Dictionary of the ancient Near East
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Published by British Museum in London .
Written in English


  • Middle East -- Antiquities -- Dictionaries.,
  • Middle East -- Civilization -- To 622 -- Dictionaries.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementedited by Piotr Bienkowski and Alan R. Millard.
ContributionsBienkowski, Piotr., Millard, A. R.
LC ClassificationsDS56 .D53 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 342 p. :
Number of Pages342
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19608501M
ISBN 100714111414

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The Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Mythology covers sources from Mesopotamia, Syro-Palestine and Anatolia, from around to BC. It contains entries on gods and goddesses, giving evidence of their worship in temples, describing their 'character', as documented by the texts, and defining their roles within the body of mythological narratives; synoptic entries on Cited by: Books shelved as ancient-near-east: The Epic of Gilgamesh by Anonymous, Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others by Anonymous. Since the discovery of Nineveh years ago, countless excavators have been searching for the lost civilizations of the ancient Near East. We now know the names of thousands of gods and goddesses, the words of hymns and litanies, the daily procedures of the Babylonian cult, as well as a growing number of mythological tales. A substantial number of the texts discussed in this . This map includes some of the geographical locations within the ancient Biblical world. The British Museum describes the Ancient Near East as Mesopotamia, Iran, Anatolia, the Caucasus, the Levant, and Arabia. In ancient times the Near East was never one huge homogeneous area but an assorted collection of changing cultures.

The Ancient Gods: The History and Diffusion of Religion in the Ancient Near East and the Eastern Mediterranean, Leick, Gwendolyn. A Dictionary of Ancient Near Eastern Mythology Routledge, London & New York, Pritchard, James B., (ed.). The Ancient Near East: An Anthology of Texts and Pictures. Princeton University Press, New Jersey. The Near East is a Eurocentric geographical term which roughly encompasses a transcontinental region comprising Western Asia, Turkey (both Anatolia and East Thrace), and Egypt (which is mostly located in North Africa).Despite having varying definitions within different academic circles, the term was originally applied to the maximum extent of the Ottoman Empire. The Languages of the Ancient Near East Series provides students and scholars alike with resources for studying the Hittite language, Akkadian, and Old Babylonian. These volumes include descriptions of grammar, textual examples, explanations of linguistic development, and practice exercises. This collection is a valuable addition to the library of anyone interested in . Piotr Bienkowski is the author of Dictionary of the Ancient Near East ( avg rating, 6 ratings, 1 review, published ), Dictionary of the Ancient N /5.

Now you can have direct access to key ancient Near Eastern writings that date from the beginning of the Sumerian civilization to the age of Alexander the Great. These 16 volumes from the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) provide teachers, literary critics, historians, general readers, and students historical and literary background to the writings, the original text and English . Three brief discussions, on ancient Near Eastern scribalism, covenants, and concepts of deity, illustrate how acquiring a deeper historical understanding is the first step in seeing how the Hebrew Bible is both similar to and distinct from other documents from the ancient Near East. Testing the Canon of Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology invites readers to reconsider the contents and agendas of the art historical and world-culture canons by looking at one of their most historically enduring components: the art and archaeology of the ancient Near East. This category concerns the topic: terms related to the Ancient Near East. It contains no dictionary entries, only other categories. The subcategories are of two sorts: Subcategories named like "aa:Ancient Near East" (with a prefixed language code) .