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Gordon, Cyrus H. (Cyrus Herzl) 1908-2001

Overview
Works: 218 works in 862 publications in 13 languages and 15,463 library holdings
Genres: History  Miscellanea  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comparative studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Other, Interviewee, Dedicatee, Creator, Translator, Signer, Composer
Classifications: BS635, 417.7093
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Before Columbus; links between the Old World and ancient America by Cyrus H Gordon( Book )

23 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before the Bible : the common background of Greek and Hebrew civilisations by Cyrus H Gordon( Book )

38 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in 7 languages and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bible and the ancient Near East by Cyrus H Gordon( Book )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This account of the historical context for the Hebrew Bible explores the diverse origins of such stories as the creation and the flood in the cultures of the ancient Near East. The authors show the striking parallels in the foundational stories told in the Egyptian, Persian, Greek, and Hebrew cultures of the time
Forgotten scripts; how they were deciphered and their impact on contemporary culture by Cyrus H Gordon( Book )

31 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Riddles in history by Cyrus H Gordon( Book )

10 editions published between 1974 and 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ancient Near East by Cyrus H Gordon( Book )

14 editions published between 1958 and 1965 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical view of the Biblical world of the Old Testament, based on archaeological evidence, written for beginning students
Ugarit and Minoan Crete; the bearing of their texts on the origins of Western culture by Cyrus H Gordon( Book )

16 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forgotten scripts : their ongoing discovery and decipherment by Cyrus H Gordon( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The common background of Greek and Hebrew civilizations by Cyrus H Gordon( Book )

8 editions published between 1965 and 2001 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ugaritic textbook : grammar, texts in transliteration, cuneiform selections, glossary, indices by Cyrus H Gordon( Book )

93 editions published between 1955 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of the Old Testament by Cyrus H Gordon( Book )

21 editions published between 1958 and 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ugaritic literature; a comprehensive translation of the poetic and prose texts by Cyrus H Gordon( Book )

25 editions published in 1949 in 5 languages and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hammurapi's code : quaint or forward-looking? by Cyrus H Gordon( Book )

13 editions published between 1957 and 1966 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hammurapi's Code is the best available mirror of Mesopotamian society and it is therein that the importance of the code lies. ... The impact of ancient Mesopotamia on the West was enormous, and the value of the code consists of its being our chief single source for reconstructing the sociology of Old Babylonia. Although only a specialist in ancient history is competent to judge the extent of Mesopotamian influence in the West, nevertheless the general reader can compare the legal, social, and commercial ideas of Old Babylonia with our own." -Introduction, p. 3
Introduction to Old Testament times by Cyrus H Gordon( Book )

13 editions published between 1953 and 1959 in 3 languages and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adventures in the nearest East by Cyrus H Gordon( Book )

20 editions published between 1957 and 1961 in English and Dutch and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genesis : world of myths and patriarchs by Ada Feyerick( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The time was the Bronze to the Iron Age, the third to first millenniums B.C. Great leaders arose from Iraq to Eygpt-- Sargon of Akkad, Gudea of Lagash, Hammurapi of Babylon, and Akhenaten of Egypt--and from these lands of the Fertile Crescent came the underpinnings of Western civilization: law, science, arts, and the alphabet. But the human spirit wanted more. In a universe run by mercurial gods who kept humankind in bondage, there emerged the need for one all-powerful divinity, one omnipresent as mentor and protector. The book of Genesis, with its narratives of real people struggling to survive, provided that God, and thus the roots of monotheism. Genesis: World of Myths and Patriarchs is an in-depth look at the civilizations that formed the background of the first book of the Bible. Drawing on the great archaeological discoveries in the Middle East over the past century, everyday life of the people of Genesis is viewed through their politics, arts, nomadic migrations, commerce, religion, and moral values. With over 250 illustrations, including sixty-four color plates, this rich visual panorama describes what the authors of Genesis saw, and what events and ideas moved them to write the story of their people's origins. The book includes fourteen maps and charts, a selected chronology, and a list of gods of the Middle East. Cyrus Gordon and Nahum Sarna, two of the most renowned scholars of ancient Near Eastern history and Bible, provide the text. Genesis: World of Myths and Patriarchs acquaints us for the first time with the people we know from this familiar book of the Bible, and with the places they inhabited and the culture they developed. We trace what was borrowed, rejected, and transformed to create a new and unique ethic which has continued to shape the world"--Publisher description
Hellenosemitica; an ethnic and cultural study in West Semitic impact on Mycenaen Greece by Michael C Astour( Book )

10 editions published between 1965 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homer and Bible; the origin and character of East Mediterranean literature by Cyrus H Gordon( Book )

19 editions published between 1955 and 1967 in English and Latin and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The living past by Cyrus H Gordon( Book )

5 editions published in 1941 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on the Ebla archives and Eblaite language( )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Bible and the ancient Near East
Alternative Names
Cyrus Gordon

Cyrus Gordon archeologo statunitense

Cyrus H. Gordon Amerikaans antropoloog (1908-2001)

Cyrus H. Gordon US-amerikanischer Semitist und Orientalist

Gordon, C. H.

Gordon, C. H. (Cyrus Herzl), 1908-2001

Gordon, Cyrus

Gordon Cyrus 1908-2001

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Gordon, Cyrus H. 1908-2001

Gordon, Cyrus H. (Cyrus Herzl)

Gordon, Cyrus H. (Cyrus Herzl), 1908-

Gordon, Cyrus H. (Cyrus Herzl), 1908-2001

Gordon, Cyrus Herzl

Gordon, Cyrus Herzl, 1908-

Gordon, Cyrus Herzl, 1908-2001

Herzl Gorden, Cyrus 1908-2001

Гордон, Сайрус

Гордон, Сайрус Г 1908-2001

גארדאן, כורש הרצל

גורדון, כורש הרצל

גורדון, כורש הרצל 1908-

גרדון, כורש הרצל

כורש הרצל גורדון

ゴードン, C. H

ゴールドン, サイラス

サイラス・ゴードン

居魯士·赫茨爾·戈登

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Genesis : world of myths and patriarchsEssays on the Ebla archives and Eblaite language