Adapa and the South Wind Language Has the Power of Life and Death

Published by Eisenbrauns
ISBN 10: 1575060485 / ISBN 13: 9781575060484
Used / Hardcover/Hardback / Quantity Available: 0
Available From More Booksellers
View all  copies of this book

About the Book

We're sorry; this specific copy is no longer available. AbeBooks has millions of books. We've listed similar copies below.

Description:

The scholarly world first became aware of the myth of Adapa and the South Wind when it was discovered on a tablet from the El-Amarna archive in 1887. We now have at our disposal six fragments of the myth. The largest and most important fragment, from Amarna, is dated to the 14th century B.C.E. This fragment of the Adapa myth has red-tinted points applied on the tablet at specific intervals. Izre'el draws attention to a few of these points that were missed in previous publications by Knudtzon and Schroeder. Five other fragments were part of the Assurbanipal library and are representative of this myth as it was known in Assyria about seven centuries later.The discovery of the myth of Adapa and the South Wind immediately attracted wide attention. Its ideology and its correspondence to the intellectual heritage of Western religions precipitated flourishing studies of this myth, both philological and substantive. Many translations have appeared during the past century, shedding light on various aspects of the myth and its characters. Izre'el unveils the myth of Adapa and the South Wind as mythos, as story. To do this, he analyzes the underlying concepts through extensive treatment of form. He offers an edition of the extant fragments of the myth, including the transliterated Akkadian text, a translation, and a philological commentary. The analysis of poetic form that follows leads to understanding the myth as a piece of literature and to uncovering its meanings. This study therefore marks a new phase in the long, extensive research into this Mesopotamian myth. Bookseller Inventory #

About this title:

Book ratings provided by Goodreads:
0 avg rating
(0 ratings)

Synopsis:

The scholarly world first became aware of the myth of Adapa and the South Wind when it was discovered on a tablet from the El-Amarna archive in 1887. We now have at our disposal six fragments of the myth. The largest and most important fragment, from Amarna, is dated to the 14th century B.C.E. This fragment of the Adapa myth has red-tinted points applied on the tablet at specific intervals. Izre’el draws attention to a few of these points that were missed in previous publications by Knudtzon and Schroeder. Five other fragments were part of the Assurbanipal library and are representative of this myth as it was known in Assyria about seven centuries later.

The discovery of the myth of Adapa and the South Wind immediately attracted wide attention. Its ideology and its correspondence to the intellectual heritage of Western religions precipitated flourishing studies of this myth, both philological and substantive. Many translations have appeared during the past century, shedding light on various aspects of the myth and its characters. Izre’el unveils the myth of Adapa and the South Wind as mythos, as story. To do this, he analyzes the underlying concepts through extensive treatment of form. He offers an edition of the extant fragments of the myth, including the transliterated Akkadian text, a translation, and a philological commentary. The analysis of poetic form that follows leads to understanding the myth as a piece of literature and to uncovering its meanings. This study therefore marks a new phase in the long, extensive research into this Mesopotamian myth.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Bibliographic Details

Title: Adapa and the South Wind Language Has the ...
Publisher: Eisenbrauns
Binding: Hardcover/Hardback
Book Condition: New

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Shlomo Izre'el
Published by Eisenbrauns.
ISBN 10: 1575060485 ISBN 13: 9781575060484
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 9
Seller:
Rating
[?]

Book Description Eisenbrauns. Condition: Used - Like New. Very Good. Hardbound, No D-j. 2001. Originally published at $45.00. May contain remainder mark. Otherwise, like new. Seller Inventory # W78744

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 4.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Izre'el, Shlomo
Published by Eisenbrauns
ISBN 10: 1575060485 ISBN 13: 9781575060484
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ezekial Books, LLC
(Manchester, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Eisenbrauns. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. 1575060485 Condition: VERY GOOD. (Book may have one or a combination of the following characteristics: former library book, cover wear, name written inside cover, light underlining/highlighting, remainder mark, etc. Overall, the book is in solid shape. This is a blanket description. Please email us if you require a specific, detailed description of the book condition. We will typically respond within 24 hours). Seller Inventory # SKU1312032

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 7.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Shlomo Izre'el
Published by Eisenbrauns (2001)
ISBN 10: 1575060485 ISBN 13: 9781575060484
Used Hardcover First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
GlassFrogBooks
(Minden, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Eisenbrauns, 2001. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 1575060485-2-4

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 12.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Izre'El, Shlomo
Published by Eisenbrauns (2001)
ISBN 10: 1575060485 ISBN 13: 9781575060484
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
AVON HILL BOOKS
(Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Eisenbrauns, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. B/w and some color plates. Babylonian mythology.; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 183 pp; Mesopotamian Civilizations, 10. Seller Inventory # 31647

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 9.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Shlomo Izre'El
Published by Eisenbrauns (2001)
ISBN 10: 1575060485 ISBN 13: 9781575060484
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Fullerstone Books
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Eisenbrauns, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: No DJ. Picture may not match book; 1 volume only.4to; no DJ, if one issued; light wear/scuffing to boards/spine; occasional ink underlining and marginalia throughout book; else Very Good condition. Illustrated & plates at rear. (Mesopotamian Civilizations, 10)International orders may require extra shipping. Orders will be mailed either on the day ordered or the next business day. Expedited shipping available. Seller Inventory # 99e2151362

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 8.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Shlomo Izre'El
Published by Eisenbrauns (2001)
ISBN 10: 1575060485 ISBN 13: 9781575060484
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Eisenbrauns, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG1575060485

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 16.77
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Izre'el, Shlomo
Published by Eisenbrauns (2001)
ISBN 10: 1575060485 ISBN 13: 9781575060484
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Eisenbrauns, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Great condition with minimal wear, aging, or shelf wear. Seller Inventory # P021575060485

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 37.79
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Izre'el, Shlomo
Published by Eisenbrauns (2001)
ISBN 10: 1575060485 ISBN 13: 9781575060484
Used Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Eisenbrauns, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: Like New. Almost new condition. Seller Inventory # P011575060485

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy Used
US$ 44.01
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Izre'el, Shlomo
Published by Eisenbrauns
ISBN 10: 1575060485 ISBN 13: 9781575060484
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Mesilla Internet
(Mesilla, NM, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Eisenbrauns. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1575060485 New. Seller Inventory # Z1575060485ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 45.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.48
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Izre'el, Shlomo
Published by Eisenbrauns (2001)
ISBN 10: 1575060485 ISBN 13: 9781575060484
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Eisenbrauns, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111575060485

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 49.60
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are 6 more copies of this book

View all search results for this book