Book #52994

Looking for Dilmun - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Geoffrey Bibby
Book #52994 Looking for Dilmun - 1st Edition/1st Printing. Geoffrey Bibby.

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket
Publisher: New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1969.

An edition in Very Good condition that is aged and mildly shelfworn with a cocked spine in a price-clipped alike dust-jacket that has a series of little tears around the edges. There is a previous owner's bookplate on the front pastedown.

Dilmun is an enigmatic and much-sought-after place in ancient Near Eastern mythology. The story of Dilmun is one of migration and the search for a place to call home. Set in a time before the world was divided into East and West, Dilmun is a place where the waters of the deep and the sky are one. Dilmun is also a place of great wisdom, where the gods reside. In Looking for Dilmun, Geoffrey Bibby tells the story of Dilmun from the perspective of its source, the Babylonian creation epic Enuma Elish. Bibby connects Dilmun and the other ancient Near Eastern myths with the biblical story of Eden, and he offers a unique and illuminating view of Dilmun as a place of creation, a place of refuge, and a place of wisdom.; 8vo; 383 pages.

Price: $55.00