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William W. Hallo

Autor/a de The Ancient Near East: A History

21+ obres 712 Membres 5 Ressenyes

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Obres de William W. Hallo

The Ancient Near East: A History (1971) 175 exemplars
The Context of Scripture (3 vols) (2002) 133 exemplars
The Exaltation of Inanna (1968) 17 exemplars
The book of the people (1991) 5 exemplars

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The Star of Redemption (1921) — Traductor, algunes edicions324 exemplars
The classical moment : views from seven literatures (1999) — Col·laborador — 4 exemplars

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Quite a long eulogy to the Sumerian primordial goddess Inanna, that is attributed to the high priestess Enheduanna, although this is controversial. The oldest preserved fragments of this poem date from about 1800 BCE. See my review in my History Account on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/4856299593
 
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bookomaniac | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jul 21, 2022 |
Extremely eclectic in style and content, and a bit skewed towards Akkad/Sumer and Israel (this, however, can be easily justified).

Here is a sample:
The chameleon, with its improbable Greek etymology as the "on-the-ground lion," is more likely related to Akkadian hulamēšu and to the "lion of the ground" (nēšu sa qaqqarì) in Gilgamesh XI 296 with which hulamēšu is equated in a commentary text. A. Sjöberg has even suggested a relationship to the Hebrew nāhàš (= Akkadian nēšu, Eblaite na'isu?) in the story of Eden. This daring suggestion receives a curious sort of support from an unexpected quarter: the autobiography of an English physician's wife who spent many years in Kenya records the local belief that the snake of Eden was in fact a chameleon.

Greek etymology is swept away as "improbable", then its exact equivalent in Akkadian is given as a fact, then there is an unsubstantiated suggestion of Semitic cognates (maybe substantiated in the article mentioned), and then an absolutely fantastic "support" from a very solid source. This kind of argumentation (which might of course be a projection of something more serious but very well hidden from view) permeates the book.
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alik-fuchs | Apr 27, 2018 |
A particularly poetic work that not only praises a favored diety, but also serves as a lamentation of the author for being expelled from her temple and a desire to return to service. A concise yet elegant statement of an individual's place in the world, and the difficulties they face in it.
 
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bdtrump | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | May 9, 2015 |
 
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dutoitjs | Mar 3, 2009 |

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Obres
21
També de
4
Membres
712
Popularitat
#35,611
Valoració
4.2
Ressenyes
5
ISBN
37
Llengües
1

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