia and Palestine; Asia Minor; and, Canaan in the Century before the Exodus.
An Assyrian Doomsday Book or Liber Censualis, Of The District Round Harran; In The Seventh Century B. C. Copied From The Cuneiform Tablets In The British Museum. Taken from the Preface: ‘In the following pages are set out the remains of the earliest survey of the district about Harran, of which we have any record. I am not without hope that the light shed upon early life in Mesopotamia, the people who dwelt there in the 7th Century B. C, their occupations…
This is a study of star-worship collected from all available astrological and astronomical texts from antiquity. This book summarizes the authors knowledge and theories on this subject. Cumont shows that astronomical knowledge was developed over time in the ancient Near East, eventually allowing prediction of phenomena such as the location of the planets…
This fully illustrated book is a series of two lectures on how many Old Testament writings were borrowed from ancient Babylonian tales, including the stories of the Creation and Flood from the Book of Genesis.
If you’ve ever wanted to find out about how these ancient civilisations went about legal type things; then this is the book for you. An extremely comprehensive examination of all aspects of the legal constitution. Chapters include: The Earliest Babylonian Laws; The Code of Hammurabi; Judges, Law-Courts, and Legal Processes; Divorce and Desertion; Slavery; Obligations and Rights of Children; Private Letters of the First…
A study of birth omens in ancient Babylon and Assyria. Chapters include: Divination in Babylonia and Assyria; Three chief methods: hepatoscopy, astrology and birth-omens; Omen collections in Ashurbanapal’s Library; Animal Birth-omens; Double foetus; Multiple births among ewes; Malformation of mouth, nostrils, jaws, arms, lips, hands; Talking infants, with bearded lips and teeth; Resemblances between human and animal features…
Babylonian Influence on the Bible and Popular Beliefs: Tehom and Tiamat, Hades and Satan. Chapters include; The Babylonian Cradle-Land; The Creation; The Primeval Chaos; Dragons of the Bible; The Deep as Hell; Deserts as the Haunts of Devils; The Serpent, and more.
With 25 illustrations. Chapters include: Discovery Of The Tablets; Publication Of The Creation Tablets; The Object Of The Babylonian Legend Of The Creation; Variant Forms Of The Babylonian Legend Of The Creation; The “Bilingual” Version Of The Creation Legend; The Legend Of The Creation According To Berosus And Damascius; and more.
Babylonian Life And History gives detailed accounts of this ancient civilisation. Chapters include Babylon According to the Cuneiform Inscriptions, Babylon According to the Classical Authors, Babylonian History from 3800 B.C. to 668 B.C., Babylon Under the Persians, Life and Art in Ancient Babylon, Religion and Babylonian writing and literature.
This work is “The Prayers of the Lifting of the Hand,” and represents the cuneiform texts of a group of Babylonian and Assyrian incantations and magical formulae edited with transliterations, translations, and full vocabulary from tablets of the Kuyunjik collections preserved in the British Museum.
This is Volume IV of the ‘Books On Egypt And Chaldea’ Series. It is based, in part, upon the cuneiform inscriptions that had been discovered in Mesopotamia (modern day Iraq). It includes accounts of the gods of Babylon, the idea of heaven and hell, the legends of creation and the story of the deluge (which is very similar to that in Genesis). It also has tales of the gods and heroes of Ancient Babylon. Illustrated.