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Religious Studies 2630A/B
MYTH IN THE NEAR EAST
Course examines mythological traditions of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Canaan and Israel, asking: What is myth? What is the relationship between myth and social realities? Texts addressed will include Babylonian, Egyptian, and biblical creation accounts, flood narratives, the Epic of Gilgamesh, and stories about death and the underworld.