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Author Bosworth, David Alan, 1972- author

Title Infant weeping in Akkadian, Hebrew, and Greek literature / David A. Bosworth
Published Winona Lake, Indiana : Eisenbrauns, 2016
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Description 1 online resource
Series Critical studies in the Hebrew Bible ; 8
Critical studies in the Hebrew Bible ; 8
Contents Title; Contents; Preface; Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter 1: Infant Crying; Chapter 2: Infant Crying in Mesopotamia; Chapter 3: Weeping in Infant Abandonment Stories in the Old Testament; Chapter 4: Weeping in Infant Abandonment Stories in Ancient Greek Literature; Chapter 5: Comparative Perspectives; Appendix: Concordance of Baby Incantations; Works Cited; Index of Ancient and Modern Authors; Index of Scripture; Index of Other Ancient Sources
Summary Those who have spent time within earshot of a crying baby know the stress this sound can induce. Considerable scientific research has been devoted to the causes and consequences of infant crying because it is a public health concern implicated in parental frustration and infant abuse. Infant Weeping seeks to draw on the extensive research on infant crying in order to understand better the motif of infant weeping in ancient literature. The present book contributes to the growing interest in correlating scientific and humanities scholarship. Scientific research can help bridge the cultural distan
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Subject Abandoned children -- Biblical teaching.
Crying in infants.
Greek literature -- History and criticism.
Incantations, Assyro-Babylonian.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2016021175
ISBN 1575064642 (electronic bk.)
9781575064642 (electronic bk.)
(hardback ;) (alk. paper)