Gilgamesh Retold

Gilgamesh Retold
A Book

by Jenny Lewis

  • Publisher : Carcanet Press Ltd
  • Release : 2018-10-25
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 1784106151
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jenny Lewis relocates Gilgamesh to its earlier, oral roots in a Sumerian society where men and women were more equal, the reigning deity of Gilgamesh’s city, Uruk, was female (Inanna), only women were allowed to brew beer and keep taverns and women had their own language – emesal. With this shift of emphasis, Lewis captures the powerful allure of the world’s oldest poem and gives it a fresh dynamic while creating a fastpaced narrative for a new generation of readers.

Gilgamesh Retold

Gilgamesh Retold
A Book

by Jenny Lewis

  • Publisher : Carcanet Press
  • Release : 2018-10-25
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN : 9781784106140
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jenny Lewis relocates Gilgamesh to its earlier, oral roots in a Sumerian society where men and women were more equal, the reigning deity of Gilgamesh's city, Uruk, was female (Inanna), only women were allowed to brew beer and keep taverns and women had their own language--emesal. With this shift of emphasis, Lewis captures the powerful allure of the world's oldest poem and gives it a fresh dynamic while creating a fast-paced narrative for a new generation of readers.

Reluctant Prophets and Clueless Disciples

Reluctant Prophets and Clueless Disciples
Introducing the Bible by Telling Its Stories

by Robert Darden

  • Publisher : Abingdon Press
  • Release : 2005-02-01
  • Pages : 442
  • ISBN : 1426763786
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It was once said that all a person has to do to realize God has a very good sense of humor is to look at a platypus. The same sentiment applies to the Bible. The Bible often seems like foreign territory, not only for students encountering it in introductory classes, but also for those who have spent many years in church. To many people, it is an intimidating collection of rules, lists, and theological arguments. But in reality, most of the Bible is made up of fascinating stories. Sometimes they're funny, sometimes they're weird, sometimes they're inspiring, but they're never dull. This college-level introduction invites students into biblical studies through creative, humorous retellings (and a few cartoons here and there) of the basic biblical narratives. The best way to get into the Bible, says Robert F. Darden, is to get to know its stories. In this new approach to introducing the Bible to students, Darden covers the major biblical stories and characters, retelling them in such a way as to bring out their original humor and pathos, and inviting the student to encounter them more fully by moving into the text itself. Click here to listen to Terri Gross's interview with Robert Darden on NPR's Fresh Air about the Black Gospel Music Restoration Project. Darden runs the project at Baylor University where he is a journalism professor. The purpose of the project is to identify, acquire, preserve, record, and catalogue the most at-risk music from the black gospel music tradition, primarily between 1945 and 1970.

Gilgamesh the Hero

Gilgamesh the Hero
A Book

by Geraldine McCaughrean

  • Publisher : Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
  • Release : 2003-06-20
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN : 9780802852625
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is one of the oldest stories in the world, and it's about things that still matter to us today: friendship, fame, courage, happiness. Gilgamesh and Enkidu are friends -- best friends. Together they can work wonders, fight monsters, brave earthquakes, travel the world! But waiting in the dark is the one enemy they can never overcome. Retold by award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean, and illustrated with great power by David Parkins, Gilgamesh the Hero is a story that will linger in the imagination long after the book has been put down.

Guide to the Selection of Books for Your Elementary School Library, 1971-72

Guide to the Selection of Books for Your Elementary School Library, 1971-72
A Book

by Dorothy A. McGinniss

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1971
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Last Quest of Gilgamesh

The Last Quest of Gilgamesh
A Book

by Ludmila Zeman

  • Publisher : Tundra Books
  • Release : 1998-04-01
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN : 9780887763809
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Frightened by the thought of dying, Gilgamesh braves a series of dangers in an effort to learn the secret of eternal life, but although he meets the survivor of the great flood and is offered a chance at perpetual youth, he never achieves his goal, in a retelling of an episode from the story of Gilgamesh, the world's oldest legend.

Guide to the Selection of Books for Your Elementary School Library

Guide to the Selection of Books for Your Elementary School Library
A Book

by Dorothy A. McGinniss

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1972
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh
A Verse Narrative

by Herbert Mason

  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9780618275649
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents a verse narrative of the ancient Babylonian epic about love, death, loss, heroes, and friendship, including an historical essay on the original poem.

