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A Dictionary of Asian Mythology

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Current Version:
2002

In all parts of the world, including Asia, flood myths are found, usually as aspects of the larger creation story.

Flood and Flood Hero, The

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A Dictionary of Creation Myths

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009

In many creation myths the creator becomes disgusted with the behavior of human beings and cleanses his creation with a

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A Concise Companion to the Jewish Religion

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
180 words

The deluge in which God destroyed all mankind (with the exception of Noah and his family) because of their evil

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2003
Subject:
Religion
Length:
18 words

Deluge described in Genesis 6. 1–9. 18. For the flood of Manu in India, see PRALAYA.

Flood, The

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The Oxford Companion to the Bible

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Religion
Length:
469 words

Today, as in the past, catastrophic floods are experienced universally, and stories are told about them. The stories share many

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
Length:
386 words

There is no archaeological evidence for the universal flood described in Gen. 6–8, but there are several Mesopotamian stories about

Flood, The

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World Encyclopedia

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Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Encyclopedias
Length:
93 words

Primeval deluge, sent by God to devastate the Earth as a punishment for wickedness. As related in the Old Testament

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A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology

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Current Version:
2004

Instances of the international flood theme (folk motifs: A1010–22) occur frequently in Celtic literatures. The biblical Deluge serves as a

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Religion
Length:
249 words

The biblical account of the flood that God visited upon the earth because of human wickedness is told in Genesis...

Flood, The

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Alexander Kazhdan and John H. Lowden

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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295 words

(κατακλυσμός). According to the Chronicon Paschale (42.12–16), the inundation of the world (Gen 6–8) completed the period of “barbarism” that encompassed the ten generations from ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

the biblical flood said in Genesis ch. 6–9 to have been brought by God upon earth because of the wickedness of the human race, and from which only ...

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