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Berossus

Berossus (bərŏˈsəs), 3d cent. B.C., Babylonian priest-historian; contemporary of Manetho. His work, in Greek, preserved Mesopotamian myths regarding creation and history. It survives in fragments quoted by Josephus and Eusebius of Caesarea.
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Berossos on Kos from the View of Common Sense Geography.
Apolodoro representava para a historia do Imperio Parto o que Berossos representava para a historia da Anatolia e Ctesias de Cnido para a historia da Mesopotamia no periodo helenistico (KNIPPSCHILD 2010, p.
Thus, for instance, Alalgar is said to have reigned for 36,000 years, and the same period is attributed to Dumu-zid / Dumuzi ("Son of truth") and to En-sipad-zid-Annak / Ensipazianna; Berossos indicates that Aloros (the same as Alulim) reigned also for 36,000 Earthyears (cf.
Seventeen contributions discuss the work of Berossos, a contemporary of Alexander the Great, who wrote the Babyloniaca.
Mathys' commentary on 1-2 Chronicles argues that the work was written in the early Ptolemaic period in order to counter "Manetho, Hekataios, and Berossos, whilst providing an alternative to the predominant Hellenistic values of the time" (p.
Sterling proposes a flexible kind of |oriental apologetic historiography' developing through Berossos, Apion, and others, on to Eupolemos and so to Josephus' Antiquitates Judaicae; but also to Luke-Acts.
The World of Berossos. Edited by Johannes Haubold; Giovanni B.
What is more, the two scientists indicate as a possible/plausible "contact story" the accounts by Berossos on Sumerian history, and they reproduce in their book several images of ancient cylinder seals taken from Frankfort (1939), among which two were to be essential for Zecharia Sitchin's (2007i: 176ff, 204ff) demonstration in The twelfth planet (1976) precisely that the civilization of Sumer is the result of alien contact.
The World of Berossos. Classica et Orientalia, vol.
116: It may be questioned whether adapu means "wise." That Berossos' Oannes is derived from Sumerian [u.sub.4]-an-na (thus rather than uma-an-na) and is "none other than Adapa" has long been clear from the compound forms umun-a-da-pa,(39) [u.sub.4]-an-na-a-da-pa,(40) and [u.sub.4]-ma-da-num-a-da-pa.(41)