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The ark before noah : decoding the story of the flood / Irving Finkel.

Finkel, Irving L. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781494521363 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1494521369 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (9hr., 02 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Tantor Media, Inc. : 2014.

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Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator: Irving Finkel.
Summary, etc.:
Irving Finkel, a curator at the British Museum, found himself playing detective when a member of the public arrived at the museum with an intriguing cuneiform tablet from a family collection. Not only did the tablet reveal a new version of the Babylonian Flood Story; the ancient poet described the size and completely unexpected shape of the ark, and gave detailed boat building specifications. Decoding this ancient message wedge by cuneiform wedge, Dr. Finkel discovered where the Babylonians believed the ark came to rest and developed a new explanation of how the old story ultimately found its way into the Bible. In The Ark Before Noah, Dr. Finkel takes us on an adventurous voyage of discovery, opening the door to an enthralling world of ancient voices and new meanings.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.

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