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The Cuneiform Inscriptions and the Old Testament (Volume 1) (Paperback) Loot Price: R267
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The Cuneiform Inscriptions and the Old Testament (Volume 1) (Paperback): Eberhard Schrader
The Cuneiform Inscriptions and the Old Testament (Volume 1) (Paperback): Eberhard Schrader

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Eberhard Schrader

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: I the view that the conception of a Paradise, in which a prominent position is held not only by the Euphrates but also by the Tigris, that generally speaking lies beyond the Hebrew range of vision (to say nothing of the two other 42 rivers or canals that are mentioned); in which reference is made to a precious stone (DiJB) with a specific Babylonian name; and in which the specific Babylonian system of canals seems in some way to be presupposed;?that such a conception of Paradise can only have been formed ultimately in Babylonia . On the other hand I am compelled to regard every attempt as altogether hopeless which seeks to determine the Hebrew conception of Paradise with greater geographical precision and to fix it on the map. The Hebrew Paradise, as described by the narrator, is a Garden of God still existing somewhere or other upon the Earth (compare Ezek. XXXI. 9), which is watched by the Cherubim, and to which there is no access. There flows through it, now as ever, a nameless river which does not coincide with the Euphrates, and only on its exit from the garden becomes divided into four streams, among them into the Euphrates and the Tigris. The author thus thinks of the Euphrates and the Tigris as coming from a common 43 source. Accordingly, from the Hebrew-Palestinian standpoint, he can only have sought for this common origin in the mountain region of Armenia which must always have remained very obscure to him both as to its precise this writer the Biblical (? see below) narrator draws the following sketch of the garden: ?"From Eden there went forth a stream to water the garden?that is the Euphrates. The abounding fulness of the Euphrates, which waters the garden of Eden in undiminished stream, is divided below Babylon to be conducted over the entire country in four ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Eberhard Schrader
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 94
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-07761-3
Barcode: 9780217077613
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Books > Humanities > History
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LSN: 0-217-07761-7

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