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The Adapa Story (1.129)
(660 words)

Subject: Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World; Akkadian Canonical Compositions; Royal Focus; Epic

Commentary

In Mesopotamian tradition, Adapa was the first of the semi-divine sages (apkallu) who served as counselors (ummānu) to the ante-diluvian kings, bringing the arts of civilization to humanity. In a late formulation of this tradition, each of these kings had his own counselor, and Adapa served Alulim, the first king. He was identified as Oannes in the Gre…

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Foster, Benjamin R., “The Adapa Story (1.129)”, in: Context of Scripture Online, Editor in Chief: W. Hallo. Consulted online on 03 December 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-436X_cos_aCOSB_1_129>



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