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

Overview
Works: 220 works in 906 publications in 8 languages and 17,256 library holdings
Genres: History  Miscellanea  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Other, Dedicatee, Creator, Interviewee, Translator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Composer, Signer
Classifications: E103, 417.7093
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Most widely held works by Cyrus H Gordon
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 1,049 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

22 editions published between 1962 and 1973 in English and French and held by 959 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 851 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 )

28 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 779 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 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ancient Near East by Cyrus H Gordon( Book )

16 editions published between 1958 and 1965 in English and held by 672 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 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

16 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

108 editions published between 1955 and 1998 in 5 languages and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1962 and 2001 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1958 and 1960 in English and Undetermined and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

26 editions published in 1949 in 5 languages and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1957 and 1966 in English and held by 434 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 )

14 editions published between 1953 and 1959 in 3 languages and held by 423 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 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 379 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 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eblaitica : essays on the Ebla archives and Eblaite language( Book )

8 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The discovery of the great Early Bronze Age library at Tell Mardikh, the site of the ancient city of Ebla, has altered significantly our understanding of the history and culture of ancient Syria and the neighboring areas. This volume contains essays that provide additional texts from the site, as well as studies on previously published texts that further the understanding of both the language and culture of the great city-state. These articles are by members of the Ebla Seminar at New York University, as well as from the epigrapher of the Italian expedition at Ebla, Alfonso Archi. Debate about the identification and connections of the language of the tablets found at Ebla will probably continue for some time, and the place and influence of the city in the web of ancient Syrian and Near Eastern culture will be discussed for years to come. This volume provides additional information relevant to both concerns and contributes to clarification of the issues involved. The fourth and final volume in the series Eblaitica: Essays on the Ebla Archives and Eblaite Language embodies eight cogent essays by a variety of specialists. Of particular interest in this issue is the second part of Michael Astour's history of Ebla. Contributors include Alfonso Archi, Michael C. Astour, Cyrus H. Gordon, Gary A. Rendsburg, Robert R. Stieglitz, and Al Wolters. The fourth and final volume in the series Eblaitica : Essays on the Ebla Archives and Eblaite Language embodies eight cogent essays by a variety of specialists. Of particular interest in this issue is the second part of Michael Astour's history of Ebla. Contributors include Alfonso Archi, Michael C. Astour, Cyrus H. Gordon, Gary A. Rendsburg, Robert R. Stieglitz, and Al Wolters
Boundaries of the ancient Near Eastern world : a tribute to Cyrus H. Gordon by Meir Lubetski( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For over threescore years Cyrus H. Gordon's scholarship and teaching have provided new directions to the study of the ancient Near East. This collection of 34 essays in honour of his 90th birthday, edited by three of his former pupils, celebrates his fascinating and remarkable achievements and reflects his broad command of ancient studies."--WATSON
Orient and Occident. Essays presented to Cyrus H. Gordon on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday by Cyrus H Gordon( Book )

14 editions published in 1973 in English and German and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Bible and the ancient Near East
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Cyrus H. Gordon Amerikaans antropoloog (1908-2001)

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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 patriarchsEblaitica : essays on the Ebla archives and Eblaite languageBoundaries of the ancient Near Eastern world : a tribute to Cyrus H. Gordon