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Legends of Babylon and Egypt in relation to Hebrew tradition   By: (1869-1919)

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In "Legends of Babylon and Egypt in Relation to Hebrew Tradition" by Leonard W. King, readers are taken on a captivating journey back in time to explore the intriguing myths and legends of two ancient civilizations. King skillfully delves into the impressive wealth of tales passed down through Babylonian and Egyptian cultures, highlighting their connection to the Hebrew tradition.

One of the remarkable aspects of this book is King's thorough research. Drawing from a wide range of ancient texts and artifacts, he provides readers with a comprehensive understanding of the legends that have influenced countless cultures throughout history. King's expertise in ancient languages, particularly cuneiform and hieroglyphics, is evident throughout the text, adding authenticity to his analysis.

What sets this book apart is the author's ability to compare and contrast legends from Babylon and Egypt with the Hebrew tradition. By highlighting the similarities and differences, King makes a compelling case for the interconnectedness of ancient mythologies. Through his detailed examination of various myths, readers gain insight into the development and evolution of these narratives across different civilizations.

Furthermore, King's writing style is accessible and engaging, making this book suitable for both scholars and general readers. Despite the vast amount of information provided, the author manages to present it in a clear and concise manner, ensuring that readers can easily follow along. His passion for the subject matter is palpable, which enhances the overall reading experience.

However, one potential drawback of this book is its focus primarily on the legends and their comparison. While this approach allows for a comprehensive exploration of the topic, readers seeking a broader context of the historical, cultural, and religious significance may be left wanting more. Additionally, some readers may find themselves occasionally overwhelmed by the sheer amount of information presented, making it difficult to fully absorb and retain every detail.

In conclusion, "Legends of Babylon and Egypt in Relation to Hebrew Tradition" by Leonard W. King is a meticulously researched and captivating exploration of ancient mythologies. King's expertise and passion shine through his writing, providing readers with a comprehensive understanding of the legends from Babylon and Egypt, and their connection to the Hebrew tradition. Despite a possible dearth of broader contextual information and occasional information overload, this book is a valuable resource for those interested in ancient civilizations and the intertwining of their mythologies.

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By Leonard W. King, M.A., Litt.D., F.S.A.

Assistant Keeper of Egyptian and Assyrian Antiquities in the British Museum

Professor in the University of London King's College

First Published 1918 by Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press.




This text was prepared from a 1920 edition of the book, hence the references to dates after 1916 in some places.

Greek text has been transliterated within brackets "{}" using an Oxford English Dictionary alphabet table. Diacritical marks have been lost.


In these lectures an attempt is made, not so much to restate familiar facts, as to accommodate them to new and supplementary evidence which has been published in America since the outbreak of the war. But even without the excuse of recent discovery, no apology would be needed for any comparison or contrast of Hebrew tradition with the mythological and legendary beliefs of Babylon and Egypt. Hebrew achievements in the sphere of religion and ethics are only thrown into stronger relief when studied against their contemporary background.

The bulk of our new material is furnished by some early texts, written towards the close of the third millennium B... Continue reading book >>

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