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The ark before Noah : decoding the story of the flood, Irving Finkel

Label
The ark before Noah : decoding the story of the flood
Title
The ark before Noah
Title remainder
decoding the story of the flood
Statement of responsibility
Irving Finkel
Title variation
Decoding the story of the flood
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"British Museum expert Dr Irving Finkel reveals how decoding the symbols on a 4,000 year old piece of clay enable a radical new interpretation of the Noah's Ark myth. A world authority on the period, Dr Finkel's enthralling real-life detective story began with a most remarkable event at the British Museum - the arrival one day in 2008 of a single, modest-sized Babylonian cuneiform tablet - the palm-sized clay rectangles on which our ancestors created the first documents. It had been brought in by a member of the public and this particular tablet proved to be of quite extraordinary importance. Not only does it date from about 1850 BC, but it is a copy of the Babylonian Story of the Flood, a myth from ancient Mesopotamia revealing among other things, instructions for building a large boat to survive a flood. But Dr Finkel's pioneering work didn't stop there. Through another series of enthralling discoveries he has been able to decode the story of the Flood in ways which offer unanticipated revelations to readers of THE ARK BEFORE NOAH."--Publisher's website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Finkel, Irving L
Dewey number
299/.21
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
BL1625.D4
LC item number
F56 2014b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Deluge
  • Noah's ark
  • Cuneiform tablets
  • Akkadian language
  • Mythology, Assyro-Babylonian
Label
The ark before Noah : decoding the story of the flood, Irving Finkel
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain by Hodder & Stoughton, an Hachette UK company, London, in 2014."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
About this book -- The wedge between us -- Words and people -- Recounting the flood -- The ark tablet -- Flood warning -- The question of shape -- Building the arks -- Life on board -- Babylon and Bible floods -- The Judaean experience -- What happened to the ark? -- What is the ark tablet? -- Conclusions -- Appendix 1: Ghosts, reincarnation and Babylonian learning -- Appendix 2: Revisiting Gilgamesh, tablet XI -- Appendix 3: Building the ark: technical report -- Appendix 4: Reading the ark tablet
Control code
ocn869904667
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
421 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385537117
Lccn
2013050952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)869904667
  • a940340
Label
The ark before Noah : decoding the story of the flood, Irving Finkel
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain by Hodder & Stoughton, an Hachette UK company, London, in 2014."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
About this book -- The wedge between us -- Words and people -- Recounting the flood -- The ark tablet -- Flood warning -- The question of shape -- Building the arks -- Life on board -- Babylon and Bible floods -- The Judaean experience -- What happened to the ark? -- What is the ark tablet? -- Conclusions -- Appendix 1: Ghosts, reincarnation and Babylonian learning -- Appendix 2: Revisiting Gilgamesh, tablet XI -- Appendix 3: Building the ark: technical report -- Appendix 4: Reading the ark tablet
Control code
ocn869904667
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
421 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385537117
Lccn
2013050952
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)869904667
  • a940340

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