The Handy Mythology Answer Book

The Handy Mythology Answer Book
A Book

by David A. Leeming

  • Publisher : Visible Ink Press
  • Release : 2014-08-18
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1578595223
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Stories centuries in the making, and many centuries worth of stories, are an integral part of modern society. Whether modern or ancient, every culture has its myths. Mythology forms our understanding of our origin, history, and traditions. They tell of our heroes and deities. Myths are vehicles for understanding religion, for learning language, and for understanding society, but they can often be difficult to understand and confusing. The Handy Mythology Answer Book examines and explains, in plain English, numerous myths and mythology. From the ancient Greek and Roman to Egypt and Babylon, from Native North American Indian to Celtic, Middle Eastern, Indian, Asian, African, and the lesser known myths from around the world, The Handy Mythology Answer Book has them covered. Whether it is the modern retelling of a classic myth or an ancient story about a Norse god, this helpful resource demystifies the myth, looks at different archetypes and motifs, and even shows how myths help explain our existence and institutions. It answers nearly 600 questions and offers fun facts about the treachery and violence, the inspirational and epic, the supernatural monsters and heroic mortals found in mythology, such as How and when did myths originate? What are the three primary myth types? What is the nature of Creation Myths? How can myths be compared to dreams? Why do humans tell myths? What was the Egyptian Book of the Dead? How is the epic of Gilgamesh like later epics? Why is the biblical flood story so like the Babylonian flood myth? What was the myth of Theseus, the Labyrinth, and the Minotaur? What are the Homeric Hymns? How and why are the Odyssey and the Iliad so different from each other? What is the popular appeal of the Odyssey? Did the Greeks see these myths as religion or as entertainment? What was the background myth of the Oedipus plays? What was the nature of Roman mythology during the Roman Republic? What was the Metamorphosis? How did Christian narrative and tradition fit into and come to dominate the Roman mythological tradition? How is Celtic culture and mythology related to the culture and mythology of Greek, Roman, and other cultures? How did the Vedas contribute to Hindu mythology? Who invented Chinese writing? What was the Aztec pantheon? What is the story of the Cherokee Grandmother Sun? Who are some Native American tricksters? What is the story of Schrödinger’s Cat? How did Freud use myths? How is myth used in politics? A glossary of commonly used terms and an appendix of parallel mythology exploring universal themes, motifs, and archetypes from across various cultures further explains the world of mythology.

The New York Times Book Review

The New York Times Book Review
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1973
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Canadian Books in Print. Author and Title Index

Canadian Books in Print. Author and Title Index
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release : 1975
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Horn Book Magazine

The Horn Book Magazine
A Book

by Bertha E. Mahony Miller

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1971
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Vol. 2 includes extra number, "Experimental schools in England," Jan. 1926.

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Greatest Story Never Told - Oral Tradition and The Development of Messages In The Book Of Genesis

The Greatest Story Never Told - Oral Tradition and The Development of Messages In The Book Of Genesis
A Book

by Vincent Krivda

  • Publisher : Writers Republic LLC
  • Release : 2021-08-31
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 1637287615
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Torah is the first five books of the Hebrew and Christian Bible. Torah means to teach. What does the Torah teach? How does the Torah teach? Scholars agree the Bible evolved from an oral tradition to its written form. This book examines the messages of the Book of Genesis, the first book of the Bible, based on what those messages would have sounded like to an audience in the original oral tradition. The episodes of Creation and the 21 separate stories of the iconic figure of Abraham are recast under the microscope of the prevailing Near Eastern context of their birth. The reader is invited to experience the vivid world of antiquity and for the first time hear The Greatest Story Never Told.

Literature and the Child

Literature and the Child
A Book

by Lee Galda,Lauren A. Liang,Bernice E. Cullinan

  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release : 2016-01-01
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 1305854985
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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LITERATURE AND THE CHILD, 9th Edition, offers thorough, concise coverage of the genres and formats of children’s literature and guidance on using literature in the classroom. With a focus on diverse award-winning titles, this market-leading text includes beautifully written and illustrated discussions of exemplary titles for readers in nursery school through middle school. A stunning design features interior illustrations by Lauren Stringer, an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator. Each genre chapter contains criteria for evaluating literary quality, equipping students with a resource to guide text selection in the classroom. Practical, research-based information about teaching appears throughout, including sample teaching ideas and an emphasis on the importance of selecting and teaching complex texts. Extensive booklists provide excellent, ongoing resources and highlight texts that emphasize diversity. This text helps teachers understand how to select books that best serve their curriculum goals as well as the interests and needs of their students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Revenge of Ishtar

The Revenge of Ishtar
A Book

by Ludmila Zeman

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN : 9780887764363
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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While striving to kill Humbaba, the monster who has attacked the city of Uruk, Gilgamesh spurns the advances of the goddess Ishtar, prompting her revenge, in a retelling of an episode from the story of Gilgamesh, the world's oldest legend

The Woodgate Files

The Woodgate Files
A Book

by Philip Hobbs

  • Publisher : Boolarong Press
  • Release : 2014-04-10
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 1925046397
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The stories of ordinary people from Woodgate in Queensland who have revealed the essence of life.

Middle Eastern Mythology

Middle Eastern Mythology
A Book

by Jim Ollhoff

  • Publisher : ABDO
  • Release : 2011-08-15
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 1617589004
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Who is Mithra? What is Mot? Why are myths so important in our lives? Myths are a rich source of history. People use them to make sense of our world. Even before myths were written down, people told and retold the stories of the gods and goddesses of their homeland. Readers of Middle Eastern Mythology will learn the history of myths, as well as their deeper meaning. From the Mesopotamian goddess Ishtar to the Canaanite thunder god, Baal, this book helps kids understand the myths that shape and direct people's lives. Abdo & Daughters is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Library of Congress Catalogs

Library of Congress Catalogs
Subject catalog

by Library of Congress

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1970
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ben Porat Yosef

Ben Porat Yosef
Studies in the Bible and Its World: Essays in Honor of Joseph Fleishman

by Michael Avioz,Omer Minka,Yael Shemesh

  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • Release : 2019-10-15
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 3868352821
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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