The overdue W.G. Lambert (1926-2011) was once one of many most advantageous Assyriologists of the latter a part of the 20 th century. His precept legacy is a huge variety of excellent serious versions of Babylonian literary compositions. some of the texts he edited have been on spiritual and mythological topics. he'll constantly be remembered because the editor of the Babylonian activity (Ludlul bel nemeqi, sometimes called the Poem of the Righteous Sufferer), the Babylonian Flood tale (Atra-hasis) and the Babylonian production Epic (Enuma elish). the current ebook is a set of twenty-three essays Lambert released among the years 1958 and 2004. those suffer not just because the legacy of 1 of the best professionals on historic Mesopotamian faith and mythology, but additionally simply because every one makes statements of substantial validity and value. As such, many are milestones within the fields of Mesopotamian faith and mythology.
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