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Flood Terminology

Y.S. Chen

in The Primeval Flood Catastrophe: Origins and Early Development in Mesopotamian Traditions

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199676200
eISBN:
9780191755606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676200.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines the orthographic and semantic development of flood terminology in Sumerian and Akkadian. It is shown that the use of a‐ma‐ru and abūbu to convey the specialized meaning ‘the ... More


The Primeval Flood Catastrophe: Origins and Early Development in Mesopotamian Traditions

Y. S. Chen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199676200
eISBN:
9780191755606
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199676200.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Previous research on Mesopotamian Flood traditions tended to focus on a few textual sources. How the traditions originated and developed as a whole has not been seriously investigated. By ... More


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