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Bibil Identifier bibil:247280
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) From Adapa to Enoch
Title (English, ) Scribal Culture and Religious Vision in Judea and Babylon
Author Sanders, Seth L.
Series Texte und Studien zum antiken Judentum (Volume: 167)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature HC 130/167
Place 22:931.21
Publishing house Mohr Siebeck
Place Tübingen
ISBN 978-3-16-154456-9
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xiv Pages
280 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract Seth L. Sanders offers a history of first-millennium scribes through their heavenly journeys and heroes, treating the visions of ancient Mesopotamian and Judean literature as pragmatic things made by people. He presents each scribal culture as an individual institution via detailed evidence for how visionary figures were used over time. The author also provides the first comprehensive survey of direct evidence for contact between Babylonian, Hebrew, and Aramaic scribal cultures, when and how they came to share key features. Rather than irrecoverable religious experience, he shows how ideal scribal “selves” were made available through rituals documented in texts and institutions that made these roles durable. He examines how these texts and selves worked together to create religious literature as the world came to be known differently: a historical ontology of first-millennium scribal cultures. The result is as much a history of science as a history of mysticism, providing insight into how knowledge of the universe was created in ancient times.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Themes : Scribe
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Enoch
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