Interesting Web Sites for Unit 1

Dr. Diane Thompson, NVCC, ELI

Introduction to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) with Professor Christine Hayes. A wonderful free ecourse from Yale. The Internet Sacred Text Archive: a rich resource that includes sacred texts from all ages and all parts of the world.
The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature: this amazing site has all of the Sumerian literary texts (including various stories about Gilgamesh) in both transliterated Sumerian AND English.  The Bible and Interpretation: Dedicated to delivering the latest news, features, editorials, commentary, archaeological interpretation and excavations relevant to the study of the Bible for the public and biblical scholars.
Sumerian Religion Comparison of the Babylonian and Noahic Flood Stories
Gilgamesh: A musical interpretation by Tony Garone; images and notes for his CD; worth a look and listen Biblical Archaeology Society
The Epic of Gilgamesh: translated by Maureen Kovacs. From the Academy for Ancient Texts. Annoying ads pop up, but the text is fine. Genesis: from the Hebrew Bible. You can use this etext OR the version in your textbook.
The Epic of Gilgamesh: includes reviews of books about Gilgamesh, analysis, links, etc. Greek and Biblical Parallels: Bibliography by Walter Mattfeld.
Gilgamesh: a good etext of the epic translated by a major scholar (Kramer), but perhaps without his permission. World Wide Study Bible
Ancient History Sourcebook Ancient Literature and Language: A Brief History of Early Ancient Civilization by Mark Damon
International World History Project: all sorts of historical information; follow the main menu to see what is on this huge site. The Unbound Bible (searchable Bibles)
A Babylonian parallel to the story of Job Bible: from Wikipedia; all sorts of useful information
  Numerology: ancient ideas about the meaning of numbers; a student project

© Diane Thompson: 8/13/1998; last updated: July 30, 2018