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They Wrote on Clay
The Babylonian Tablets Speak To-day

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  • Date Published: March 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107486652

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  • Originally published in 1939, this book contains an assessment of the historical evidence provided by ancient Babylonian cuneiform tablets. The text is accompanied by a number of photographs of the tablets, as well as of important archaeological sites and Babylonian artefacts. Chiera's enthusiasm for his subject is clear, as the text is accessibly written and contains many Babylonian legends and assesses their relationship to biblical texts. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Assyriology and the ancient Middle East.

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    • Date Published: March 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107486652
    • length: 252 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 14 mm
    • weight: 0.32kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Prologue
    1. The treasure hunt
    2. Books everlasting
    3. The mound of seven cities
    4. The dawn of understanding
    5. Ancient ABCs
    6. The world of business
    7. The business of religion
    8. Kings' tales
    9. Priests' tales
    10. Babel and bible
    11. The search for truth
    12. The philosopher's stone
    13. The three R's
    14. A people's resurrection
    15. Arts and the man
    16. Leaves from a diplomat's diary
    17. On to Greece and Rome
    18. West and East
    Epilogue
    Acknowledgments.

  • Author

    Edward Chiera

    Editor

    George G. Cameron

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