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George, Andrew, ed. (2013) Wisdom from the Late Bronze Age, by Y. Cohen [author]. Atlanta, Ga.: Society of Biblical Literature. (Writings from the Ancient World)

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Abstract

This volume presents the original texts and annotated translations of a collection of Mesopotamian wisdom compositions and related texts of the Late Bronze Age (ca. 1500–1200 B.C.E.) found at the ancient Near Eastern sites of Hattuša, Emar, and Ugarit. These wisdom compositions constitute the missing link between the great Sumerian wisdom corpus and early Akkadian wisdom literature of the Old Babylonian period, on the one hand, and the wisdom compositions of the first millennium B.C.E., on the other. Included here are works such as the Ballad of Early Rulers, Hear the Advice, and The Date-Palm and the Tamarisk, as well as proverb collections from Ugarit and Hattuša. A detailed introduction provides an assessment of the place of wisdom literature in the ancient curriculum and library collections.

Item Type: Edited Book or Journal Volume
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East
ISBN: 9781589837751
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.2307/j.ctt5hjgqc
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2013 19:46
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/17380

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