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The world's oldest literature : studies in Sumerian belles-lettres

Author: William W Hallo
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.
Series: Culture and history of the ancient Near East, v. 35.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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To propagate the invention of writing, the Sumerians established scribal schools which preserved and transmitted the accumulated wisdom of the past, usually in poetic form. The literature thus created has been studied by the author for half a century. This title assembles his conclusions that are important for biblicists.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Hallo, William W.
World's oldest literature.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010
(DLC) 2009003310
(OCoLC)300031280
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William W Hallo
ISBN: 9789047427278 9047427270 1282603280 9781282603288
OCLC Number: 593295842
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xxxii, 766 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: pt. 1. Programmatics --
pt. 2. Catalogues and other scholia --
pt. 3. Royal and divine hymns --
pt. 4. Letter-prayers --
pt. 5. Royal correspondence --
pt. 6. Historiography --
pt. 7. Myths and epics --
pt. 8. Proverbs --
pt. 9. Incantations --
pt. 10. Sumerian literature and the Bible.
Series Title: Culture and history of the ancient Near East, v. 35.
Responsibility: by William W. Hallo.

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