Babel and Bible Paperback

Two Lectures Delivered Before the Members of the Deutsche Orient-Gesellschaft in the Presence of the German Emperor

by Friedrich Delitzsch;

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Babel and Bible

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Son of a Lutheran theologian, Friedrich Delitzsch (1850-1922) was a professor of Semitic languages and Assyriology at Leipzig, Breslau and Berlin. A founder of the German Oriental Society, he caused a furore far beyond the world of Ancient Near Eastern studies when, in January 1902, he gave a lecture 'upon the relations between the Bible and the recent results of cuneiform research' in the presence of the German emperor and his court. Delitzsch demonstrated for his non-specialist audience that (as many biblical archaeologists already knew) several Old Testament narratives, including the stories of the Creation and the Flood, were derived from earlier Babylonian myths. The Cambridge Assyriologist C. H. W. Johns, who translated and edited this illustrated 1903 English edition of the original lecture and its sequel, remarked that the book 'is now a historic event', with print runs of 40,000 copies. This edition also includes Delitzsch's responses to his critics.

Babel and Bible by Friedrich Delitzsch was published by Cambridge University Press in November 2014. The ISBN for Babel and Bible is 9781108081610.

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Details for Babel and Bible

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherCambridge University Press (November 2014)
Number of Pages264
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4549572
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