Interesting Web Sites for Unit 1

Dr. Diane Thompson


Babylonian and Near Eastern Resources:  ancient Sumerian  texts for studying the Bible 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 Mythology 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: from Mark Damen's course A Guide to Writing in History and Classics Old Testament Gateway: "a comprehensive, annotated, academic directory of internet sites on the Old Testament."
The Epic of Gilgamesh: translated by Maureen Gallery Kovacs. From the Academy for Ancient Texts. 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.
Epic of Gilgamesh: Tablet One, with links to the other tablets World Wide Study Bible
The Flood Narrative from Gilgamesh Various translations of the Bible on the WWW
Gilgamesh: a good etext of the epic translated by a major scholar (Kramer), but perhaps without his permission. The Unbound Bible (searchable Bibles)
Images of Women in Ancient Art: includes images and analysis Bible: from Wikipedia; all sorts of useful information
International World History Project: all sorts of historical information; follow the main menu to see what is on this huge site. Numerology: ancient ideas about the meaning of numbers; a student project
Art of the First Cities: great images from ancient Eurasian cities (ca 3,000-2,000 BCE), from Troy to the Indus Valley, from an exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Ancient History Sourcebook
A Babylonian parallel to the story of Job Ancient Literature and Language: A Brief History of Early Ancient Civilization by Mark Damon
Introduction to the Old Testament (Hebrew Bible) with Professor Christine Hayes. A wonderful free ecourse from Yale.  

(c) Thompson: 01/27/2011